What to Expect on your first visit to the Pedia
“Your new baby is scheduled to meet his doctor!” What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear this line? Perhaps you would freak out or go haywire thinking of the things that you should prepare. But, please for a minute and leave it to us at Caring Nurses Services, your home care agency in Edgewood MD, to give you a little overview on what will happen on your first trip to your baby’s doctor.
What do you need to do before going out of the house?
It is important that you have to get everything inside the bag before you meet your baby’s doctor. It is best to dress your baby in the most comfortable clothes that are easy to remove once they get checked by the pediatrician. Of course, do not forget the baby essentials:
- Baby bottle
Who Should you bring with you?
Moms are superwomen. We all know that but a trip to the Pedia would probably consume your effort more than you can imagine. You might need an extra hand to help put the baby into place or someone who can help to make your baby stop crying. Sometimes, the best partner in your first trip to the pediatrician is dad. This is what we usually recommend at our home care agency in Edgewood MD, Caring Nurses Services.
What should you do the moment you arrive at the clinic?
Just remember that even if you are on time, it does not mean that you will be accommodated right away by the nurses and the staff. You might be asked to fill up some information sheet for your baby. Afterwards, your doctor will conduct several tests like:
- Physical examination on the baby
- Give you some tips on parenting
- Ask you some questions on your baby’s condition
Basically, these are the three things you need to remember on your first trip to the pedia. Perhaps, you have other items you want to include in our list. Feel free to share your tips at Caring Nurses Services, your home care agency in Edgewood MD.
For more information you can visit our website www.caringnurse.org or call us at 410-676-2222.