As a parent, especially if this is your first child, you are likely to have many questions along the way. This section is here to help answer some of the questions you may have.

2. Expecting?

Whether you are expecting your first child or a new sibling, you may be wondering how to prepare for the big change that's coming.

Meet the Doctor

If this is your first child, or if you are changing doctors, consider making an appointment with Dr. Nimi prior to the birth of your child. These visits are free of charge and allow you to meet her, get answers to your questions, and tour the office.

Recommended Reading

Question & Answer

Q: What is the usual schedule for well visits and vaccines?

Ans:

At Buford 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 is outlined below.

Schedule

Q: What is the correct dose of fever reducing medicine?

Ans:

1. Tylenol (generic acetaminophen) 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 a fever reducer. It is the preferred medicine if your child has fever and an upset tummy because it is gentle on the lining of the stomach. Please see dosing chart below.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing chart

2. Advil or Motrin (generic ibuprofen) is only used in children 6 months and older. It may start to work faster than Tylenol, last longer, and is especially good for inflamed things like earaches and sore throats. Advil 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.

Advil or Motrin Dosing Chart

Recommended reading - 1

A. Infant & Toddler Resources

1. General parenting

2. Sleep advice

3. Feeding

B. School-aged kids resources

1. General parenting

C. Books for kids

1. On Getting a New Sibling

2. On Private Body Parts (Ages 3-8 years old)

3. On Puberty (Ages 9-11)

4. Parenting Your Teen

D. Pediatric health information

1. General Health

2. Illness Resource

3. International Travel Information

4. General Safety

5. Dental Health

E. Immunization information

Recommended reading - 2

A. Recommended books on caring for your infant

This insightful guide to parenting a newborn comes from two pediatricians, both mothers themselves. It covers subjects relevant to the first few months of an infant's life like feeding, sleeping, crying, diapering, illness, and traveling, along with suggestions for capturing the moments along the way.

Written by a sleep researcher as well as pediatrician (and father), this book gives you a step-by-step guide to help establish a healthy sleep routine for your child from infancy to adolescence.

By reading this book, you will learn many simple techniques to help soothe your infant. This book is a great help for parents of colicky babies or for parents who are just looking for more ideas to help calm their infant.

This book summarizes normal development from birth to five years of age. You'll learn about the normal progression of gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech and social development, and also read lots of tips about activities that will enhance your baby's progress.

This book is a very practical guide to caring for your infant from birth to age one. It clearly walks you through your infant’s first year month by month, answering many common questions regarding development, feeding your infant, sleep concerns, traveling, and many other issues.

This book acts as a “survival guide” for mothers who are breastfeeding. It gives many helpful tips to help you succeed at breastfeeding as well as helping you prevent and solve many common breastfeeding issues.

B. Picture books about getting a new brother or sister

These books set a positive tone about the arrival of a new baby.

C. Books to help you answer the question "where do babies come from?"