Properly Care For Your Children
When it comes to your newborn or children's health, it is very important to get to know every inch of their body in order to make sure they'll receive proper health care now and in the future. As adults we're constantly reminded of how important it is to get to know our body and to check for certain things. So really we have to keep this same attitude with our children until they are able to do so for him or her self.
When you get to know your baby from their birthday; it becomes easier to identify changes or symptoms that can cause problems with your baby or children's health. Thankfully though as a child gets older or starts to talk, they can tell you when they are not feeling up to par. Arming yourself with this information will help the Pediatrician with all your children's health or childhood health problems.
What is normal for them? Take notes of their behavior patterns, their play and sleep patterns. What is the difference shown when ill or when well? How are their bodies developing or does something appear abnormal. If this is your first experience with a newborn, arm yourself with such information and be prepared to give that history at each physician visit and please keep a log of this in your files and in a fire proof safe.
Well, if you are not a medical professional for children by trade, you can be the eyes and ears for your children and their health care providers! And the absolute best time to start is at their birth. If this is your first, second, or third child, it's important to learn about each child as an individual because their systems will be different which in turn means that they each will react differently to childhood illnesses.
Always get a copy of any test results or other medical records before you leave or it could cost you a fortune in time, money or both later.