Our pediatric specialists have answered some frequently asked questions for patients and their families. We will continue to add questions regarding about infant and newborn health, parenting, immunization facts, diseases and conditions, and above all raising happy and healthy kids.
We encourage our patients and their families to ask questions about their child's health and wellness.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Should I visit a pediatrician before or after I give birth?
A. PM Pediatrics encourages future parents to schedule a prenatal visit with us. Expectant parents can visit our clinic, meet our doctors and staff, and get answers to all their medical questions.
Q. What is the best way to schedule an appointment with PM Pediatrics??
A. We have several ways to schedule an appointment with our clinic. You can call our office during office hours, request an appointment online, or e-mail our office directly.
Q. How often should I bring my child to her pediatrician?
A. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following schedule for routine visits:
- 3 to 5 days
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- 3 years
- 4 years
Q. How much television should my child watch?
A. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends these guidelines:
- Infants to 18 months: No screen time, except chatting with family
- 18 to 24 months: Some screen time with supervision
- Preschoolers: 1 hour a day of educational programming
- Kids to 18 years: Media should not take the place of getting enough sleep and being physically active.
Q. My child is afraid of getting his shots. How can I help him?
A. PM Pediatrics encourages parents to help take their child's mind off the shots by bringing along a toy or book. This can help reduce your child's fear of shots by making the experience positive.