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Which examinations for my child from 0 to 3 years old?

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Juil 15, 2023
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Which examinations for my child from 0 to 3 years old?

Your child’s first 3 years are punctuated by strong growth, during which it is essential to ensure their proper development. Checkups are therefore essential and will also punctuate your life as young parents. When you are expecting your child abroad, the information is more complicated to find, so what examinations are necessary? Which hospital to go to? So let’s see step by step what exams are to be done for a child from 0 to 3 years old and where to go in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Recommended health and development check-ups:

When ? What examinations for the child? For what ?
At birth Physical examination:

  • Weight
  • Eyes
  • Hearts
  • Hearing
  • Hip
  • Genitals
  • Blood test
Make sure the baby is in good health birth. See possible motor or perception problems. Finally, the blood test, to detect a problem metabolic or genetic.
Between 1 to 2 weeks 1er check up:

  • Sleep quality
  • Feeding with milk
  • General development of the baby
Routine examination to monitor the proper development of the baby and young parents.
Between 6 to 8 weeks New physical exam:

  • Weight
  • Eyes
  • Hearts
  • Hearing
  • Hip
  • Genitals
  • Size
  • Head measurement
Ensure the baby’s linear development using growth charts. Try to notice any delay.
From 9 to 12 months Development check-up:

  • Language
  • Learning
  • Diet
  • Behavior
Test on the development of the child, to detect possible behavioral disorders or cognitive delay. We also ensure a good diet.
2 to 3 years old General development exam:

  • Development: Speech, behavior, body movement and social interaction
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Growth
  • blood test
Last examinations of the newborn, to ensure its good physical and social growth. Blood test to detect possible health problems.

In addition to the examinations, do not forget the vaccination and keep the vaccination record up to date. This will allow the child to be immunized against certain diseases. To prepare for childbirth you can look at our articles on maternity:

Or the website Vaccination info service

Where to go in Singapore?

Health and developmental checkups are usually done at general practice hospitals or children’s clinics.

Audience :

  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH),
  • National University Hospital (NUH),
  • Changi General Hospital (CGH) are reputable public hospitals.

Private :

  • Concord International Hospital,
  • Farrer Park Hospital (FP),
  • Raffles Hospital (RH).

Beware of the costs of private hospitals, they can be staggering. Take a good look at what your exam insurance covers.

Where to go in Shanghai?

Health and developmental check-ups are usually done at normal public or private hospitals. It is possible to go to clinics for children but the price will be higher.

Audience :

  • International Peace Maternity
  • Shanghai Red House Maternity

Private :

  • Jiahui Hospital
  • Shanghai United Family
  • Ferguson
  • Raffles

Beware of the costs of private hospitals, they are higher than in the public, however the quality of care and service with English speaking staff is significant. Take a good look at what your exam insurance covers.

Where to go in Hong Kong?

Health and development check-ups are usually done at general practice hospitals.

Audience :

Private :

  • Canossa Hospital
  • Gleneagles HK Hospital
  • Hong Kong Adventist Hospital
  • St. Teresa’s Hospital

Beware of the costs of private hospitals, they can be staggering. Take a good look at what your exam insurance covers.

Are examinations for children from 0 to 3 years old covered by your health insurance?

If you have coverage:

  • The newborn will be covered from birth by adding it to the mother’s coverage within 30 days of birth. All possible complications will therefore be covered for the mother and the child. The coverage will follow the same conditions as the mother, so international coverage:
  • The pediatrician will be fully covered, within the limit of the coverage taken out.
  • Vaccination will be covered, within the limits of coverage.

If you don’t have coverage:

In this case, it is impossible to add your newborn to coverage, so you will have to wait until the first 15 days of the child, for:

  • Insure only the newborn (without an adult on the policy). Often more expensive than family coverage, up to 20%.
  • Choose a blanket for you and your child.

To help you choose the right maternity insurance, you can count on insurance professionals who will be able to advise you and help you make the right decision, you can contact us here.

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