Parents FAQAs a parent, especially if this is your first child, you are likely to have many questions along the way. Our Resources for Parents section is here to help answer some of the questions you may have.
Q: What is the usual schedule for well visits and vaccines?
At Acorn Pediatrics, children are seen at regular intervals to be sure that they are growing and developing normally. This allows us to identify any concerns early, when interventions give the biggest benefit. The routine schedule for Well Child Check-Ups and a Schedule of Immunizations is linked below:
Well Check Schedule
Q: What is the correct dose of fever reducing medicine?
A: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used in children of all ages, including infants, though you are not likely to have a need for it before 2 months old. It is both a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is the preferred medicine if your child has fever and upset tummy because it is gentle on the lining of the stomach. Please see our dosing chart linked below:
A: Ibuprofen (the generic form of Motrin/Advil) is only used in children 6 months and older. It may start to work faster than Acetaminophen (Tylenol), last longer, and is especially good for inflamed things like earaches and sore throats. Ibuprofen can be mildly irritating to the lining of the stomach so it is not a good choice if your child seems to have a tummy ache. Please see our dosing chart linked below:
Q: When should I call the doctor if my child has a vaccine reaction?
A: Children react differently to vaccinations. Many experience low-grade fever under 101 degrees and are fussy. Do not worry if they are easily consoled. Some will have mid-grade fevers of 101-104 degrees. If they are still eating well, fussy but consolable, and showing no other signs of illness, treat with Tylenol/Ibuprofren and monitor at home. If your child is very irritable and cannot be consoled, or they have a fever over 104 degrees, call Acorn Pediatrics. Our pediatrician is on-call 24/7.