Congratulations on your new baby (or babies)! As you prepare for this new arrival, there are many things you need to consider, and chief among them is good medical care right from the start. At Laurel Pediatric & Teen Medical Center, our providers perform valuable newborn checks for new parents in Harford County, MD, giving babies a healthy start in life. To learn more, call to schedule an appointment.
A newborn check is a great way to ensure that everything is going smoothly during the first week after delivery. You should book your appointment at Laurel Pediatric & Teen Medical Center 2-5 days after the birth of your child.
During this first all-important visit, one of our doctors will check the following:
Our doctors spend some time checking your baby’s physical and mental development by ensuring that your baby can:
We may also test your baby’s hearing and sight to make sure these important senses are free from problems.
Ultimately, this visit provides a great opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have, or simply reaffirm that everything is on track. In fact, if this is your first child, be sure to write down your questions beforehand so you don’t forget anything while you’re with us.
Our doctors follow the schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for your child’s first two years of pediatric visits:
These visits allow our doctors to closely monitor your baby’s development, making sure that important milestones are met. We also ensure that your child’s vaccinations are on schedule, which provides your baby with protection against potentially dangerous and contagious diseases.
To give your baby a healthy start in life, call Laurel Pediatric & Teen Medical Center to schedule a newborn check.