well baby care

well baby care

Etymology: AS, wyllan, to wish; ME, babe + L, garrire, to chatter
periodic health supervision for infants and children to promote optimal physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development. Such health care measures include routine immunizations to prevent disease, screening procedures for early detection and treatment of illness, and parental guidance and instruction in proper nutrition, accident prevention, and specific care and rearing of the child at various stages of development. The recommended preventive health care schedule for children who are developing normally is at months 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 24 and at years 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18. Well baby care may be provided in a clinic, a convenient local meeting place, a private doctor's office, the office of a community health nursing service, or a school. Nurses or nurse practitioners frequently provide the care.

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Q. my 1 yr child is crying all the time and i don't have any idea why? is it normal he cries that much? what should i do ?

A. Maybe your child suffers from ear infection? It's very common in this age, and cause great distress to the child that may be expressed as crying. Remember - your baby can't tell you that he or she suffers a headache or any other complaint. His or her cry is the way to tell you that something isn't right, and seeing a pediatrician may be wise.

Also make sure nothing disturbs him (e.g. clothing, hair twisted around finger or penis - may cause intense crying) etc.

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