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Pediatrics is a specialized branch of medicine devoted to children. During a consultation with the pediatrician, he will carry out an examination of the child as a whole: clinical examination history, point of call, illness, conclusion, psyche examination and examination of the motor faculties. Motor tests are also performed according to age; From 0 to 2 years.
The pediatrician is the true guarantor of your child’s health from birth to adulthood.
When should I consult a pediatrician with my child?
First of all, for health monitoring:
- From birth to 6 months: once a month or as needed
- From 6 months to 12months: once every 2months
- From 12 months to 24 months: every 3 months
- Beyond 24 months: 3 routine examinations are recommended per year.
During these examinations, the pediatrician will carry out a global check up, a static motor examination of the spine, detection of flat feet, examination of visual and auditory acuity. If the pediatrician diagnoses associated disorders requiring correction, he can then refer you to speech therapy, neuropsychomotricity, osteopathy, kinesiology, microkinesitherapy, …
Your pediatrician also coordinates the vaccination schedule according to the ONE (Office de la Naissance et de l’Enfance), specifically before entering into crèche or in community environments.
Finally, in case of illness, a pediatric consultation is necessary. Ask to see your pediatrician in case of:
- Sudden or severe fevers lasting more than 24 hours (depending on the age of the child)
- Accidents with or without loss of consciousness
- Cut, burns …
Treatment depends on the pathology (antibiotic, supportive treatment, sutures, physiological neck, …)
The pediatrician will accompany you throughout your child’s life, he will listen and provide valuable advice.