What is a Well-Child Check?
A well-child visit is one of the best ways to make sure your child is healthy and thriving. Kids bodies grow and change quickly, which is why an annual well-child check is so important.
At a well-child check, your pediatrician or primary care doctor will:
How often should I schedule a WCC?
When you come in for a well-child check depends on your child’s age. We follow guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Well-child visits are recommended at the following ages for infants and toddlers:
Top Questions to Ask During a Well-Child Check
How to get your child ready for their WCC
If only every child's visit to the doctor was easy and hassle-free, ending with a sticker and a smile. But that's not always the case, especially for anxiety-prone kids who dread shots or other medical procedures.
Creating feel-good interactions at the doctor's office early in childhood can help set the stage for positive health care experiences later on and ensure that a reluctant young patient doesn't grow up to be a doctor-dodging adult.
Ways to help prepare your child:
Here are a few tv show episodes that could help your child feel more at ease with their upcoming appointment.