When it comes to helping your child live a happy, healthy life, yearly check-ups are crucial. Although some parents assume that well visits aren’t necessary, the fact is that those are designed to keep your child healthy. Regular exams help doctors understand what is normal for your child.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies have their first check-up 3-5 days after birth, then at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months. After that, toddlers should be seen at 15, 18, 24 and 30 months. From 3 to 18 years old, they should come in once a year.