You may be asked to fill out a form about your child’s development. This is a good way for you to see how baby is growing for his/her age.
Baby’s provider will come in and talk to you about how things are going for baby and your family. If you have any concerns about your child, this is a good time to bring them up. The provider can address your questions.
Baby’s provider will then conduct a physical exam of your child’s body. Usually, you will be asked to take baby’s clothes off. This allows the provider to examine baby’s skin and genitals. The provider will listen to baby’s heart and lungs, look in baby’s ears, and attempt to look in baby’s nose and mouth.
For older children, the provider may observe your child crawling, standing, or walking. This is another way a provider looks at baby’s developmental progress.