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Baby's 1-Month Checkup: What to Expect

The past month has likely been filled with highs and lows. Your life has dramatically changed, and you probably feel unsure about what to do sometimes. That's completely normal; know that it will get better. Your pediatrician can help address any concerns that you may have, so don't be shy about asking questions!

Here's what to expect at your baby's 1-month checkup.

You Can Expect Your Baby's Doctor to:

  • Check that baby's umbilical cord stump has fallen off, and that baby's belly button is healing properly
  • Examine your baby boy's penis if he was circumcised
  • Give your baby a hepatitis B vaccine (The shot is usually given in the hospital at 2 days and then at 1 month and 6 months of age. Some pediatricians give it at birth, then at 2 and 6 months.)
  • Check your baby's weight and height and get details about the feeding schedule


Questions Your Baby's Doctor May Ask

  • Are you giving your baby tummy time when he's awake?
  • Does your baby quiet down when he hears your voice?
  • Is your baby moving his arms and legs equally?
  • Is your baby getting vitamin supplementation?


Questions You May Have About Baby's Appearance

  • Why are my baby's eyes tearing a lot?
  • When will his acne go away?
  • What can I do about my baby's flaky scalp?
  • Why are my baby's eyes crossing?


Tips for Eye and Skin Issues

  • Tear ducts in infants are sometimes blocked, but most babies grow out of this.
  • Massaging the area where the inner corner of the eye meets the nose with a warm cloth can help.
  • Don't worry if your baby develops acne or a flaky scalp.
  • Acne and flaky scalp issues usually go away on their own within a few months.
  • Washing baby's hair regularly with a mild infant shampoo and brushing out scales with a soft brush may help a flaky scalp.
  • Babies less than 3 months of age will tend to cross their eyes, open one eye and not the other, or appear to look in 2 different directions.  This is normal in the first 3 months of life.
  • Talk to your pediatrician if you are worried about any of these conditions.


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