Well baby check-ups
- Contact your pediatric health care provider with questions and concerns between your scheduled appointments.
- Baby will most likely receive scheduled immunizations and baby’s weight and measurements will be checked.
Feeding your baby
- Breastmilk or infant formula continues to be baby’s food.
- Your baby’s pediatrician will advise you when to begin introducing solids (strained or pureed vegetables and fruits, baby cereals).
What does baby do, and what can you do for baby?
- Baby smiles spontaneously and likes to play with people, sometimes even copying the movements, like smiling or frowning, with the person he or she is interacting with.
- Baby will giggle and coo and can let you know if he or she is happy or sad by crying.
- Baby may be able to roll over from tummy to back; holds head steady unsupported; reaches for toys; and pushes down on legs when feet are on a firm surface.
- Notify your pediatrician if your baby doesn’t do those things.
Mom (and other caregivers) can hold and talk to baby, smiling and acting excited as your baby makes sounds.
- You can read and sing to baby, and look with baby in a mirror (they like to see themselves).
- Try to set a steady routine for sleeping and feeding.
- Hold and rock your baby, and let baby know you are nearby if you are out of baby’s sight.