Congratulations on the arrival of your baby! There is increased focus on eating healthy, getting appropriate exercise and having regular visits with your health care provider throughout the pregnancy. There are many things you can do to make sure your child has a strong foundation for good health.
Schedule and Keep Regular Well Baby Visits -
Some providers' schedules may vary slightly, but children should get checkups at the following ages:
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Get your Child Immunized - Childhood immunizations are the best way to protect your child from serious illnesses. There are 11 different immunizations recommended for children under the age of two years, and the immunization schedule can be complicated.
Make Dental Care Appointments for You and Your Child – The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry stress the importance of visiting your dentist regularly after childbirth. If your own mouth is healthy, your baby has a better chance of having a healthy mouth since decay-causing bacteria can be passed from mother to child.
Some preventive services may be covered with no out of pocket cost. Please call the Customer Service phone number on the back of your BCBSxx ID card to find out if your child’s preventive care is covered.
Check out our Welcome Baby one-sheet available for download through the button above, it’ll help you remember all this good information!
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