It’s that time again. Time to get everyone loaded up in to the car to see the physician. Nothing is wrong and there are no noticeable issues that need to be addressed. So why are the kids going in to see the doctor? Isn’t this just a waste of money? Doctors are there when kids aren’t feeling well, right? Actually baby and child well visits play and important role in making sure that your kids remain strong and healthy.
All parents keep an eye on their children’s development. They want to check to see that they are growing both physically and mentally. They want the assurance that everything is going well and their children are on track for continued success. But sometimes a parent can overlook important signs that show something might not be going well. With a well-baby or well-child appointment you can learn where your child is as far as development goes. Are they where they need to be socially? Is their weight okay for their height?
Once the doctor has completed the exam you will find out where you child stands and how they are doing. You either learn what areas may need some help or you walk away with some peace of mind that all is going as expected. Either way this visit is important for you as well as your child.
Parents also don’t like to see their children sick. One of the best ways to prevent some types of serious illness is immunizations. At a well-baby or well-child appointment you can find out just what immunizations your child is scheduled to have. You can protect them from unwanted diseases and sickness and gain medical records needed to register in school.