As a parent, it can be very stressful to know if you are doing everything you can for the health of your baby. From knowing if they are getting enough rest to monitoring how they are developing mentally and physically, there are a ton of opportunities to feel overwhelmed. By taking your child to regular doctor’s visits, you not only help your baby, but also help ease your own mind.
During the first two years of your baby’s life, you and your pediatrician are sure to become well acquainted. Doctor’s visits start as early as two days after birth, and continue throughout your child’s life. According to American Academy of Pediatrics, it is recommended to have a checkup at two weeks, followed by frequent visits through the age of two. These checkups help your doctor make sure your child’s growth is on track, their development is progressing normally, and they are getting enough nutrients.
These visits also allow your doctor to catch any illnesses that may occur. By simply taking your baby to the doctor, you help ensure that if something has developed, you may catch it early on, giving your child increasingly better chances for successful treatment.
Remember that something as small as a fever, especially in infants, can indicate a problem. If your gut tells you something is wrong, do not hesitate to call your pediatrician.
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