Well-Baby Checkup (Under 1 Month)

Well-Baby Checkup (Under 1 Month)

Your baby just had a routine checkup to check how well he or she is growing and developing. During the checkup, the healthcare provider may have done the following:

  • Weighed and measured your baby
  • Performed a thorough physical exam on your baby
  • Asked you questions about how well your baby is sleeping, eating, and moving
  • Asked you questions about your baby's bowel and urinary habits
  • Gave your baby one or more shots (vaccines) to protect against specific illnesses
  • Talked with you about ways to keep your baby healthy and safe

Based on your baby's exam today, there are no signs of problems. Continue caring for your child as advised by the healthcare provider.

Home care

  • Keep feeding your child as you have been or as directed by the healthcare provider.
  • Watch for any new or unusual symptoms as advised by the provider.

Follow-up care

Follow up with your child's healthcare provider as directed. Be sure you know the date of your child's next checkup.

When to seek medical advice

Call the healthcare provider right away if your child has any of these:

  • Fever of 100.4?F (38?C) or higher, or as directed by the provider
  • Poor feeding
  • Poor weight gain or weight loss
  • Redness around the umbilical cord stump
  • New or unusual rash
  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Smelly urine
  • No wet diapers for 6 hours, no tears when crying, "sunken" eyes, or dry mouth
  • White patches in the mouth that cannot be wiped away
  • Ongoing diarrhea, constipation, or vomiting
  • Unusual fussiness or crying that won't stop
  • Unusual drowsiness or slowed body movements