Nine Month Well Check


 

Pediatric Associates of Austin, P.A.

MY NINE MONTH VISIT

What I can do now

  • I am getting into everything now, either by crawling or holding on to furniture.
  • I like to babble and make long strings of sounds like "ma-ma-ma" and "da-da-da".
  • I may understand simple words like "no-no" and "bye-bye."

Help me learn what to eat

  • Continue to give me breast milk or formula with iron until I am at least a year old.
  • I would love it if you gave me more baby food and less milk now because baby food has more iron and a variety of flavors to accustom me to eating new things.
  • Let me try a sippy cup and small soft finger foods. I will be very messy.
  • I can have diluted juice now, but no more than 6 oz. total. It may interfere with tasting other new foods. Plain water is still better than juice.

Play with me

  • Hold me, talk to me, cuddle me and sing to me. I love it!
  • Play pat-a-cake, peek-a-boo with me. I like playing these games now.
  • I like to smile back at you when you smile at me.
  • Read to me. I like to hear you read. I may even have a favorite book. Play music for me.
  • Encourage me to play with toys for babies my age. I like bright colored objects or toys.
  • Talk to my doctor about my babysitters and other caretakers.

Protect my teeth

  • Wipe my teeth with a soft cloth after meals. You can try a soft brush but no toothpaste yet because I might swallow too much fluoride.
  • If I still receive a middle of the night bottle, progressively change to just water in the bottle to keep my teeth from getting cavities.
  • If I am only getting water, I might decide to give up this feeding and let you get more sleep!

Keep me safe

  • Never shake me.
  • Do not let me eat chips, hard candy, nuts or grapes yet because I may choke on them.
  • Place gates at all stairs, top and bottom. Do not put me a walker. They will not help me learn how to walk, and I may trip on them.
  • To keep me safe, block access to electrical outlets, pad sharp corners; place locks on drawers and cabinets.
  • Do not let me play with plastic bags or balloons.
  • I can pick up small things now so do not let me play with small toys or sharp objects.
  • Always keep me buckled up in a car seat that faces the back of the car. The middle seat in the back is the safest for me.
  • Do not leave me alone in a tub of water. Take me with you if the phone or door bell rings.
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, making sure to cover all exposed areas, especially my face, nose, ears, feet, and hands, even the backs of my knees. Use a cap that shields my face.

Mom and Dad’s concerns

Sleeping

  • I may wake up at night more often now.
  • Help me go to sleep by myself by putting me to bed awake and having a bedtime routine.
  • A small stuffed animal, another favorite toy, or pacifier may calm me at bedtime.
  • Having a consistent response to my awakenings will help me get back into sleeping through the night.

Illnesses

  • On average, babies have 8 to 10 illnesses in their first year.
  • I may show that I am ill by having fever, congestion, cough, vomiting, diarrhea or skin rash.
  • I may not want to eat, and I may act irritable.
  • You can help by having a thermometer at home and knowing how to take my temperature
  • Write down what is wrong with me, my temperature and any questions you may have before calling the clinic nurse. This will help you get your questions answered.
  • It will also help to have acetaminophen infant drops or ibuprofen for infants to bring down fevers and an oral electrolyte solution for vomiting and diarrhea.

Family relationships

  • My brothers and sisters may be jealous of me. Have them do simple things to help with my care, but do not let them carry me or feed me.
  • Spend some time with them alone if you can so they feel they are important too.
  • I need both my parents to spend time with me and play with me.
  • Continue to take time for yourself and each other.

Before my 12 month visit, I will

  • Probably start walking or standing alone.
  • Use a cup to drink.
  • Become picky about what I eat.
  • Act more independent

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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