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Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC): When I am 2 Years Old

MN WIC Program

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I should go to the doctor for a Child and Teen Checkup when I am 2 years old to see if I am growing and healthy. Make sure to ask about a blood lead test when I am 24 months old.

Talk to my healthcare provider if you think I am learning things too slowly. Tell them if I do not use two word phrases on my own or have ANY loss of ANY language or social skills.


  • I CAN...
  • Jump, run throw a ball, open a door and climb stairs
  • Call myself by name
  • Put on clothes and wash my hands with help
  • Say 50 words and use 2 and 3 work sentences
  • Hold a glass and put a spoon straight into my mouth
  • Have definite likes and dislikes
  • Enjoy helping in the kitchen

  • YOU CAN...

  • Be flexible - I am not growing fast and may not eat as much
  • Offer me 3 small meals a day plus healthy snacks; offer foods from all the food groups
  • Give me time to get used to new foods; you may have to offer them many times before I accept them
  • Give me milk, breast milk, juice or water with meals and snacks; only water or breast milk at other times. Limit juice to 4 oz. (1/2 cup) each day. Avoid sipper cups with lids
  • Let me feed myself, even if I make a mess
  • Make sure I sit down to eat to prevent choking, and to give me special time with you
  • Eat meals and snacks at about the same time every day
  • Let me eat my own way; I am learning about smells and textures
  • Clean my teeth twice a day using a small, soft toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste - teach me to spit it out

  • TO KEEP ME SAFE & HEALTHY...
  • Continue to do things on the previous pages, such as child-proof my home, car seat safety, and keep my shots up-to-date
  • Help me learn words; I will imitate you
  • Talk to me about things I do and see
  • Offer hugs and praise to reward me; don't use food as reward or punishment
  • Match toys to my age like books, dolls, cars, building blocks or puzzles - nothing with small parts. Keep me away from the TV
  • Talk to me, read to me, and play with me
  • Be consistent with what I can and cannot do
  • Offer me lots of choices
  • Help me learn to use the toilet only when I am ready; go slowly, and if I have lots of accidents, go back to diapers until I am ready

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