6-Month Visit

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6-Month Visit

Guiding Your Child Through The Infant Year
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Find out what to expect during the 6-month visit.
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The Infant Years

Prenatal

Newborn

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Reviewed by the Faculty of Harvard Medical School

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6-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.
  • Discuss your baby's risk of anemia (iron-poor blood) and test for anemia if indicated.
  • Recommend one or more immunizations for your baby: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis/whooping cough), rotavirus, Hib, polio, pneumococcus, Hepatitis B, influenza.
  • 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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Any reactions to foods your baby has eaten.

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Your baby's behavior and development.

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Your baby's sleeping habits.

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Concerns about your child's hearing or vision.

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Your baby's 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 child is 2 years old or reaches the maximum height and weight for the seat.
  • Childproof your home. Keep small and sharp objects, plastic bags, hot liquids, poisons, medications, outlets, cords, and guns out of reach.
  • Do not use a baby walker.
  • Keep your baby's environment free of tobacco smoke.
  • Avoid sun exposure by keeping your baby covered and in the shade when possible. You may use sunscreen (SPF 30), if shade and clothing don't offer enough protection.
  • Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle or prop it in his mouth.
  • Introduce drinking from a cup with breast milk or formula.
  • Start solid foods, like cereal, then strained fruits and vegetables.
  • Introduce only one new food at a time and wait a few days between new foods.
  • Do not give your baby foods that could cause choking, such as peanuts, popcorn, carrot sticks, whole grapes, raisins, whole beans or hard candy.
  • Ask your dentist or doctor if your baby needs fluoride supplements.
  • Read with your baby. Play peek-a-boo.
  • Avoid TV and other media time.

Schedule appointment for your baby's next visit, usually at 9 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 August 1, 2014

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