The Importance of Well Child Checkups
By Southwest Children's Clinic
February 08, 2016
Category: Children's Health
Tags: well-child checkup  

Find out why your child should visit their West Jordan pediatrician routinely.

Unless your child is feeling sick, you may not think it’s important for them see their pediatrician at Southwest Children’s Clinic in West child checkupJordan, UT. But remember--part of our goal is to prevent issues from occurring in the first place. And one of the best ways to ensure that you protect your child from illness is to come into the office once a year for a wellness checkup. Find out more about these visits and why they are so valuable.

A well-child visit is a time for pediatricians and parents to check on the health of a children and make sure everything is developing normally. The first well-child visit usually occurs a few days after your child is born and continues until they reach adulthood.

What will happen when my child visits their pediatric doctor in West Jordan?

During their well-child checkup, we will perform a thorough physical exam, administer any necessary immunizations, discuss their diet and lifestyle, and talk to you about developmental milestones. We won’t be doing all the talking during this visit. In fact, this is the best time to bring up any questions and concerns you may have about your child’s health.

We are experts on pediatric health, so be sure to fully utilize us when you bring your child in for a visit. No question is too simple when it comes to the health of your little one.

How often do well-child visits happen?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children start having these checkups after birth. Here are the ages that your child should come in for a visit: 3-5 days after birth; 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30-months old; and at 3 and 4 years old.

After your child turns four, they should come back once a year for a physical exam to make sure they are healthy and everything is still developing as it should.

If it’s time your little one came in for a routine checkup, then give our pediatric office a call to schedule their next appointment. Southwest Children’s Clinic  in West Jordan, UT is here to address all of your child’s health needs.