Annual Child Wellness Exams baby

Annual baby wellness check-ups

Child wellness at every age- Infancy (0-9 months)

At FirstLight, we’ll be with you through every important first in your child’s life.

Choosing your baby’s provider is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a new parent. The best time to start looking is between 28 and 34 weeks into your pregnancy.

Start by asking your friends and coworkers for recommendations. Then check the credentials of potential health care providers. Next, look for a clinic that is convenient for you. FirstLight has locations in Mora, Pine City and Hinckley. Set up some time to speak with the provider you are considering and talk to other parents asking them about their experiences with FirstLight. Have a list of questions or topics to discuss. Be sure to ask about issues and preferences that are important to you – such as immunizations, breastfeeding and circumcision. We want you to be comfortable asking questions and confident in the answers you receive because they  will become your trusted partner as your child grows!

Baby’s (0-9 months) Check-up Schedule:
  • 48- hour well baby check (after discharge)
  • 2 weeks after birth
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months

Assessments at Each Appointment:

  • Head circumference
  • Height and weight
  • Weight for length percentile
  • Health history
  • Surveillance
  • Head-to-toe physical exam
  • Immunization review

Age-specific Assessments:

  • Maternal depression screenings (0-6 months)
  • Hearing risk assessment (24 hours after delivery)
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaire (5 times between 0 and 5 years)

Oral Health Recommendations:

  • Recommended at eruption of first tooth or no later than 12 months of age
  • Fluoride varnish application (FVA), starting at eruption of first tooth