I don't know my next well baby visit...

Tara - posted on 06/27/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So my daughter just turned 18 months, and I was just curious when the well baby visits are. I had her in at 12 months and everything was normal (but I lost the sheet that says when she needs to be seen). I have talked to some people and they have said at 15months and 18 months (pretty much every 3 months) ? This seemed like a lot of visits to me? Does anyone know?
( I did call the clinic and they said age 2, but I thought this was too long of a period?) lol, any help would be nice. Thanks :)
p.s. I live in the U.S. (Minnesota)

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Brandie - posted on 06/29/2010

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After birth, it's every 3 months until they are 18 months. Then it's at 2 years. After that, I couldn't tell you. That's where I'm at too. I had the same question.
I don't think it varies by state, but I am in Utah.

Vicki - posted on 06/27/2010

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My dr says 2 years is next. My daugher finished up all the shots needed at 12 mos-5 of them in two appts. Her next shots aren't until 2 years. So I would say check in with the dr see when she needs her next shots and if not sooner then go at 2 years. As long as shes healthy and you don't have any ongoing issues that need checked I don't see a reason to go in sooner.

Rebecca - posted on 06/27/2010

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After her 1 year check up, you should have well visits at 15 months, 18 months, then 2 years. After that, it's just yearly. Those visits in between one and two will probably involve shots as well. Most of them are not new, but are additional shots in series that she started in her first year. She needs these "boosters" to finish building the immunity (assuming you have been getting her vaccinated). If she's is 18months and hasn't been back since 12 months, she'll have some catching up to do, so don't put it off much longer! There's nothing worse than watching your baby get so many shots at one time!

PS You're clinic will have records of her shots.

Tara - posted on 06/27/2010

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Yea I guess I mean just for her 'regular' checkup and shots. I took her every three months for the first year, but now I don't know if we continue with that, if its every 6 months or just yearly.

Shayna - posted on 06/27/2010

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It depends, are you talking just about check up with her doctor? or her needles? If it is just a check up, you can take her anytime you want, but it really is not necessary until she is two years of age, as long as she in your mind is growing healthy.

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