Get a Second Newborn Screening Test Between One to Two Weeks of Age

Parenting September 26, 2008 Print Friendly and PDF

Parenting Tips for Your 1 Month Old Baby

Be sure your baby has the second newborn screening test. The first test was given in the hospital before your baby came home. The second test is done at the first well baby checkup, usually at 1 to 2 weeks of age.

If you aren’t sure whether the second newborn screening test has been given, please check right away. Then, if the test has not been given, call your clinic or doctor and make arrangements to get it done as soon as possible.

Regular checkups are important.

baby check-up measuring a baby's head

Newborn screenings are important because they can detect problems, many of which can be corrected if found early.

It is also a good idea at this time to ask about immunizations for your baby, which should start at 1 to 2 months old. To see an immunization chart, go to the official Web site for immunizations.

Learn more about Your 1 Month Old Baby from Just In Time Parenting. You can also go to our Resource Links for additional information on child care and development.

Note to Parents: When reading this newsletter, remember: Every baby is different. Children may do things earlier or later than described here. This newsletter gives equal space and time to both sexes. If he or she is used, we are talking about all babies.
References: These materials were adapted by authors from Extension Just in Time Parenting Newsletters in California, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Tennessee, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Wisconsin.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.