Well-child visit: 2 months

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Well-child visit: 2 months 

As with all well-child visits, your baby's pediatrician or other healthcare provider will use this time to catch up with the two of you, track your baby's growth and development, look for new milestones, and talk to you about health and wellness. This appointment in particular might come with a few immunizations.

At the appointment 

If your baby didn't get her second dose of the hepatitis B vaccine at her last well-child visit, she will probably get it at this one. It's likely time for her first dose of the vaccines for diphtheria, haemophilus influenzae, pneumococcal conjugate, polio, rotavirus, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough). The immunizations for diphtheria, tetanus, and a cellular pertussis will be administered in the same dose, known as DTaP.

The healthcare provider will also be checking on milestones like smiling, cooing, looking at you, comforting herself, fussing when bored, crying differently for things like hunger or attention, moving her arms and legs together, holding her head up when she is being held, and pushing her head up when she is on her tummy.

Questions to ask

The best questions to ask are, as always, any questions you're curious about. You might have a pretty good ideas of all the basics, but there's a lot of nuance to "basic" things like feeding and sleeping. This is dedicated time to learn more about the health of your little one and be an advocate for her. Some things you might ask are:


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