2-Month Visit

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2-Month Visit

Guiding Your Child Through The Infant Year
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Find out what to expect during the 2-month visit.
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The Infant Years

Prenatal

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Reviewed by the Faculty of Harvard Medical School

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2-Month Visit

Name:____________________

Date Of Visit:____________________

Weight:____________________

Length:____________________

Head Circumference:____________________

Things the doctor will do at today's visit:

  • Ask for an update on your baby's health.
  • Examine your baby.
  • Recommend one or more immunizations for your baby: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis/whooping cough), rotavirus, Hib, polio, pneumococcus, Hepatitis B.
  • Give you an opportunity to ask questions.

Things you may want to discuss at this visit:

Your baby's growth and nutrition.

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Your baby's behavior and development.

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Your baby's sleeping habits.

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Observations about your baby's vision and hearing.

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Your plans for returning to work or school, and child-care arrangements.

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Any other concerns you have.

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Things to keep in mind:

  • Always use a car seat : backward-facing in the back seat until your baby is 2 years old or reaches the maximum height and weight for the seat.
  • Place your baby on his back to sleep.
  • Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle or prop it in his mouth.
  • Do not drink hot liquids while holding your baby.
  • Never leave your baby alone on changing tables, beds, sofas, chairs or other raised surfaces.
  • Keep small objects and harmful substances out of reach.
  • Never shake your baby.
  • Do not let anyone smoke around your baby.
  • Avoid sun exposure by keeping your baby covered and in the shade when possible.
  • Do not introduce solid foods until 6 months.
  • Do not put cereal in your baby's bottle.
  • Take time for yourself and your partner, without your baby.
  • Learn about play groups or parent support groups.
  • Talk and sing with your baby.
  • Avoid TV and other media time.

Schedule an appointment for your baby's next visit, usually at 4 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 July 31, 2014

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