The nine-month visit

Safety:

  • No matter how shallow the bath water is, an unsupervised infant can drown in it
  • Keep baby rear-facing in the car seat until he is 20 pounds and 1 year of age
  • Make sure the hot water heater is set no higher than 120oF to prevent burns
  • Don’t forget to put the gates at the top and bottom of the stairs
  • A bucket of water is as deadly as a swimming pool when it comes to drowning

It is also a good time to ask about what concerns you have about your baby’s care. The next routine check-up is usually at 12 months of age. Things your baby may be able to do between now and then include:

  • Respond to the word "no"
  • Say "mama" or "dada"
  • Play Peek-a-boo
  • Walk either alone or holding onto furniture
  • Imitate sounds

Screening Tests

A test looking for anemia (hematocrit or hemoglobin) is usually done either at the nine month or twelve month visit

Immunizations

  • Hep B (Hepatitis B) Given if it wasn’t completed by the six-month visit

Good luck, have fun, and don’t forget to schedule the one-year visit.

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