When you and your infant are discharged from the hospital, the first few days can be both exciting and overwhelming, and we are here to help. The AAP recommends that healthy newborns are seen by a pediatric provider within 1-3 days of discharge
from the hospital. At this first visit, your provider will review the birth history, address any questions you might have, and
ensure that your newborn is gaining wait and developing as
We recommend visiting our office for routine well checks at the following ages:
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
During each well check, we will mark your baby’s growth, including height, weight, and head circumference, confirm that your child is meeting expected developmental milestones, discuss behavioral concerns, and provide guidance to ready you for upcoming phases in your baby’s development. A few of our key points of discussion during these visits include baby-proofing the house at 6 months of age, introducing the child to solid foods between 4 and 6 months, weaning your baby off the bottle at 1 years old, and conducting routine screenings at 18 and 24 months of age. By monitoring a child’s growth and development, our physicians can identify any developmental delays and assist parents with early intervention or simply help new parents through the complex maze of parenthood.
We work with families to ensure their child is as healthy as possible. If signs of developmental delays arise, additional examination can be done through developmental screenings. Should families or the provider feel a concern that warrants further investigation, our pediatrician may conduct a short test of basic skills to identify any potential learning delays or areas of development where the child may lag behind his or her peers. We encourage child developmental screenings for all babies and toddlers at the following ages.
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 or 30 months
In the United States, up to 13% of children are diagnosed with conditions such as autism, language and school-readiness delays, intellectual disabilities, and other forms of developmental challenges. Early intervention can help children with developmental disabilities or delays and provide significant assistance to families. Treatments such as occupational therapy, medical services, physical therapy, counseling and family services, and psychological services may help your child grow on pace with his or her peers if developmental delays are caught early. Our newborn clinics are available to offer knowledge and support to families throughout every developmental stage.
Contact our office at 619-583-6133 to schedule your next well visit with us today!