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Childhood is a phase of rapid growth and development. Physical growth of children undergoes an immense change in the first few years of life at a very rapid pace. Hence, it is important to keep track of the child’s growth and development by regularly visiting a paediatrician even when the child appears healthy and is not sick.
What is a well-child exam?
Well-child exams are necessary to keep a track of the growth and development of the child and to diagnose any health issues at the earliest. Each well-child visit includes a complete physical checkup of the baby and some checkups also include screening tests for hearing, vision, etc. The pediatrician also records important information like height, weight, etc. of the baby and monitors growth over a period of time.
Moreover, it is also beneficial for parents as they can get more information about the health of the child and clear any doubts or misconceptions they have. Parents can get to know if the child is reaching developmental milestones or not, and if any special care is required. Parents can also know more about general topics like what to feed the child, sleeping patterns, risk of infections, etc.
Benefits of well-child exams:
There are various benefits of well-child visits like:
- It helps in keeping a track of the growth and development of the child. This includes various aspects like physical growth, mental health, behavior, social abilities, etc. Parents get a comprehensive idea of the health of the child.
- Regular well-child visits ensure that your child gets all the important vaccinations in a timely manner. It is extremely important for the overall health and well-being of the child in the long run as these vaccinations provide immunity against various life-threatening diseases.
- Well-child visits are also important for parents (especially first-timers) as they can get more aware and informed about the child’s needs.
- Well-child exams help in early diagnosis of health conditions. Many times, parents fail to notice symptoms of ailments in children. Well-child exams help in diagnosing and treating such ailments and illnesses.
Motherhood is one of the leading maternity and child care hospitals in the country, renowned for providing global standards of treatment and care. Our well-child exams include a comprehensive evaluation of the health of the child. Our specialists keep an eye on the growth and development of the child. Should any abnormalities or difficulties arise, our experts are highly qualified and experienced in providing the best possible treatment and care.