The Importance of Well-Child Physicals
By Children's Mercy - Pediatric Care North
January 27, 2020
Category: Pediatrics

Taking care of your little ones when they’re sick is a vital part of good parenting. While in some cases it’s fairly easy to tell when something’s wrong with your children, regular well-child physicals to Children’s Mercy Pediatric North Care in Kansas City, MO, are still essential to ensure healthy development and growth. Read on to learn why.

Natural Development and Growth

With regular well-child physicals, you and your pediatrician can easily track your children’s development. You will also learn whether your children are meeting all the AAP-established developmental milestones.

Preventive Care

According to the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your children should receive their scheduled vaccinations at the appropriate times to prevent sickness. You can also discuss your children’s diet, vision, hearing, and emotional health during these appointments.

Trust and a Greater Bond

Regular well-child physicals will also help you and your children bond with your Kansas City pediatrician. In turn, this will foster trust and better communication among everyone and will help you maximize your children’s mental and physical development.


Having regular checkups will likewise help empower you to discuss any issues you may have about your children’s development. For instance, you can tell your pediatrician about any red flags you’re noticing in your child, or discuss your children’s sleeping habits, behavior, nutrition, and exercise habits.

Key Takeaways

Remember that your children don’t have to be sick to visit our Kansas City office. After all, on top of detecting any adverse conditions, these visits ensure that your children are in solid general health and hitting all the age-appropriate developmental milestones.

If it's time for your child's annual exam, call Children’s Mercy Pediatric North Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816) 587-3200 to schedule an appointment.