Newborn Exams – Lewes, Delaware
Why You Should Book a Newborn Exam for Your Baby
Your baby’s first well visit is important because it establishes them with a pediatrician, marks the start of their health history, allows the doctor to examine them for any issues, and gives you the opportunity to ask questions. Your baby’s pediatrician will be able to answer your burning questions and provide you with general advice and specific guidance for your child’s health.
When Should Your Newborn Have Their First Checkup?
Your baby’s first well visit should occur when they are 3 to 5 days old. After their initial visit, they should visit the pediatrician at one, two, four, six, nine, and twelve months. These visits are important for keeping your child on track with the recommended vaccinations and to ensure that they are reaching developmental milestones.
Questions to Ask Your Baby’s Doctor
As a new parent, it’s perfectly normal to have a mile-long list of questions, but you may draw a blank when the day of the visit rolls around. Here are several of the most common questions that you should ask your child’s pediatrician.
- How many times a day should I be feeding my baby?
- How many hours a day should they be sleeping?
- Is my baby gaining enough weight?
- Is there anything concerning about my baby’s health that you found during the exam?
You should also be prepared to answer the doctor’s questions about your baby. They will ask you questions about your baby’s eating habits, sleep, diaper habits, temperament, and development. During the exam, they will check your baby’s eyes, ears, skin, hips, legs, fingers, toes, abdomen, heart, and lungs to ensure they are growing properly. Necessary vaccines will be administered during the exam.
Why Choose Atracare for Newborn Care?
At Atracare, we want to provide each of our patients with care that is efficient and effective. We always have Spanish-speaking staff members available to help you. Atracare is your premier partner in health for quality care. We use modern technology and modern medicine to bring our patients the care they need to stay happy and healthy. Dr. Childers, our pediatrician, won the “Best of Delaware” award in 2021, so you can be certain that your baby is in good hands.
Book a Newborn Exam at Atracare Today
Getting your newborn baby set up with a primary pediatrician is one of the most important things you can do to keep them healthy. If your newborn baby needs their first exam, schedule an appointment with Dr. Childers today. Text 667-220-6534, or call (302) 567-1500 today to schedule a pediatric wellness exam for your child. We always have Spanish-speaking staff available to help.