We'll measure and discuss your baby's weight, length, and head circumference.
We plot those numbers on the growth chart to give you a visual of how he is changing from visit to visit.
Your provider cares about the percentiles, and how they compare to previous visits. We are looking for consistency from visit to visit. The actual numbers for weight, length, and head circumference are less important.
We'll watch your baby on his back and in tummy time.
Important Information Regarding the Rotavirus Vaccine
Rotavirus is a virus that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea.
Worldwide, rotavirus is the leading cause of death from infectious diarrhea in infants.
The first time a baby receives the rotavirus (oral) vaccine, it can shed in their poop for the next 3 weeks.
This occurs in ~50% of babies during their first dose of rotavirus vaccine, but is very rare after the second and third doses, which are given at 4 months and 6 months of life.
Your baby won't get sick, because they're receiving the vaccine, but caregivers could contract rotavirus (vomiting and diarrhea) if they aren't extra careful after changing the poop diapers during the next 3 weeks.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.Pay extra attention to problem areas, such as the areas between your fingers.
Clean under your fingernails and under your rings.
Any caregiver who is on immune modulating medications should not change the poop diapers for the next 3 weeks.
The vaccine will not change anything about your baby's poop (color, consistency, frequency, volume).