What to Expect during your Childs two Month well Baby Visit

You’re finally starting to get more sleep, the bags under your eyes are beginning to retreat, and Baby is happy and healthy. At two months, your little bundle of joy is looking you in the eye for prolonged periods of time and making fantastically funny facial expressions. Adorable noises are coming out of that toothless smile, and those cheeks – oh, those “pinchable” cheeks…

It’s time for the two-month well-baby visit.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Your doctor will mainly focus on your baby’s growth and immunizations during this appointment. As always, your little cuddle-muffin will be weighed and measured; Baby’s measurements will be compared to averages on a standard baby sizing chart and you’ll know exactly where he or she fits in on the curve.

The second round of immunizations begins at this visit, too. If you have chosen to immunize, your baby will need the following:
Hepatitis B vaccine
DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) vaccine
IPV (Polio) vaccine
Rotavirus vaccine

You should expect your baby’s pediatrician to ask you some questions, as well – they can’t accurately judge how well your baby is without doing so. They may ask about his or her sleeping patterns, neck strength, and noise-making habits.

If you have any questions about your baby’s development, eating habits, or anything else, now is the time to ask. Pediatricians know that new parents don’t have a copy of “Raising Babies for Dummies,” so they’re expecting you to interrogate them, too.

After you leave, your baby may begin to show some of the symptoms from the immunizations, which may include fever, swelling at the injection site, and crying. These things usually pass quickly, but it’s important to remember that vaccines are not perfect and that some (although very few) babies have adverse reactions. You’ll want to watch your baby carefully to make sure that there are no serious side-effects – and if there are, you need to seek medical care immediately.

Knowing what to expect before you show up at your appointment makes the whole process go a lot more smoothly. Have a list of questions prepared so you don’t forget to ask about your important concerns. When you’ve been reassured that Baby’s right where he or she is supposed to be, it’s time to go home and spend some quality time together.

Knowing what to expect before you show up at your appointment makes the whole process go a lot more smoothly. Have a list of questions prepared so you don’t forget to ask about your important concerns. When you’ve been reassured that Baby’s right where he or she is supposed to be, it’s time to go home and spend some quality time together.