The 12-month check-up
12:41 (GMT+2), Wed, 20 July 2011
During the rest of the check-up:
- At your baby’s last check-up for the year, your doctor will ask about your little one’s sleep patterns and his eating habits – and of course how many teeth he has already.
- It is important at this stage for the doctor to know whether your baby is standing, pulling himself up by using furniture (or you!) and whether he is attempting to walk or point at objects.
- Another important aspect of development by 1 year is whether your baby is saying anything yet.
By Xanet van Vuurenxanet van vuuren, paediatricians, check-up, baby
- Your baby will be weighed and measured again.
- He will now receive his next round of immunisations.
- If you’re considering vitamin supplements for your baby you should discuss it with the doctor, as well as the best treatment for colds, coughs, bumps, cuts and falls.
- Your baby’s eyesight and hearing will be tested once again.
- The doctor will also make sure that he or she finds out from you what your baby’s vision is like and how his fine motor skills are developing, for example, can he hold an object between two fingers?