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2 WEEK VISIT

PKU #2 Test

Accident Prevention:
  • Car Seats are required, appropriate for child's weight.
  • Smoke Detectors are recommended in the home.
  • Hot Water heater settings should not exceed 120 - 130°F.
Watch For:
  • Rolling/Falls from beds or sofa by being too close to edge.
  • Avoid small objects. (Choking)
  • Avoid string/bags. (Strangling)
  • No direct sun, child will sunburn easily.
Feeding:
  • Average 4-5 ounces of formula when feeding.
  • Breast feeding usually every 2-3 hours.
  • Nurse or drink about 6 times every 24 hours.
  • Solids not necessary until 4-6 months.
Development:
  • Child will stare.
  • Child should begin to track moving objects.
  • Should begin to lift their heads.
  • Child will have "Moro suck reflex".
Suggested Stimulation:
  • Bright objects are fascinating!
  • Mobiles are fun, but keep out of reach.
  • Sing / Read / Talk
Common Concerns:
  • Skin Rashes - May have pimply rash on the face which usually clears without treatment.
    It may last for 4-6 months.
  • "Cradle Cap" is due to oily skin, not food. Soap & Water will help.
Notes:
  • Fussiness peaks at about 6 weeks; be patient!
  • Babies cannot be spoiled!
  • No need to sterilize water or bottles.
  • Should have own bed.
  • Avoid bottle propping.
  • Colds are possible - know how to use a rectal thermometer and nasal bulb.
Next Appointment: 2 Months

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