Fifteen Month Well Check


 

MY 15 MONTH VISIT

What I can do now

  • I can say 2 or 3 words.
  • I can point to one or more of my body parts when you call them out.
  • I can understand simple things you tell me to do.
  • I can walk well, stoop and get up again, and climb up stairs.
  • I can stack 2 blocks.
  • I can feed myself with my fingers.
  • I can drink from a cup.
  • I like to listen to you tell a story.
  • I let you know what I want by pointing, grunting, or pulling at you.

Help me learn what to eat

  • Let me eat with the family at mealtimes.
  • Make my mealtimes pleasant with small talk at the table. Be sure to talk to me too.
  • Give me 2 or 3 healthy snacks between meals.
  • Avoid giving me extra salt and sugar in my food.
  • I like to touch, feel, and taste my foods, so I may not be neat.
  • Let me feed myself at least a part of my meals.
  • Don’t force me to eat. Sometimes I want more, sometimes less.
  • Don’t give me bottles any more. I can drink my milk and water from a cup.
  • I should NOT have peanuts, popcorn, hard candy, gum, chunks of meat, raw vegetables, grapes, hot dogs, or anything else that could choke me.

Protect my teeth

  • Please! Don’t put me to bed with a bottle of juice or milk. Do not allow me to carry around a bottle or sippy cup with fluids other than water. These practices will ruin my teeth.
  • Please brush my teeth with a soft toothbrush and a dot of toothpaste with fluoride every day.

Concerns for Mom and Dad

Sleeping

  • Start or keep up my bedtime ritual.
  • Don’t let me watch TV just before bedtime. It may excite me.
  • Some gearing down will help me get to sleep.

Toilet training

  • Please don’t start to toilet train me yet. It will frustrate us all!
  • I’ll let you know when I’m ready to potty train when I’m between 2 and 3. When I’m ready I will be able to hold my urine for at least two hours, pull my pants up and down, know when I’m wet and dry, and signal to you when I need to go. I should want to learn before starting to train.

Discipline

  • Please use discipline to teach me and keep me safe. Please be positive.
  • Praise me when I do something you want me to do again or accomplish a new task. Help me to feel good about myself.
  • Let me make choices when possible.
  • Ignore undesirable or negative behavior that doesn’t hurt others or me. I may try to get your attention with tantrums; please ignore them and they will go away.
  • When I need limits set, offer alternative activities. Gently restrain me, remove an object from me or separate me from the object or from others until an unacceptable behavior is under control.

Help me to learn and play

  • Encourage me to play. Spend some time playing with me every day.
  • Limit television. Don’t substitute TV for human contact.
  • Listen to me and show me you respect me.
  • Pick me up, hold me, hug, and cuddle me.
  • Help me to express my anger, joy, sadness, fear and frustration.
  • Read to me every day. Sing with me. Talk to me. Tell me about the items you put into the cart at the store.
  • Teach me the names of my body parts.
  • I enjoy toys and games that allow me to throw, kick, dance, hide and seek, play with dolls and imitate you doing tasks.
  • Consider a parent-toddler playgroup.
  • Continue having me play with blocks and using large crayons or felt tip pens with you.
  • Take me to the playground but watch me carefully.

Family

  • Show affection for other members of the family.
  • Spend some time with each member of the family.
  • Parents need some adult time without me. That helps them to be more relaxed around me.

Keep me safe

  • Always keep me fastened correctly in the car seat when I’m in the car.
  • Never leave me without adult supervision in the bathtub or around a toilet, a mop bucket, or pool.
  • Keep doors and windows latched and use safety gates above stairs to keep me from a fall. Lower my crib mattress and look for places where I might climb up and fall.
  • Protect me from burns by setting the hot water heater to 120° F. Keep me away from hot stoves, fireplaces, irons, heaters, matches, lighters and cigarettes.
  • Protect my skin from sunburn with sunscreen. Test it on my back for a reaction before applying it all over. Put it on 30 minutes before going outdoors. The sunscreen needs time to work on the skin.
  • Keep all medications, poisons and toxic household supplies in locked cabinets.
  • Put the poison control center number near the phone (1-800-POISON-1).
  • Choose my baby-sitters and day care carefully. Never give them permission to hit me.
  • Teach me to be careful around dogs and other animals that might bite.
  • Please don’t smoke around me. Keep the car and home as smoke free zones.
  • Keep small objects or toys and all plastic bags and balloons out of my reach so that I won’t choke or suffocate on them.
  • Swimming lessons are not recommended for me for two reasons: my parents may get a false sense of security because they think I can swim and I have a higher risk of getting infections from dirty water or getting sick from swallowing too much water.
  • Never swing me by my arms. It could dislocate my elbows.

Before my 18 month visit I may...

  • Go upstairs one at a time.
  • Kick a ball.
  • Say 15-20 words and two word phrases.
  • Be able to make or imitate horizontal and circular strokes with a crayon.
  • Be able to stack 5-6 blocks.
  • Be able to follow two step commands.
  • Follow simple directions
  • Imitate adults.

Pediatric Associates of Austin

Pediatricians located in Austin, TX

Situated between Tarrytown and Rosedale neighborhoods, Pediatric Associates of Austin is conveniently located in the heart of Austin, Texas. Since the practice first opened in 1974, the doctors and nurses here have treated many of the city’s children. Some of their former patients have even brought their own children to the practice, creating a family legacy at Pediatric Associates of Austin.

Board-Certified Pediatricians

All of the doctors at Pediatric Associates of Austin are board-certified pediatricians. Many of them are also fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Between all of the doctors, the team has a diverse array of specialties and experiences that help them provide excellent, comprehensive pediatric care.

The full list of doctors at the practice include:

  • Dr. Stephen Griggs
  • Dr. Samuel Mirrop
  • Dr. Lance Hargrave
  • Dr. Ashley Gonzalez
  • Dr. Brandi Loomis
  • Dr. Jessica Mowry
  • Dr. Katie Sanford

 

Highly Trained Nurse Practitioners

In addition to these doctors, the practice also has a highly qualified nurse practitioner, Emily Woodard. Emily is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Emily Woodard earned her  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification through The University of Texas at Austin. She also sees patients at Pediatric Associates of Austin, SportsSafe Concussion. Brain. Body., and at the evening clinic, After Hours  Kids.

SportsSafe and After Hours Kids

Many of the providers at Pediatric Associates of Austin also provide care through SportsSafe: Concussion. Brain. Body. and After Hours Kids, which are both located in the same building.

SportsSafe: Concussion. Brain. Body. Provides baseline testing, concussion evaluations, and concussion education for student-athletes. After Hours Kids provides medical care for children during evenings and on weekends.

In addition to these extension programs, Pediatric Associates of Austin also has an on-site lab. This lets them expedite blood work when needed.

Care for Children of All Ages

We provide exceptional medical care for children from birth through college. At Pediatric Associates of Austin, we offer personal, comprehensive service including on-site laboratory and digital imaging. All of our nurses are Registered Nurses who have a vast knowledge of pediatric medicine. Our physicians are all Board-Certified Pediatricians.

We provide exceptional medical care for children from birth through college. At Pediatric Associates of Austin, we offer personable, comprehensive services including on-site laboratory and digital imaging. All of our nurses are Registered Nurses who have a vast knowledge of pediatric medicine. Our physicians are all Board-Certified Pediatricians.

Pediatric Associates of Austin exists to provide parents and children with excellent medical care and parenting education. We strive to be advocates for children to ensure each child’s value and to help families be successful in raising confident, capable members of our society.

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Pediatric Associates of Austin

Situated between Tarrytown and Rosedale neighborhoods, Pediatric Associates of Austin is conveniently located in the heart of Austin, Texas. Since the practice first opened in 1974, the doctors and nurses here have treated many of the city’s children. Some of their former patients have even brought their own children to the practice, creating a family legacy at Pediatric Associates of Austin.

Board-Certified Pediatricians

All of the doctors at Pediatric Associates of Austin are board-certified pediatricians. Many of them are also fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Between all of the doctors, the team has a diverse array of specialties and experiences that help them provide excellent, comprehensive pediatric care.

The full list of doctors at the practice include:

 

Highly Trained Nurse Practitioners

In addition to these doctors, the practice also has a highly qualified nurse practitioner, Emily Woodard. Emily is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Emily Woodard earned her  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification through The University of Texas at Austin. She also sees patients at Pediatric Associates of Austin, SportsSafe Concussion. Brain. Body., and at the evening clinic, After Hours  Kids.

SportsSafe and After Hours Kids

Many of the providers at Pediatric Associates of Austin also provide care through SportsSafe: Concussion. Brain. Body. and After Hours Kids, which are both located in the same building.

SportsSafe: Concussion. Brain. Body. Provides baseline testing, concussion evaluations, and concussion education for student-athletes. After Hours Kids provides medical care for children during evenings and on weekends.

In addition to these extension programs, Pediatric Associates of Austin also has an on-site lab. This lets them expedite blood work when needed.

Care for Children of All Ages

We provide exceptional medical care for children from birth through college. At Pediatric Associates of Austin, we offer personal, comprehensive service including on-site laboratory and digital imaging. All of our nurses are Registered Nurses who have a vast knowledge of pediatric medicine. Our physicians are all Board-Certified Pediatricians.

We provide exceptional medical care for children from birth through college. At Pediatric Associates of Austin, we offer personable, comprehensive services including on-site laboratory and digital imaging. All of our nurses are Registered Nurses who have a vast knowledge of pediatric medicine. Our physicians are all Board-Certified Pediatricians.

Pediatric Associates of Austin exists to provide parents and children with excellent medical care and parenting education. We strive to be advocates for children to ensure each child’s value and to help families be successful in raising confident, capable members of our society.


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After Hours Care

AFTER HOURS KIDS is a pediatric care clinic staffed by Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an after hours extension to Pediatric Associates of Austin. It is common for problems to present themselves after regular hours for children 18 years and younger. We have an on-site lab available, and we are open to the general public.

AFTER HOURS KIDS is not a Primary Care Provider and does not accept patients for on-going primary care.

Ear Piercing available at After Hours Kids

Since a newborn’s ears are not fully developed and they typically have not received their first two tetanus vaccines, ear piercing in children under 4 months is not recommended. We advise piercings to be done between 4 to 6 months or after 12 years of age. However, some exceptions can be made. Click here for more information.

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    "This is hands down the BEST place you can take your children. They are so patient, caring and friendly. "

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    "It's such a relief to be able to get my sick kiddos in after work hours. "

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    "Super great with our son and incredibly patient and thorough with all our first time parent questions. We love Dr. Mowry."

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    "Got us in first thing on a Saturday to diagnose a second round of strep. Dr. Sanford is thorough and sweet and we have loved every experience with her!"

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    "Dr. Gonzalez is a kind and patient listener. She immediately puts my children at ease when they talk with her. We love her!"

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    "Dr. Loomis is the best! She is very attentive and answers all of my questions. I never feel rushed with her. She’s gentle and caring and I couldn’t be more pleased!"

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    "Dr Mowry is always very kind and genuine. I leave my daughter's appointments feeling informed and secure that she is getting the best care. Thank you Dr Mowry."

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    "We love Dr. Sanford and appreciate the time and detailed attention she devotes to our son. She is warm, friendly and extremely patient!"

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    "Dr. Mirrop is wonderful. I would recommend him to everyone who asks for a good pediatrician."

    SARA N.
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    "After Hours Kids was there for us! I'm so grateful to have found them!"

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    "I love Dr. Hargrave. He is always incredibly detailed and we are grateful for his approach to ensure parents' concerns are taken into account with care of his patients."

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    "Dr Loomis is incredible. She is knowledgeable, patient, kind, and thorough. My son has been her patient from the beginning. Highly recommend her."

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    "I love that there are so many different hours available as well as the ability to see a Dr. on the weekend. "

    Anne R.
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    "Dr. González is always incredibly empathic and informative. As first time parents my husband and I have been grateful for her guidance."

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    "We are new patients and feel extremely cared for by the staff here. Our newborn son has received personalized care and attention by doctors, nurses and other staff."

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    "We love Dr. Sanford and appreciate the time and detailed attention she devotes to our son. She is warm, friendly and extremely patient!"

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    The clinic is a well-oiled machine with very friendly staff. You’re given a patient room to wait in immediately and we have never waited too long to see the pediatrician.

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    "My children have been coming to Pediatric Associates for 10 years. The doctors are knowledgable, the nurses are fantastic, the appointments run on schedule..."

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    "Great practice, we have been patients for almost 16 years. Very easy to get an appointment, even on short notice. Quick in/out, great docs, great staff."

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