Preventive Care Promotes Healthy Growth & Development
Did you know regular well child visits are one of the most important things you can do to keep your child healthy? Well child visits also provide you with the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s health and development.
These checkups will occur frequently, particularly for the first few years of your little one’s life. This is because your child is reaching a lot of developmental milestones during these first few years and it’s important that you have a children’s doctor that can monitor this development. We advise having one clinician as your family's primary provider so that person can get to know you and your family.
These checkups are important for parents, too. Be sure to write down any questions ahead of time so we have time to address all of your questions.
We follow the schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as listed below. Please call our office 3 months in advance to schedule an appointment with your child's primary care provider on the date that best fits your needs.
The American Academy of Pediatrics schedule through the first 36 months of life:
- After discharge visit
- 2-week checkup
- 1-month checkup
- 2-month checkup
- 4-month checkup
- 6-month checkup
- 9-month checkup
- 12-month checkup
- 15-month checkup
- 18-month checkup
- 24-month checkup
- 30-month checkup
- 3 yrs and up, yearly check-ups
This schedule may vary slightly depending on your child’s development and health.
Why Choose Valley Pediatrics Associates, LLC
We know one of the most important decisions for new parents is finding a pediatrician that they trust to care for their family. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care, whether it’s a simple newborn checkup or its more advanced treatment plans. Our providers and care team at Valley Pediatrics Associates, LLC are ready to welcome you to their compassionate practice. To schedule a Well-Child Visit call us at (410) 902-7710.