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Old 05-17-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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I was wondering how many well-child/ check-up visits to the doctor are usually done in the USA in a child's first three years or so? My twins were born in Ireland so I am not sure what the usual is here, or whether it depends on the doctor. As the kids are healthy (Thank G_d!), they don't go to see the doctor other than for vaccinations and so I want to know if I should make appointments for them for a check-up? They had their one year check-up and vaccinations in February (they are 15 months now), and everything was fine.

In Ireland, there would be a 18 months visit to check on development (walking, hearing, speech etc), weight and height etc, and then another vaccination visit at 2 years and 3 years. Is it the same here?
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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Here, the "recommended" well visits are timed to go along with vaccinations: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 2 years, then yearly after that. Maybe there is one at 18 months too; I don't remember. Some people choose to not go every two months if they're not vaccinating on schedule, some people reduce the number of well visits during the cold and flu season, some people go more often because they split up vaccines, and some people don't do well visits at all, or do them less often and simply get their shots at the health department. It really depends on what you, as a parent, choose to do.
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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At 18 mos here they would have vaccinations and then a 2yr visit then 1 visit every year after. 18 mos is the last vac. until they reach school age.
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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At 18 mos here they would have vaccinations and then a 2yr visit then 1 visit every year after. 18 mos is the last vac. until they reach school age.
Interesting- I am pretty sure the vaccination schedule the twins got when we went for their last visit had another MMR shot at 2 years. They did have a vaccination visit last month (at 14 months), but I thought that was just to catch up with the US vaccinations, as we want them fully vaccinated for what is normal here (Ireland do a few less vaccines, such as no chickenpox and no Hep B).
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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You can get the MMR and whatever the other ones are anywhere from 14-18mos and that is the last set until 4-6yrs old.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: UK but on the way to NJ!
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My 15 month old has gone to well-visits every 3 months since birth (there was also a 3 week, 6 week appt). My 4 year old has gone to well-visits once a year to coincide with health forms required for his nursery school. He was born in London, UK, where I lived for 8 years before moving here 2 years ago.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:51 AM
 
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Here, the "recommended" well visits are timed to go along with vaccinations: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 2 years, then yearly after that.
This is what the ped's office told me last week (when I called I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be scheduling a 15 month or 18 month).

And yes, I was told that I will need to schedule for 18 months when the time comes.

BTW - I have 15 month old twins, too!
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: chicagoland
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I was wondering how many well-child/ check-up visits to the doctor are usually done in the USA in a child's first three years or so? My twins were born in Ireland so I am not sure what the usual is here, or whether it depends on the doctor. As the kids are healthy (Thank G_d!), they don't go to see the doctor other than for vaccinations and so I want to know if I should make appointments for them for a check-up? They had their one year check-up and vaccinations in February (they are 15 months now), and everything was fine.

In Ireland, there would be a 18 months visit to check on development (walking, hearing, speech etc), weight and height etc, and then another vaccination visit at 2 years and 3 years. Is it the same here?

Too many
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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I've noticed that even with the same doctor, we are already going less with #2 than we did with #1. Doc said I'm "experienced" this time, so I don't need to come back as soon unless I think there is reason to.
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