Twelve Month Well Check


 

MY TWELVE MONTH VISIT

What I Can Do Now

  • I can babble and screech in my own little language and may even say “Mama” or “Dada” and one or two other words, especially ones only my family can interpret.
  • I can drink from a cup.
  • I can throw a ball. I may drop or throw things from the table on purpose.
  • I can point with my index finger and I can bang two blocks together.
  • I can pick up small objects and feed myself with my fingers.
  • I can pull up to stand and walk holding on; I may even take a few steps alone.
  • I can wave bye-bye and/or clap.

Help Me Learn to Eat Healthfully

  • If I am breastfeeding, it is okay to start weaning me off now to whole milk.  If I am taking formula you can let me have whole milk in a cup, please.
  • Offer me a colorful palette of foods. Proteins, vegetables, whole grains and fruits should be included.
  • Do not give me high sugar foods, such as desserts and candy or juice.
  • I can eat many table foods in small pieces and practice with my cup and spoon.  Please do not give me foods like hot dogs, grapes, nuts and popcorn because I may choke on them. Don’ let me run or play with food in my mouth.
  • It is normal for me to gain weight a bit more slowly now.  I am also becoming very picky about what I eat.  If you are really concerned, talk to my doctor.
  • I should still get 400 IU of Vitamin D daily.

Protect My Teeth

  • Brush my teeth with a soft brush and a pea sized amount of toothpaste after meals.
  • It is ok for me to drink unfiltered tap water (city water) to get the fluoride I need.
  • Please do not put me to bed with a bottle of juice or milk. Do not allow me to carry a bottle or sippy cup with fluids other than water. These practices will harm my teeth.

Play and Learn with Me

  • Hold me, cuddle me and talk to me.  I love it! I may be reluctant to separate from my parents.
  • Play pat a cake and peek-a-boo with me.  Read to me.  I love looking at pictures. Check out the Austin Public Library storytime events.
  • Do not let me watch TV or play video games. Encourage me to play outside.www.naturerocksaustin.org
  • I am getting more social now. Find opportunities for me to play with other children.
  • I love to empty containers and drawers this is a fun game when we play together.

Keep Me Safe

  • Please keep guns and bullets in a separate place and lock them up!
  • Set water heaters to no more than 120°F.
  • The back seat of the car is the safest for me.  I should stay rear-facing until age two. Check the weight and height limits on my car seat. www.nhtsa,gov
  • Make sure all electrical outlets at home have safety plugs.  Make sure all medicines at home are locked up.  I am very curious about these things and like to get into cabinets and taste everything. www.poisoncontrol.orgTexas Poison Control Hotline 1-800-222-1222
  • Keep a close eye on me at all times when I am near water, however, shallow. Keep toilets closed or use toilet locks to keep me from falling into them.www.colinshope.org
  • Please do not let anyone smoke in the house or in the car. www.smokefree.gov
  • Check to make sure smoke alarms are working.  Change the batteries in the smoke alarms two times a year (when the time changes in the spring and fall).
  • Sunglasses with UV protection and hats are good to protect my eyes from direct sunlight. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen on exposed areas.
  • Bug-spray containing DEET is ok to use on me when mosquitoes are biting.
  • Never shake me. Don’t swing or jerk  me by my arms. It can dislocate my elbows.

Discipline and Sleep

  • Praise me when I do good things.
  • My new drive for independence is what helps me to learn, but I will begin to test limits.  When I do something wrong, say “no” verbally, then remove me from the situation.  Redirect me instead of saying “No” whenever appropriate.  BE CONSISTENT about what is ok and not ok.
  • Offer me an acceptable toy or activity in place of the unacceptable choice (“Here, have this ball instead of Daddy’s pen”).

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!"

    SAMANTHA S.
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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."

    Clara O.
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