9-Month Visit

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9-Month Visit

Guiding Your Child Through The Infant Year
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Find out what to expect at the 9-month visit.
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The Infant Years

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9-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 baby's health.
  • Examine your baby.
  • Ask about possible exposure of your baby to lead and test for lead if indicated.
  • Discuss your baby's risk of anemia (iron-poor blood) and test for anemia if indicated.
  • Recommend one or more immunizations for your baby: polio, 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 baby is at least 12 months old and weighs 20 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Never use a baby walker .
  • Introduce cup with breast milk or formula.
  • Do not give whole cow's milk until 12 months.
  • Supervise your baby while he is eating.
  • Do not give your baby foods that could cause choking, such as peanuts, popcorn, carrot sticks, whole grapes, raisins, whole beans or hard candy.
  • Brush your baby's teeth and gums with a soft brush.
  • Read with your baby. Play pat-a-cake and itsy-bitsy spider.

Schedule an appointment for your baby's next visit, usually at 12 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 December 2, 2011

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