Many parents view well-child visits as a time for scheduled vaccinations and to see how much your child has grown in the past few months. And although immunizations are a big part of the preventive care visit, our pediatricians also evaluate your child’s development, behavior and general well-being.
We also address safety in the home and at the playground, optimal nutrition, toilet training, and environmental concerns such as lead paint exposure, for example.
During these visits, we encourage parents to ask questions that normally can’t be address during a sick visit. For instance, our physicians also discuss common concerns with parents such as eating, sleeping, toilet training, social behaviors, as well as attention and learning problems.
Having regular well-child visits with your child’s doctor and raising the concerns that matter most to you are key ingredients in helping the doctor know you and your child, thus forming a reliable and trustworthy relationship.