Well Visit – 12 Months

Well Visit Preparation

Please take a few minutes to complete and consider the following, which will help you optimize your time in our office.

  • Developmental Screen – 12 month

  • Be prepared for a toe prick for hemoglobin to evaluate for iron deficiency anemia and lead to evaluate for lead exposure.
  • Have you started any “milk” yet?
  • Have you begun weaning bottles/pacifiers yet?
  • Is your baby experiencing any hard or infequent stools?
  • How are you dealing with your baby’s increased mobility?  Have you begun to notice increased desire for independence?

Vaccines Typically Administered

We will be discussing multiple vaccines at this visit. Please come prepared with questions after reviewing the resources provided. Information from the CDC about each vaccine is provided on this page

  • DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) – Daptacel, also available as combination vaccine Pentacel

  • Hepatitis A – Vaqta

 

Please note that your child is also eligible for Varicella and MMR if there are risks  factors (infection in the community, travel outside the US).

Member Benefits You May Value at This Age

Your SEE Alternatives Wellness membership includes content about health and wellness that you may find helpful. Take a few minutes to access this information on the member only page. The password for this page is found on your welcome letter.  If you are unable to locate your welcome letter, please email us at info@seealternatives.com and we will share the information with you again.

  • Turning Picky Eaters into Healthy Eaters – this is actually a discussion about preventing picky eating and includes ideas from mutiple moms.
  • Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

  • Fever – Why you shouldn’t fear it!

Your Wellness Guide Additional Topics

At each well visit, you will receive a Your Wellness Guide, which provides information that we may not have time to discuss at your visit.  Even with the handout, there is still more information we cannot fit!  We are believers in Knowledge is Power, so we share as many resources with you as possible!!!

  • Car Seat Safety – Your baby should be in a rear facing car seat until at least 2 years of age. Make sure to look at the manufacturer guidelines for what height/weight the transition to the convertible seat occurs.   Here is a guide for additional information.  

  • This infographic includes pictures to explain why it is so important to keep your child rear facing as long as possible

  • We are learning that a healthy gut influences not only our physical health, but our mental and emotional health as well.  This is an amazing article about the importance of a healthy microbiome, gut and beyond

  • We highly recommend the book The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook – The Kid-Friendly, Pediatrician-Approved Way To Transform Your Family’s Health. It is a great guide for nutrition for all ages. You can learn more about the book in our blog.