Seasonal Tips

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Please know that we are open and available for appointments. We are asking that you come in to sign in and then wait in your vehicle until we have a room available for you. Please make sure to provide a good phone number as well at the time of check-in.
Rest assured that we have increased cleaning the exam rooms and waiting room. We are taking every possible measure to make sure our office is as safe as we can.
All of us at Promise Pediatrics want you to know that if your child is experiencing fever, dry cough, aches, sore throat, or is unusually tired, we would be glad to test them for COVID-19 in our office. We are here for you and your child!
Promise Pediatrics is determined to provide Loving, Quality, & Timely Pediatric Care. Please call our office with any questions or concerns at 706-937-3331.

Seasonal Tips

  1. Proper handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and keep from getting sick. Teach your children to scrub their hands for 20 seconds – about the time it takes to sing the alphabet or hum the happy birthday song twice. It’s always great to teach by example! Wash up multiple times a day, especially after bathroom trips.
  2. Why Are Childhood Vaccines So Important?
    A weakened form of the disease germ is injected into the body. The body makes antibodies to fight these invaders. If actual disease germs ever attack the body, the antibodies will still be there to destroy them.
    It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs.
  3. While there’s no way to avoid exposure to germs, there are many strategies to increase your family’s chances of staying healthy. Focus on a diet rich in colorful fruits and veggies, drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep. Encourage regular hand washing and disinfect doorknobs, remote controls, phones often. If you have any questions, give us a call.
  4. Keep your kids healthy by unplugging their screens! Is your child’s technology helping or hindering their participation in other activities? While there are many great educational apps, social interactions and unstructured playtime are important for development. Be a good role model by limiting your own screen time in front of your children, and find ways for the entire family to enjoy more quality time together. Encourage daily indoor and outdoor play, pick out a weekly board game, and create tech-free zones around mealtimes. Need help getting your kids to unplug? Let us know.
  5. A good night’s sleep is just what the doctor ordered! The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends 12 to 16 hours including naps for infants 4 to 12 months, 11 to 14 hours including naps for toddlers one to two years, 10 to 13 hours including naps for preschoolers three to five years, 9 to 12 hours for grade-schoolers ages 6 to 12, and 8-10 hours for teens ages 13 to 18. Child having sleep issues? Schedule an appointment to get down to the issue today!
  6. When your kids are busy having fun, sometimes they forget to stop and drink. Send them out with a water bottle and stress the importance of drinking every 15 to 20 minutes during outdoor activities. To encourage drinking, add fresh fruit to the water, suck from a silly straw, use reusable ice cubes or fun trays that have shapes, or pick out a cool bottle. If your child is showing any signs of dehydration like sunken eyes; dry, cool skin; few or no tears when crying, or fewer wet diapers than usual, give us a call.
  7. At your next visit, please remember to bring a copy of your updated insurance card and photo ID so that we can provide you with the most efficient care. If you’ll be visiting for the first time, please find the link to patient information forms on our site and complete them prior to coming in if possible! Thank you for your patience. We’ll be with you in a moment.
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