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Raising Children

Newborn Tests and Check-Ups

Your newborn will be checked by your doctor or midwife in the first 24 hours after birth. Your baby should be checked again within 24-72 hours. Book an appointment with your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

At your appointment they will weigh the baby and check how feedings are going. They will also do a physical exam, including checking for signs of jaundice, do any screening tests not done yet and answer any questions you might have. They will see the baby often in the first year for check-ups and vaccinations. However babies can get sick quickly. If you are concerned about your baby, take them to see a health care provider.

Watch this video:

Newborn Screening in Ontario


Newborn Screening (PDF, 171 KB) English/Francais

Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening (PDF, 437 KB) English/Francais

Jaundice Screening (PDF, 1.22 MB) English/Francais


Infant Hearing Screening


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