CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child.
The Ages and Stages questionnaire is a screening tool used by your physician to test for physical and social-emotional development for children from one month to 5 years. Highly reliable and valid, ASQ looks at strengths and trouble spots, educates parents about developmental milestones, and incorporates parents’ expert knowledge about their children.
Georgia law requires that all children who attend child care and enter school be up to date on immunizations to be protected against these diseases: diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Hib, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, tetanus, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and pneumococcal disease. The following information lists specific Georgia state immunization requirements for children entering child care and school.
This is such a fun stage in your child’s life, for both of you. Learn about the many activities and games you can share together.
Research shows guns in homes are a serious risk to families. Read the advice to parents on the best way to protect your child from firearms injury.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is a serious disease caused by a bacteria. It usually strikes children under 5 years old. Your child can get Hib disease by being around other children or adults who may have the bacteria and not know it.
Your child may need extra love and care after getting vaccinated. Some vaccinations that protect children from serious diseases also can cause discomfort for a while. Here are answers to questions many parents have after their children have been vaccinated.
Young children may put anything in their mouths. This is a part of learning. Many household products can be poisonous if swallowed, if in contact with the skin or eyes or if inhaled. Prevent poisoning by protecting your child from these harmful substances.
All children want to be good and please their parents. However, this is a learning process; one that is taught by parents. Learn how positively discipline your children.
Toddlers are learning many new skills. This is a time where they also establish eating habits that can impact them for the rest of their lives. Learn more about healthy eating tips and a healthy weight for your child.
Infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria can make children very sick. It causes blood infections, pneumonia, and meningitis, mostly in young children. Pneumococcal meningitis can also lead to other health problems, including deafness and brain damage.
The user friendly patient portal offers many benefits, including private access to your child’s medical information online. Learn about the many reasons to sign up and how to get started.
The comprehensive developmental screening should be completed online prior to all well visits from age 1 month to 6 years, ADHD/ADD visits, and visits with behavioral concerns. This type of enhanced developmental screening is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and hailed as a major advancement in preventive care for kids.