Thousand Oaks Pediatrics
Pediatric Clinic located in Newbury Park, CA
Early and consistent monitoring of your child’s development and growth is crucial, and the experienced pediatric care physicians at Thousand Oaks Pediatrics are ready to help. At Thousand Oaks Pediatrics, newborn and children well visits focus on preventive care and early intervention if there’s an issue. The doctors listen to your questions and concerns and then customize solutions for your child. Use online booking or call for an appointment now at the practice’s Newbury Park, California, location.
Newborn and Children Well Visits Q & A
When should my child have a well visit?
Your child's first well-child visit should be very early in life: anywhere from 2-5 days old. After that, the Thousand Oaks Pediatrics team see most children on the schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Following your newborn’s first well-child visit, they'll see the pediatrician at the following intervals:
- Two weeks old
- One month old
- Seven weeks old
- Three months old
- Five months old
- Seven months old
- Nine months old
- 12 months old
- 15 months old
- 18 months old
- 24 months old
- 30 months old
- Once a year from 3-21 years old
This is the standard schedule, but each child is unique and your child may need more frequent visits based on their individual health.
What does a well-child visit include?
A well-child visit is a general health and wellness checkup for your child. During this visit, your Thousand Oaks Pediatrics doctor reviews your child's history, monitors all aspects of their current health, evaluates their growth progress, and makes recommendations to you.
One of the most important aspects of a well-child visit is the opportunity to recognize health issues or potential problems early. If your pediatrician sees signs of an issue or possible issue, they can address that problem early on. This may help your child avoid serious illnesses and other health problems.
How can I make my child more comfortable at the doctor’s office?
Many children act apprehensive or even scared at the doctor's office, but it's normal for them to be worried about something new to them. You can help make doctor visits a positive experience by having a positive approach yourself. The team at Thousand Oaks Pediatrics always strive to make kids feel at home, and your child will soon view it as a familiar and happy place.
Speak to your child in calm and soothing tones, and always bring along a favorite toy or item for distraction. A small reward at the end of the appointment may be particularly helpful for resistant toddlers. If your child sees that you're calm and cheerful about going to the doctor's office, they're much more likely to have the same attitude themselves.
Book your child's well-child visit at Thousand Oaks Pediatrics online or over the phone now.