Well Visit – 18 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 – Pick the age that most appropriately fits your child’s age at the time of visit –

    18 month   20 month   22 month

  • Have you begun weaning bottles/pacifiers yet?
  • Is your baby experiencing any hard or infequent stools?
  • Are you noticing any tantrum behavior?

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

  • Hib (Haemophilus Influenza type b) – ActHib

  • Hepatitis A – Vaqta

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!!!

  • Activities to promote development 16- 20 month

  • The current recommendation is for your child to be rear facing until at least 2 years of age. Most convertible seats have limits that will allow children to ride rear facing until at least 2 years, but if your child is taller or heavier than average, check the limits for your seat. This infographic includes pictures to explain why it is so important to keep your child rear facing as long as possible.

  • 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.
  • Potty Training – Most children are ready for potty training between 2-3 years.    We will discuss this more at your 2 year visit, including providing you with a handout with guidance.  There can be consequences with potty training when your child is not ready, but you can take the time now to learn more in preparation for when your child is ready.