When your little bundle of joy spends hours as a fussy baby, it can be hard to know the best way to calm him down. It is not uncommon for infants to be fussy at night or after eating - or you might even have a fussy baby all the time. Different soothing tricks work for different babies so try not to be discouraged if you’ve tried every piece of advice from family and friends with no luck.
Each time you visit the pediatrician’s office, your child will be weighed and measured to calculate body mass index. At wellness visits, these stats will be charted and compared to previous years to monitor growth patterns. If you have concerns about your child’s weight, ask to review these measurements with your pediatrician. You and your child’s doctor are the best partners for your child’s health now and in the future.
Breastfeeding on demand means feeding your baby whenever he signals that he's hungry rather than according to a set schedule. Some parents are worried that they might be overfeeding their baby if they follow a breastfeeding on demand schedule but babies will only eat when they are hungry. Breastfeeding on demand - or on cue - can help you and your baby establish a strong breastfeeding routine and help establish your milk supply.
Springtime brings open windows, bike rides and playing outside. For some kids it also brings runny noses, itchy rashes and sneezes. Those pesky symptoms might just be a common cold but they could be a sign that your child has seasonal allergies.
The toddler years are busy ones for a child. You will see amazing changes in intellectual, emotional and physical capabilities. You’ll probably also have questions about your toddler’s development. Just what can you expect as your child leaves the infant years behind and moves towards preschool? Northpoint Pediatrics, with offices in Indianapolis and Noblesville has some guidelines for you.
Well-child check-ups are an important part of your children’s health care. Annual checkups are a chance to review milestones, screen for age-appropriate issues, and establish a baseline for future health. If your child has not had a checkup in the past 12 months, make this the year your child gets back on track.
Many middle and high school sports programs require an Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) form be completed and on file prior to participation in school sports. Parents often wonder if that form can be completed at a regular physical or if it requires a special appointment. Northpoint Pediatrics handles sports physical exams on a regular basis and is ready to help you and your young athlete!