Mother-child pass examinations

Mother-child pass examinations

The mother-child pass examinations represent an important preventive measure. They serve the observation of the child’s development and the early detection of diseases. Thus, they have great significance for the health in adult life. During every mother-child pass examination your baby is weighed and measured. It is thoroughly examined and I observe the posture and movements of your child. In addition to advice on recommended vaccinations and age-appropriate nutrition, I am also happy to answer every question you might have about living with your child.
The orthopaedic examination, the ENT examination and the eye examination are carried out in the practice. 

Read more about the individual mother-child pass examinations

  • 1st week of life – 1st Mother-child pass examination The first examination often still takes place in the hospital. After a home birth or an outpatient delivery, I perform the examination in the practice. You get a prescription for vitamin D drops which your baby should receive from the 5th day of life.


  • 4th – 7th week of life – 2nd Mother-child pass examination with orthopaedic examination Particular attention is paid to the orthopaedic examination. In addition, the eyes are examined by means of an ophthalmoscope to rule out an inborn retinal opacification. Your baby receives the 3rd dose of vitamin K for the still immature blood clotting. 


  • 3rd – 5th month of life – 3rd Mother-child pass examination I pay particular attention to these abilities of your child: Does the baby start to grasp? Does it react to light and noise? Can it lift the head well while in the prone position?


  • 7th – 9th month of life – 4th Mother-child pass examination ear, nose and throat examination Now these milestones are being checked: Can the baby support itself with its hands and hold its head securely while in the prone position? Can it grasp with both hands? Can it pass objects from one hand to the other? Does it help to pull up if you hold out two fingers? Your baby‘s hearing is checked using soft and loud stimuli. I ask whether your baby reacts to shouts and noises and if it gets startled by sudden loud noises.


  • 10th – 14th month of life –5th Mother-child pass examination with eye examination BIn the developmental test, I check the child’s speech ability, the response of the child to the hearing of its name, the ability to adequately shift weight while standing and the ability to walk. The focus of the one-year examination is the eye exam. If there are any abnormalities, such as an indication of strabismus, I will refer your child to an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).


  •  22nd – 26th month of life – 6thMother-child pass examination This time I pay attention to these developmental steps: Can your child walk safely and climb up furniture? Can it go stairs up alone and play soccer? Does it recognise itself in the mirror and likes to look at picture books? How big is the vocabulary? Can your child form sentences with two words? Does it play simple role-plays? Around the second birthday an additional thorough eye examination by the eye doctor is planned.


  • 34th – 38th month of life – 7th Mother-child pass examination Your child is becoming increasingly mobile and has also made significant progress regarding psychosocial development. It builds towers and bridges, eats with spoon and fork and can stand briefly on one leg. Blood pressure is routinely checked for the first time.


  • • 46th – 50th month of life – 8thMother-child pass examination What can your child do already? It plays with other children, can dress itself, forms correct sentences, can stand and jump on one leg, draws and knows the most important colours.


  • 58th – 62nd month of life – 9th Mother-child pass examination This last pre-school examination is very important because the necessary steps can be taken in time to meet any need for support. Standardised tests are used to check the development of your child. A drawing of figures by your child can give indication about the fine motor skills. Gross motor skills allow your child to walk blindly on a line and stand on one leg for 10 seconds.

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