Typical Infant Check-up Schedule - dummies

Typical Infant Check-up Schedule

By Katy Holland, Sarah Jarvis

Part of Children’s Health For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

In the United Kingdom, various medical professionals will regularly check newborn children to assess how they grow and develop. Use this table as a guide to what you can expect in the first few months of life.

Check-up With whom What they look at
Weekly until 6 weeks Health visitor Weight, length, head circumference
6–8 weeks GP and health visitor Feeding and sleeping habits, vision and hearing
Every 2–4 weeks until 7–8 months Health clinic Weight, length, head circumference
7–8 months Health visitor and GP Development, hearing, physical examination