What Happens at Child Wellness Checkups?
By Southwest Children's Clinic
October 08, 2018
Category: Children's Health

What are pediatric wellness checkups and why are they necessary for your child?

All parents want the same thing for their children: to see that they are healthy and leading a happy life. We know how important that is, which is why our West Jordan, UT, pediatricians are dedicated to providing preventive medical care, as well as comprehensive treatments and procedures when necessary. From the moment your baby is born you will need to bring them in for wellness checkups.

The number one goal of wellness checkups is to make sure that your child is healthy and that they receive the proper care they need to remain healthy. Sure, we know that everyone gets sick at some point but the purpose of having our West Jordan children’s doctor by your side is to make sure your child gets the preventive care they need to prevent medical problems.

First and foremost, a wellness checkup allows our pediatricians to be able to continuously monitor your little one to guarantee that they are reaching all developmental milestones, from saying their first words to being able to walk. If there are any delays in these developmental milestones our doctors will be able to pinpoint the problem right away.

These visits are also important for parents, as well. First-time parents, in particular, will have a lot of questions or concerns about everything from breastfeeding to healthy eating habits to exercise. We are here to answer these questions and more. While we may focus on the physical development of your child, this doesn’t mean that we don’t also take time to check the mental and behavioral developments of your child, as well.

From birth until 18 years old, your child will also need to get a variety of vaccinations to prevent them from life-threatening illnesses and long-term health complications. These vaccinations also keep other children and family members safe from infection. Make sure to follow this vaccination schedule to guarantee that your child is protected from many preventable childhood illnesses.

Do you need to schedule your child’s next routine checkup? Do you have questions about the services we offer here in West Jordan, UT? If so, don’t hesitate to turn to Southwest Children’s Clinic. We are here to meet all of your little one’s health needs.