We followed the routine (mindlessly, 'cause it was simply what people do) of well-baby checks and vaccinations, right on schedule.
If you'd asked us, back then, our opinions of anyone that did NOT vaccinate or see the doctor regularly, we probably would have replied, "They're nuts, risking their children's health like that!"
At Graham's well-baby check, at the tender age of 7 months, he was pronounced in perfect form. Exclusively breastfed, I inwardly ignored the doc's suggestion that we could start him on solids, knowing, by then, that the more breastmilk he received, the better.
The nurse then came in to give him his vaccinations. OPV, HepB, Hib & the DTP. Bam-bam-bam, they were done.
Within 30 seconds, he had his life-threatening reaction to one (or, more) of the vaccines he received. A 1/2 "normal" office visit turned into a terrifying 3 hours, finishing with his recovery. We were warned to take him to the ER, IMMEDIATELY, if anything seemed amiss.
After this, we began our research into vaccines, and swore he'd NEVER get another. We also had to deal with the doctor's exclusion of the reaction being mentioned in his medical records. Upon getting copies of all G's medical records, we saw how much information was simply never added (lot #s of vaccines, manufacturer's, etc, plus much, much more).
As a result, we have a great distrust of much of the medical community. We questions everything now, not just taking for granted that "doctor knows best".
In my personal opinion, well-baby checks, if you are NOT vaccinating, are a waste of time and money. We have excellent insurance, so money is not an issue for us. We feel we are more than capable of noticing any changes in our son (or, ourselves!), and reacting accordingly.
There are a zillion books out there about child development, and I can read them just as easily as any physician. With the Internet, the information is easily accessible.
We have a doctor that we know, and can see, if ever needed. So far, it hasn't been needed.
By the way, he's never been sick. He doesn't live in abubble, and goes everywhere with me, being exposed to pretty much all the world has to offer!
Only you know if they are "right" for your children.