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Well Child Visit at 9 Months

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is a well child visit?

A well child visit is when your child sees a healthcare provider to prevent health problems. Well child visits are used to track your child's growth and development. It is also a time for you to ask questions and to get information on how to keep your child safe. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them. Your child should have regular well child visits from birth to 17 years.

What development milestones may my baby reach at 9 months?

Each baby develops at his or her own pace. Your baby might have already reached the following milestones, or he or she may reach them later:

What can I do to keep my baby safe in the car?

What can I do to keep my baby safe at home?

How can I help to keep my baby safe from falls?

How should I lay my baby down to sleep?

It is very important to lay your baby down to sleep in safe surroundings. This can greatly reduce his or her risk for SIDS. Tell grandparents, babysitters, and anyone else who cares for your baby the following rules:

What do I need to know about nutrition for my baby?

What can I do to keep my baby's teeth healthy?

What are other ways I can support my baby?

What do I need to know about my baby's next well child visit?

Your baby's healthcare provider will tell you when to bring him or her in again. The next well child visit is usually at 12 months. Contact your baby's healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns about his or her health or care before the next visit. Your baby may need vaccines at the next well child visit. Your provider will tell you which vaccines your baby needs and when your baby should get them.

Recommended Immunization Schedule 2022

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your baby's care. Learn about your baby's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your baby's healthcare providers to decide what care you want for your baby. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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