Vanessa Slots, MD, Pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics
Well checks are not only a time for your child to be examined and receive immunizations; they are a time to ask your pediatrician questions. I recommend caregivers write questions down so they remember what they want to ask during the visit. Below are a few important questions to ask at each well check.
- Is my child growing and developing normally? Children do not all grow and develop at the same rate, which can make it difficult to know if your child is on track. Your pediatrician will be able to discuss where your …
Chelsea Wicks, MD, pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics
It is very important for all of us to wash our hands frequently. We use our hands for everything and often end up touching our faces making it easy to transfer germs from surfaces to our airway and gastrointestinal tract.
There have been studies done recently showing that by being overly careful about germs, we may be increasing our risk for allergies because our body is not “seeing” these organisms and mounting normal responses.
This all being said, I think it is important for all of us to wash our hands before handling food and after …
Chelsea Wicks, MD, Pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics
Potty training can be a very exciting and stressful time, both for the parents and the child! Most children should be developmentally ready to be fully potty trained during the day (nighttime wetting is a whole different ball game) by the age of 3 years old. The reason it happens at this age is because the child begins to realize they have some control.
Unfortunately, it’s that realization that can turn it into a power struggle between the child and parent! Most children will start to show some signs they are ready such as letting you …