Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months (cont.)
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When to Call a Doctor
Talk to your doctor anytime you have concerns about your baby's:
Also see your doctor if your child has lost a skill that he or she had previously mastered.
Your physical and mental health are also important in helping your baby reach his or her potential. Talk to your doctor if think you might be depressed or if you feel detached or unable to care for your baby in any way.
Doctors recommend that babies have routine well-child visits every 2 to 3 months from age 1 month to 12 months. During these visits, your doctor checks your baby's growth and development to see if your baby is reaching the milestones for each specific age. During these visits, you also can discuss any concerns you have. When your baby is age 9 months, the doctor may do a developmental screening test.
At every checkup, the doctor:
The doctor will be especially interested in certain developments at specific ages. For example:
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