Parents and their close ones are constantly thinking about the health, development and care of their new born babies. When the baby will start walking, start talking, appetite, sleeping pattern are some of the questions which are always on the mind of every parent. Don’t live in a world of doubts, it is better to get all your concerns answered by your child’s pediatrician. So, next time when you make visit to pediatrician, do ask the following concerns.
Vaccination Schedule: As a child is born, their vaccination schedule is maintained by pediatricians for preventing deadly disorders and diseases. Not a single vaccine should be missed in any circumstances. If you are unavailable for the next vaccination due to any emergency or travelling or any other reason, please ask the pediatrician for a solution.
Growth Phase: Crawling, pulling up and grabbing things, teeth development, standing, walking, etc., are the important growth phases in a child’s life which should happen at right time. Depending upon their stamina, babies are either fast or slow in their growth phase; however there are few who are very late. Keep an eye on their growth phase and be open to discuss the same with pediatrician which will help in development of baby in a correct way.
Eating: Babies are often seen playing and pulling up things; however most of the babies do not eat properly and show tantrums. Consult pediatrician how to handle kid’s diet and at the same time how to make food interesting, so that they are getting enough nutrients and calories for their activities.
Sleep: Sleep is vital for growth of healthy brain in babies, hence it is essential that your baby gets good amount of sleep. Discuss sleeping pattern of baby with pediatrician and ask them how much sleep baby requires at this phase.
Speech: Babies around 10 months old start blabbering something or the other and start verbal communication. At the age of 2, they should be able to make sentences and describe objects by their names. If your child is not talking yet or any kind of problem related to speech, please consult pediatrician who can guide you efficiently to sort out the issue.
Tantrums: To grab attention of their parents or for getting things done easily, children often throw tantrum and this is observed mostly everywhere; however this behaviour can get worse as they grow. It is always better to have a word with pediatrician and ask them how to handle the tantrums without hurting the children.
Ravi Shet is the writer of this article and Co-founder of www.treatum.com, an online healthcare portal connecting patients with right doctors.