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July 27, 2018
Category: Children's Health

Learn more about the importance of routine pediatric checkups.ear piercing, wellness check ups

Before your child is even born, you are probably making the tough decision of choosing a pediatrician. Here at 7 Days Pediatrics, we are honored that all of our patients put their trust in our South Plainfield and Edison, NJ, pediatricians. In order to keep your little one healthy, you’ll need to bring them in for regular checkups, especially during the first couple years of their life. Here’s what happens during your child’s wellness checkup and why they are important.

Coming in for routine checkups is the number one way for our South Plainfield and Edison children’s doctors to be able to follow and document the growth and development of your child through all stages of their childhood. It’s important that you have a doctor that will be able to make sure your child is reaching these milestones. Developmental milestones are categorized into cognitive skills, social skills, speech, fine and gross motor skills, and everyday skills (e.g. brushing teeth; eating). Since delays in some of these areas can also increase your child’s chances for learning or attention problems it’s important that these issues are discovered and treated as soon as possible.

Furthermore, our goal as your pediatrician is to make sure that any illnesses we can prevent from infecting your little one is our top priority. This is why immunizations are key. Your child will have to undergo a series of immunizations from birth until 18 years old, and it’s important that you keep up with this specific immunization schedule to ensure that your child is fully protected from a variety of serious and potentially fatal diseases.

Of course, these routine checkups can also be beneficial for parents. No matter whether you are a seasoned parent or new to the parenting ballgame, we know you will have questions along the way regarding your child’s diet, health, and lifestyle. We are here to provide answers and address concerns you might have to ensure that your child leads a healthy life. This includes everything from providing helpful advice on how to maintain a healthy weight to offering up sports physicals to make sure that your child is healthy enough to play sports. We can offer all this and more to make these routine checkups helpful for the whole family.

At some point, you may be considering whether to pierce your child’s ears. Sure, there are many places to get your child’s ears pierced but this doesn’t necessarily mean they are safe and sanitary. If you are planning on piercing your child’s ears why not choose a doctor, who will be able to do it safely? If you have questions about getting your child’s ears pierced just as us about it at their next checkup.

7 Days Pediatrics offers two locations in Edison, NJ, and an office in South Plainfield, NJ, to serve you better. If you need to schedule your child’s next checkup or if you are interested in finding out about ear piercing services, call our office today.

January 15, 2018
Category: Pediatric Care
Tags: Ear Piercing  

While piercing girls' ears as early as the day they are born is quite common in other places of the world, here in the United States, the practice is still somewhat controversial. You'll want to make sure that you know the facts and make an informed decision before you proceed. Here's what you need to know!

What is the Best Age to Get My Child's Ears Pierced?

The best age to pierce a child's ears really depends on the preferences of the individual family. Some pediatricians recommend waiting until the child is old enough to take care of the piercings independently ­ around age ten. Others have no problem piercing at any age since the procedure is so low risk.

It may be wise to wait until your child is old enough not to put things in his or her mouth, however, since an earring that has fallen out can present a choking risk. Talk to your pediatrician to be sure.

Where Should I Get My Child's Ear's Pierced?

The best place to have your child's ears pierced is at the pediatrician's office, if your pediatrician does the procedure. Otherwise, you can ask your child's pediatrician or even your friends and family for a good recommendation. Make sure that the facility you choose uses proper sterilization techniques, and is properly accredited.

What Do I Need to Do to Prepare?

If your child is old enough to understand what is happening, you may want to warn him or her of the pain and make sure that he or she is certain about the decision. An over-­the-­counter pain reliever taken beforehand can help ease the pain.

How Do I Care for My Child's Ears After They are Pierced?

Taking care of a piercing should be relatively easy. Rotate and clean the earring and the ears as recommended by the professional who does the piercing. Only use earrings made of an approved material while the ears are healing. Do not remove the earrings for any length of time until the holes have healed.

Getting pierced ears is an exciting milestone for a child. Use the advice above, and it is sure to be a positive one as well.