It is recommended that regular physical examinations take place within the first two years of life. Babies have a high rate of growth and mental development.
It is important to track all these changes and make sure that the newborn is within the normal established ranges.
The attending physician will take measurements of the baby’s physical characteristics such as height, head circumference, weight, vital signs (heart and lungs), and provide a full physical examination.
Evaluating alertness, muscle tone, genitals, is he/she able to lift the head and responsiveness to expressions, are but a few examples of what a Doctor will be looking for in order to carry out a full evaluation.
Physical examinations are an ongoing process. One of the most important factors in regular physical evaluations during the first two years is the possibility to correct any disorder genetic or not, before it can affect the baby any further.