Children Should See Paediatricians Regularly During First 3 Years Of Life

By June 28, 2018

The American Academy of paediatrics has recommended that parents and their children must visit their Pediatrician regularly during the child's first 3 years of life.

Parents can make the most of their time at their child’s routine paediatrician visits by preparing for each appointment, according to a new resource published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Dr. Maheen Quadri of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago said "One of the most important things we do during these visits is given vaccines and to get up to date health information about the child and answer concerns of the parent".

For parents, it's valuable to have that one-on-one time with a doctor, especially when there have so many resources online with different medical advice.

Parents should know their child's medical history and keep their child's health records up to date and note down any concerning health issues they may notice with their child. The doctor will ask questions in regards to the child's health, family's health and the child's development so it's a good idea to keep a note of what's been happening.

Children aged 3 years and above are also recommended for regular check-ups. When going to preschool or to school, a child may be more prone to illnesses so it's important to have regular check-ups to ensure that the child is healthy and their immunity is built up.

Reference:
Crist, Carolyn "Plan ahead for child's doctor visits, experts say", Health News, Reuters, 4th July 2018.

Last modified on Sunday, 08 July 2018 12:35