Infant & Toddler Care
The providers at Platte River Medical Clinic are focused on care for the entire family. Building a relationship with our providers will contribute to the health and well-being of the whole family. During their first years of life, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends your child is seen more than once a year to ensure proper growth and development.
Well checks typically take 15 minutes. The exams for patients aged 6 months old to 4 years old will be 30 minutes long.
You can also schedule appointments when your child is not feeling well or if you have questions about their health between their well child checks.
Well Child Check Schedules
|Newborn||2 Months||15 Months|
|3-5 Days||4 Months||18 Months|
|1 Month||6 Months||2 Years|
|9 Months||3 years|
What to Expect During a Well Child Check
The well child exams for newborns include checking the baby’s weight, length, and the size of their head. You’ll discuss feeding, bowel movements, urination, sleeping, and any questions you may have. A physical exam will include an eye exam, listening to your baby’s heart, and inspecting the umbilical cord. Your provider will also check for how your baby is developing. This will include seeing if your baby focuses and follows objects. Your baby will also receive their first immunizations.
Keep in mind, if you are a nursing mother and have questions, we have a certified lactation consultant on staff.
The well child exams for infants also includes checking the baby’s weight, length, and the size of their head. You’ll discuss feeding, bowel movements, urination, sleeping, and any questions you may have. A physical exam will include an eye exam and listening to your baby’s heart. Your provider will also check for developmental milestones like your baby having good head control when they are sitting. Your baby will also receive any immunizations if they are due.
The well child exams for toddlers also includes checking the toddler’s weight, height, and the size of their head. You’ll discuss feeding, bowel movements, urination, sleeping, and any questions you may have. A screening test will be performed to check for developmental delays or autism. A physical exam will include an eye exam and listening to your child’s heart. Your provider will also check for developmental milestones like your toddler throwing a ball, running, saying 10 to 20 words, and scribbling with a crayon.
Why are Well Child Checks Important?
Your child will grow and develop quickly in their first few years of life. It is important to monitor their growth and development regularly so you can rest assured that they are healthy. It is also a great time to ask any questions you may have. Building a relationship with your child’s provider will help with their physical, mental, and social health, according to HealthyChildren.org.
Schedule a Well Child Check Today
Platte River Medical Clinic in Brighton, Colo., has same-day and next-day availability. Click here to schedule online or call 303-659-7600 to schedule with our staff.
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Platte River Medical Clinic is a patient-centered medical home. This model of care emphasizes the coordination of care between you, your child, and your primary care provider. You and your child will receive the right care at the right time. Use the patient portal to email you and/or your child’s provider directly and get your test results quickly.