Expecting

 

Expecting:

 

Expecting a child? Congratulations! Expecting a child is a very exciting time of life, full of anticipation and preparation. One decision you will face is choosing a pediatrician, and becoming introduced to the “hows and whys” of keeping your newborn healthy! Here at Stony Brook Pediatrics we welcome the opportunity to meet with you before the child is born.

 

A Prenatal visit allows expectant parents to become acquainted with one of our providers, tour our office, and ask questions regarding the birth and care of their baby. After your visit, we hope you will feel confident in our staff and comfortable at our office.  To schedule a time to meet with us, feel free to give us a call!

 

Parent Education:

 

Although one of the most exciting times in life, having a child can often be a bit overwhelming. If there is something that you are not sure on, feel free to give us a call. We are here for you.

 

An excellent online resource for the expecting parent is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics, at www.healthychildren.org 

 

Other parent resources can be found on our home page by selecting the box labeled “parent resources” or by clicking here.

 

If you would like to learn more information on breast feeding and formula use please visit our breastfeeding information page located here.

 

Again, congratulations! Becoming a parent is truly one of the most exciting times throughout life, we would be honored to care for your child.

 

Childproofing your home:

 

At six months, your child will be able to sit by himself.  Soon, he will be able to crawl, cruise and ultimately walk. Now is the time to baby proof your home. Most visits to the emergency room during childhood are for preventable injuries.

Here are ten crucial baby proofing steps.

  1. Get down at your babies height and assess the areas that he/she will be walking.
  2. Look for objects within reach that pose a choking threat
  3. Move all of your cleaning supplies from ground level and child-lock cabinets
  4. Cover sockets with plastic guards.
  5. Screen areas between levels
  6. Remove hanging strings that could pose strangle hazards
  7. Cover table corners with soft covers
  8. Remove objects that are top heavy (speakers) or unstable heavy objects that could fall on a toddler
  9. Lock toilet seat cover and cover hot faucets and oven knobs with plastic guards.
  10. Lock away sharp or dangerous objects such as scissors, hammers, and most importantly guns