Two Month Well Check


 

Pediatric Associates of Austin, P.A.

MY TWO MONTH VISIT

What I can do now

  • I have some head control now when I am held upright. I can lift my head, neck and chest off the bed with my arms while lying on my stomach on the bed.
  • I will coo and make noises if you will coo and make noises first. I like to interact with you and other adults.
  • I will stop and listen to voices. I am also interested in other noises and notice bright objects around me.
  • I can see and follow objects past midline.
  • I will smile when you smile at me or when you touch me or speak to me. I may recognize my parents now.

Help me learn what to eat

  • Continue to give me breast milk or formula for my first year.
  • Do not give me solid foods yet and do not add cereal to my bottle. My digestive tract is not ready. Wait until I am 4 to 6 months old unless my doctor says differently.
  • I only need breast milk or formula to drink now unless directed by my doctor. If everyone around me seems to need more fluid, as in the heat of Austin summers, 2-3 oz of Pedialyte is OK.
  • Avoid giving me or any infant less than a year old honey since it may contain bacteria that is dangerous to me.
  • Hold me and cuddle me while I drink my bottle. I like the interaction. Besides, propping my bottle can lead to an increase in ear infections, tooth decay, and sleep problems.

Play with me

  • I like to be talked to and "coo" back. Encourage me to talk by talking to me during dressing, while bathing, feeding, playing, walking, and driving. Read to me.
  • I like to smile at you. Smile at me.
  • I like bright colored objects or toys.
  • I like to look at ceiling fans, bright lights, or hanging mobiles.
  • I like to have you hold me and cuddle me.
  • I like music. Play music for me.
  • I like to hear you sing.
  • I like mirrors.

Keep me Safe

  • Always keep me buckled in my approved, rear facing, infant car seat when we drive. The rear middle seat is the safest place for me.
  • Never tie strings or pacifiers around my neck since these could choke me.
  • Never shake me.
  • Keep putting me to bed on my back.
  • Be sure there are smoke detectors with good batteries where I live and sleep.
  • Please do not leave me alone with young children or pets—I might get hurt.
  • Keep me out of direct sunlight. Move me to the shade or under a tree, umbrella or the stroller canopy.
  • Please keep from smoking in my home or car. Smoke is bad for babies (and adults)!
  • Test warmth of my bath water with your wrist before putting me in the water.
  • Do not leave me alone in a tub of water or in high places such as changing tables, beds, sofas, or chairs. You never know when I may fall. Even strapped in a car seat on a counter invites a test of my motor skills, especially as I get older.

Help me sleep

  • I still sleep a lot (14-16 hours per day), but my schedule is going to become more regular as I get older.
  • Many babies my age take 3-4 naps per day.
  • If you keep night time feeding boring, I might sleep through the night by age 4 months but I may sleep 4 to 6 hours at a time and still be normal.
  • Some babies and parents may sleep better in separate beds and even separate rooms, while others prefer co-sleeping. Be sure to read up on both to help decide what is best for us.

Other concerns for Mom and Dad

Family Relationships

  • If I have brothers and sisters, I will bet they are starting to act like a baby like me, since I get the most attention around the house right now. Sometimes they like to help by getting my diaper or holding my bottle or doing other simple things to help with my care. They should get to spend some special time with mom and dad to read, cuddle, or play. Help them talk about their feelings about me.
  • Be sure to take some time for yourselves and sometime with each other.

Illnesses

  • On an average babies have 8 to 10 illnesses in the first year of life. I will probably have some illnesses in the next few months. I may show that I am ill by having nasal congestion, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, or skin rash. I may not want to eat or may act irritable or sluggish. Fever in a child my age may be a sign of a more serious illness and should be reported immediately. You can help by having a digital thermometer (no mercury, please) and knowing how to take both axillary and rectal temperatures. It will be helpful to have acetaminophen infant drops to reduce fever and oral electrolyte solution at home. Writing down what is wrong, my temperature, and any questions you want answered before calling the clinic will help to get all your questions answered.
  • Always keep the name of my doctor available for those who care for me. The emergency number "911" and the poison control number (1-800-POISON-1) should be kept by the phone.
  • Ask my doctor or the nurse about books that might be useful if you do not have one. You may also want to ask about parenting classes if you are interested in more information.

Before My Four Month Visit I Will

  • Hold my head steady when I am held.
  • Smile spontaneously when I see others.
  • Smile, laugh, and squeal
  • I may be able to comfort myself and thus fall asleep by myself without breast or bottle.
  • Look at or be excited by a mobile.
  • Start to reach for or bat at objects.
  • Open my hands, grasp at clothes and rattle, and hold my hands together.
  • Hold my hands open at rest in a relaxed position.
  • Make "cooing" and "babbling" noises.
  • Recognize my parent’s voice and touch and look toward a familiar voice.

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

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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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