Well-child visits at recommended intervals provide essential insights into your child’s growth and development. Parents trust the team at Irvine Doctors of Kids and Teens in Irvine, California to follow their children’s progress from birth through their teen years, and to measure and record those key milestones. Call the office to schedule a well-child visit or book online.
Children go through many stages of development physically, mentally, and emotionally. Well-child visits provide an opportunity for the team at Irvine Doctors of Kids and Teens to assess your child’s age-appropriate skills and behaviors and address any gaps.
Well-child visits include preventive vaccines, growth monitoring, and an assessment of your child’s developmental progress. Your pediatrician asks questions about your child’s behavior, eating habits, and sleep patterns and addresses any concerns you have. They also discuss what to expect as your child continues to grow.
Well-child visits change as your child matures. At the various stages of your child’s growth, your pediatrician monitors and asks about different aspects of their health. Well-visit exams over your child’s first few years will assess the following developmental milestones:
At four months, your child should be able to:
At six months, most children:
This is also the age when children typically start trying to crawl, notice their surroundings, and reach for items at a distance.
Nine-month-old babies typically:
At this age, children can usually sit on their own, crawl, and push up to a standing position (still supported).
By age one, most children can say “mama” and “dada.” They typically cry when parents leave, are afraid of strangers, shake their heads and wave, drink from a cup, walk using furniture for support, stand without support, and can take a few steps.
The average 18-month-old has temper tantrums, points to items, says simple words, plays pretend, walks or even runs, and eats and drinks with utensils.
At two years, children begin to show interest in older children and exert independence. They can also:
Three-year-olds often demonstrate emotion, dress themselves, speak clearly and have simple conversations, complete simple puzzles, draw circles, climb, and navigate stairs one foot at a time.
The average four-year-old plays with other kids, learns numbers and colors, cuts with scissors, hops, can balance on one foot, and can catch a ball.
By age five, children typically act more independent, sing, dance, act, interact with friends, and follow rules.
Call Irvine Doctors of Kids and Teens to arrange your child’s next wellness appointment or schedule online now.