Explain routine checks carried out for: the newborn, the baby during the first year of life

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 1.6: Understand the needs of the mother and baby during pre-conception, pregnancy and the first year of life
Learning outcome: 4.Understand developmental checks from birth to 12 months
Assessment criteria: 4.1 Explain routine checks carried out for: the newborn, the baby during the first year of life

  • Routine checks carried out on newborns include:
    • Physical examination (eyes, heart, hips, testicles etc.)
    • Hearing screening – gentle clicking noises played through an earpiece and responses are monitored
    • Blood spot test – also known as heel prick test, blood is taken and screened for a number of rare conditions
  • Routine checks carried out on the baby during the first year of life include:

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