1 Year Baby Check Up: What to Expect

1 Year Baby Check Up: What to Expect

The 1-year checkup can be the perfect time to bring up anything that concerns us about our child's health and development. Our health care providers are eager to answer questions and reassure us. Get more details.

Never hesitate to raise any concern — no matter how trivial — when you have an appointment with your baby's health care provider.

At your child's 1-year visit, be sure to bring up any of these issues or behaviors if you've noticed them in your child:

  • He can't bear weight on his legs.
  • He has one or both eyes still crossed, even part of the time.
  • He doesn't use both hands equally.
  • He doesn't use any real words or doesn't know his name.
  • He isn't crawling or moving forward in some way.
  • He has no fear of strangers or anxiety at separations. Fear and anxiety are normal reactions to these situations at this age.
  • He doesn't point at things.
  • He seems to have problems with his vision or hearing.
  • He loses a skill he had before.

Leave a comment *Mandatory text
I confirm I have written the entirety of the content and agree to the community guidelines and terms and conditions
  • Show comments

Thanks for the different view


Great info for the visit since every baby does stuff on their own time, it lets you know everything they should be doing instead of looking and comparing what they aren't doing by a year of age.

thank you


Thank you this will be very helpful in 2 months

Ease of mind

Missy 11/3/2015

Thank you for this article! So helpful for next month.

great advice

chrissy 9/11/2015

i love coming to the website for different advice through out the stages of my childs life.

Crib Talk: Baby talk at bedtime

Our kids sometimes talk to themselves when they're alone in bed, or at other times. These monologues, it turns out, may help them make sense of their day and process new experiences. Shhhhh — don't interrupt

Read more

Hush Little Baby

Babies bring out the best in all of us. That's why there's nothing we wouldn’t do to make life #betterforbaby.

Read more