Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

The pediatrician’s office is an excellent source of information on a broad range of topics and issues pertaining to the health, safety, and wellness of your kids. Pediatric providers can answer questions about growth and development, nutrition, sleep, play, car seats, and more. The board-certified pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley in Weston & Medfield, MA, offer a diverse range of services to help your children enjoy optimal health and wellness. 

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician

Parents will undoubtedly have many questions to ask the pediatrician as their children grow and develop from infancy through adolescence and into early adulthood. Whether you are wondering about when to start toilet training your little one or what screen time limits you should set for older kids and teens, the knowledgeable doctors and nurses at the pediatrician’s office can offer recommendations and guidance, as well as answer whatever questions might come up. 

Ten questions parents and caregivers commonly ask at the pediatrician’s office include:

  1. How often does my child need to be seen by the pediatrician? 
  2. What steps can I take to prevent my kids from getting sick?
  3. Is my child’s growth (e.g., height and weight) and development on target for their age?
  4. What vaccinations/immunizations does my child need and when are they needed? 
  5. At what age should my child start seeing the dentist and begin using toothpaste with fluoride? 
  6. At what ages do I turn the car seat to face forward or switch to a booster seat?
  7. Why is my potty-trained child wetting the bed at night?
  8. How can I help my kids be less picky when eating? 
  9. What screen time limits should I set at different ages?
  10. How much exercise should my kids be getting each day? 

Many parents also have questions about the pediatric office in general, such as whether the office has separate waiting areas for sick versus well-child visits. Other topics to inquire about include office hours and after hours availability, what types of insurance are accepted, and what hospitals the pediatrician’s office is affiliated with.

Pediatric Services

The experienced and caring pediatricians at our offices in Weston & Medfield, MA, are here to help your children enjoy optimal health and wellness. We offer a diverse range of pediatric services, including:  

  • Newborn care
  • Prenatal visits 
  • Immunizations
  • Well-child exams 
  • School and sports physicals
  • Sick child diagnosis and treatment
  • Nutrition and dietary guidance 
  • Child behavior consultation 
  • Telemedicine 
  • Lab testing 

Pediatricians specialize in providing healthcare to babies, children, and teens. They can answer the different questions you might have as your kids grow and develop throughout their childhood. To schedule an appointment with one of our skilled pediatricians, call Pediatric Associates of Wellesley in Weston & Medfield, MA, at (781) 736-0040 for the Weston location or (508) 359-9200 for Medfield.