Well Child and Developmental Guides: Primary Care, Newtown

Childhood is a time when your child will grow and develop rapidly. Well-child visits are more frequent early in a child’s life, as this is when children change and grow the most.

Each visit includes a complete physical examination. This will assess your infant or young child's growth and development and help identify problems early. Height, weight, and other important information is recorded and considered. Hearing, vision, and other tests will be a part of some visits. Such preventive care is important for raising healthy children.

The following information provides a time line for how frequently your child should have a well exam, a comprehensive list of developmental milestones, a feeding guide, and information about vitamin supplements for children: