Medical check up of your baby starts right from the time of birth. As soon as the baby is born doctor access baby’s Apgar scores to assess need of any intervention. Skin colour, heart rate, breathing, muscle tone, and reflex irritability are checked immediately after birth.
Doctor judges the baby on five areas and gives the baby score from 0 to 2 on each dimension. Total score of 7 to 10 is considered normal. After one week of birth your baby has to go through a series of physical examinations. These child visits are scheduled at
The maximum number of checkups is scheduled after 2 to 3 days of delivery to 1 month.
Routine check up is the best time for parents to clear any query related to baby’s health and behaviour. The best way to get most out of check up schedule of a new born is to jot down the questions that you wish to ask your doctor.
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