15-Month Visit

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15-Month Visit

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Find out what to expect at the 15-month visit.
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15-Month Visit

Name:____________________

Date Of Visit:____________________

Weight:____________________

Length:____________________

Head Circumference:____________________

Things your doctor will do at today's visit:

  • Ask for an update on your child's health
  • Examine your child
  • Ask about possible exposure of your child to lead and test for lead, if indicated
  • Discuss your child's risk of anemia (iron-poor blood) and test for anemia, if indicated
  • Ask about possible exposure to tuberculosis (TB) and test your child, if indicated
  • Recommend one or more immunizations: varicella (chicken pox), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis/whooping cough), Hib, polio, pneumococcus, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, influenza
  • Give you an opportunity to ask questions

Things you may want to discuss at this visit:

Your child's growth and nutrition.

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Your child's behavior and development.

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Your child's sleeping habits.

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Any concerns about your child's hearing or vision.

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Your child-care arrangements.

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Any other concerns you have.

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Things to keep in mind:

  • Always use a rear-facing car seat in the back seat until your child is 2 years old or reaches the maximum height and weight limit for the seat.
  • Childproof your home. Keep small and sharp objects, plastic bags, hot liquids, poisons, medications, outlets, cords, and guns out of reach.
  • Install window guards on all windows above the first floor.
  • Watch your toddler carefully when she is around water, including buckets, pools, toilets or bathtubs.
  • Never use a baby walker.
  • Keep your baby's environment free of tobacco smoke.
  • Apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher to your child's skin at least 15 minutes before going outside; reapply about every 2 hours.
  • Eat meals together as a family.
  • Offer your toddler healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole milk.
  • Let your toddler drink from a cup and feed himself.
  • Do not give your child foods that could cause choking, such as peanuts, popcorn, carrot sticks, whole grapes, raisins, whole beans or hard candy.
  • Brush your child's teeth and gums with a soft brush and a rice-grain size smear of fluoride toothpaste. Schedule a dental visit if you have not done so already.
  • Read, sing and dance with your child. Play pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo.
  • Avoid TV and other media time.

Schedule an appointment for your child's next visit, usually at 18 months of age.

Date:_________________________

Time:_________________________

Based on health-supervision guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and from Bright Futures, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the direction of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Last updated February 11, 2011

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