Smyrna Pediatrics Well Visit Schedule: Birth to 1 Year

Knowing what to expect for a well visit can help parents, guardians, and children better prepare for their trip to the pediatrician. It is a good idea to arrive at your visit with a list of questions for your pediatrician. In our practice, we have found the more information we provide, the better our well visits go and the better we care for and serve our patients. Smyrna Pediatrics has provided our well visit schedule below. Along with the schedule of visits according the child’s age, Dr. Rachel Ricafort also includes what to expect with each visit. Have a question? Call us at (615) 620-7780. 


What to Expect at Your Baby’s 1 or 2 Week Visit

We will talk about any concerns you have about the care of your baby. We begin monitoring the weight of your baby. 

We also discuss the following: 

  • When to call the doctor for fever, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Feeding issues or concerns
  • Baby care and safety
  • Maternal adjustment to the baby post delivery

What to Expect at Your Baby’s 1 Month Visit

We will talk about the following:

  • Any concerns you have about your baby
  • Feeding your baby and watching him or her grow
  • How your baby is doing with your whole family
  • The birth mother’s health and recovery
  • Your plans to go back to school or work
  • Caring for and protecting your baby
  • Safety at home and in the car

What to Expect at Your Baby’s 2 Month Visit

We will talk about the following: 

  • Your baby’s growth and developmental milestones
  • How your baby is feeding
  • Sleeping issues,
  • The importance of playing and talking to your baby
  • The need for vaccines

What to Expect at Your Baby’s 4 Month Visit

We will talk about the following:

  • Your baby and family
  • Feeding your baby
  • Sleep and crib safety
  • Calming your baby
  • Playtime with your baby
  • Caring for your baby and yourself
  • Keeping your home safe for your baby

What to Expect at Your Baby’s 6 Month Visit

We will talk about these topics:

  • Introducing solid food
  • Getting help with your baby
  • Home and car safety
  • Brushing your baby’s teeth
  • Reading to and teaching your baby 

Poison Help: 1-800-222-1222 Child safety seat inspection: 1-866-SEATCHECK; seatcheck.org


What to Expect at Your Baby’s 9 Month Visit

We will talk about these topics:

  • Disciplining your baby
  • Introducing new foods and establishing a routine
  • Helping your baby learn
  • Car seat safety

Safety at home Poison Help: 1-800-222-1222 Child safety seat inspection: 1-866-SEATCHECK; seatcheck.org


What to Expect at Your Child’s 12 Month Visit

We will talk about 

  • Setting rules and limits for your child
  • Creating a calming bedtime routine
  • Feeding your child
  • Supervising your child
  • Caring for your child’s teeth 

Poison Help: 1-800-222-1222 Child safety seat inspection: 1-866-SEATCHECK; seatcheck.org