Here are some questions you might have for your paediatrician at this stage.
Though the doctor is an expert on babies in general, at this point, you’re the expert on your baby. But that doesn’t mean you won’t have lots of questions about the best way to raise them. Write down any thoughts as they come up, either in a notebook or on your smartphone, so you can ask when you visit the doctor or when you call your doctor.
Here are some questions you might have at this stage:
- Can you show me how my baby tracks on growth charts?
- Are there immunization reactions I should be on the lookout for?
- When should I wean my baby from the bottle?
- How can I break my baby of the habit of falling asleep with a bottle?
- How can I encourage self-feeding?
- What kinds of foods should I be offering my baby now?
- Which foods should be avoided because they’re choking hazards or present other problems?
- When can my baby start to drink milk? What kind should I give?
- How long will my baby continue to need two naps?
- How can I encourage my baby’s first steps?
- Does my baby need shoes?
- How can I encourage my baby’s first words?
- How can I help my child adjust to someone else other than myself and my husband?
- How can I help my child adjust to daycare?
Also, ask about these matters:
- Your baby’s developmental progress (problems or how to encourage it).
- Any regression you notice.
- Ongoing or new sleep problems.
- Disagreements about care with your spouse, your mother, or anyone else.
- Data on file