Newborn Care: Helping Your Child Have the Best Start Possible
By Southwest Children's Clinic
June 17, 2016
Category: Children's Health
Tags: Newborn Care  

So you just had a baby! Congratulations! It’s a wonderful, exciting time of life!

Of course, you want your child to have every advantage. This includes health care. To give your child the best start possible, consider visiting the qualified, caring pediatricians at Southwest Children’s Clinic in West Jordan, UT.Newborn

The fact is, your child will probably see your West Jordan pediatrician more in the first year than any other time of life. That’s because your child is growing and developing rapidly. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests at least one visit to your pediatrician at one month old and at two months old. This includes regular visits throughout that first year.

Usually, these early visits are going to be routine. Your pediatrician will check the weight, length, and head circumference of your child and conduct a physical exam. They will follow up on any past concerns, and discuss such topics as nutrition, safety, and other issues and milestones to expect over the next few months.

Your West Jordan pediatrician will probably want to discuss and make recommendations regarding immunizations. For example, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children usually start vaccinations for Hepatitis B at one month. Others vaccinations, such as influenza, diphtheria, and polio, can start at two months.

Babies often have health issues that occur in the first few months. Most are not serious, but anything should be addressed immediately before it can become a problem. It is rare that your baby will suddenly become seriously ill. However, you should check with your West Jordan pediatrician if something is amiss, your baby seems out of sorts, or actually is presenting with symptoms such as fever, vomiting, nasal congestion or other issues. Above all, don’t ever hesitate to call your pediatrician with questions or concerns when it comes to the health of your child.

If you are seeking a qualified, caring pediatrician to help your child have the best start possible, call Southwest Children’s Clinic in West Jordan at (801) 563-1975.