Check the infant’s health record from the growth of the baby to detect abnormalities and treat accordingly. But you also need to remember that the baby had developed in accordance with the indicators on the chart or not really is not so important, as long the baby was healthy and developing normally.
During the first visit, usually 6 weeks after birth, your doctor will measure your height, weight, head circumference of babies and recorded on the chart. At each visit then these parameters will be measured and recorded to confirm the baby is developing normally.
Here are the health of newborns in general:
Head – baby’s skull created by some of the bones are not completely tied to each other, the distance between the skull will close again when the baby 12 to 18 months old. Your doctor will also check for signs of ear infections, sometimes loud applause doctor whether your child has reflected noise (startle reflex); followed by an eye exam to see if clogged tear duct and the next not, will monitor whether your child has to follow the movement and in the direction of the light is not. He’ll also be examined whether there was oral thrush – a common symptom but also easy to treat in infants. If possible, the doctor will examine your mouth to sure not miss any spot though cleft palate babies rarely cooperated in this test.
Chest – doctors will “hear” the lungs and heart. If the heart beats softly is not unusual, most of this will disappear as the child grows. If there are anything worrying doctors will advise referral to a specialist in heart.
Belly – the doctor will examine your navel, which is often a hernia, where the fat or intestines bulge from the inside out. A tracking devise around the stomach to detect any organ any unusual size. Then came genital infections were examined in girls and testes in boys and hidden signs of hip or groin as do not.
Loins – examined disease congenital hip dislocation is not, by bending light coupling view of the sound you hear “click” no, this examination is painless. Finally, a slight fillip to check the back to see if any end spine hollows can cause spina bifida.
The doctor will examine the skin overall look abnormal or defective modules that may be a sign of an underlying skin disease. Your doctor may ask questions, depending on the age of the baby, such as:
- Your baby does not move the head
- She may reflect noise
- Your baby’s eyes have not driven
- Baby with hands in mouth
- Babies with colic rolled back because not
It is time for you to ask questions, so be listed first things to ask and do not be afraid to ask the doctor.
Finally, 6 weeks of age marked the beginning of the process of vaccination. Do not stress, just cuddle her and take her to pat the injection, if you spend playing baby to baby, then remember not to forget the pain left in the car!
This is just the first phase of the long-term parenting without any available book “Handbook” and, therefore, need to make sure both teams love your baby the best care. And health care department is part of a team that is ready to help you – so do not be afraid to ask for support!