Back to School!

August 9th, 2017

With school starting soon, it’s a good time for your child to have their yearly well child visit. Children preschool age and older should see their pediatrician at least once a year for a checkup. These appointments are important to address any concerns, monitor your child’s growth and development, and receive immunizations. Immunizations are routinely due at kindergarten age, 6th grade, and high school. Flu shots will also be available in the fall.

For children to perform at their best in school, it is important for them to have the right amount of sleep.

The amount of sleep a child needs depends on their age (these times are including naps)

  • Infants 12 to 16 hrs
  • Toddlers 11 to 14 hrs
  • Preschoolers 10-13 hrs
  • Grade school age 9-12 hrs

It’s also helpful to establish a regular bedtime routine including bath, brushing teeth, reading a book, and then bedtime. All electronics/screens should be turned off at least 1 hr before bed.

Good luck to all the parents, children and teachers who are getting ready to enter the new school year!

Pediatrician, Ashley Kaytor, MD is accepting new patients.
To make an appointment call: 618.993.3300
Logan Primary Care-Herrin
405 Rushing Dr Herrin, IL 62948