Well-child visits during infancy

At Welia Health, we’ll be with you through every important first in your child’s life with frequent well-child visits for infants from birth to 12 months.

Choosing your baby’s provider is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a new parent. The best time to start looking is between 28 and 34 weeks into your pregnancy.

Start by asking your friends and coworkers for recommendations. Then check the credentials of potential health care providers. Next, look for a clinic that is convenient for you. Welia has locations in Mora, Hinckley and Pine City. Set up some time to speak with the provider you are considering and talk to other parents asking them about their experiences with Welia. Have a list of questions or topics to discuss. Be sure to ask about issues and preferences that are important to you – such as immunizations, breastfeeding and circumcision. We want you to be comfortable asking questions and confident in the answers you receive because they will become your trusted partner as your child grows!

Well-child visit schedule for infants

  • 48-hour well-baby visit (after discharge)
  • 2 weeks after birth
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months

Assessments at each visit

  • Head circumference
  • Height and weight
  • Weight for length percentile
  • Health history
  • Surveillance
  • Head-to-toe physical exam
  • Immunization review

Age-specific assessments

  • Maternal depression screenings (0-6 months)
  • Hearing risk assessment (24 hours after delivery)
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaire (5 times between 0 and 5 years)

Oral health recommendations

  • Recommended at eruption of first tooth or no later than 12 months of age
  • Fluoride varnish application (FVA), starting at eruption of first tooth