Prepare the health of your children for the “back to school”

Prepare the health of your children for the “back to school”

September is synonymous with back to school . As a mother or father, you have been balancing for more than two months to reconcile your long vacations with the ones you have. The grandparents, if they can, have also helped, but at the beginning of the month normalcy returns to the families and the schedules are once again organized, at least from Monday to Friday. Some go to work and others to learn.

The beginning of the course is a good time to catch up with pending issues that, because they are not urgent, we often leave. Medical check-ups are one of those pending issues, in this case children. When they are younger, they have pediatric check-ups very often, but when they are a little older, how often do they have to go to the pediatrician if everything goes well?

There are certain problems or even diseases that are quite silent and are slow to show symptoms, so it is best to prevent them with regular check-ups . Taking the habit of going to the pediatrician every year, when the course starts, will help us not to forget it.



The pediatrician is the expert, so you can trust his experience but to give you an idea, the usual thing is to measure and weigh the child, to make sure that he has an evolution according to his age. Of course, each little one has its own rhythm, but it will make sure that it is within normal parameters.


  • Weight

According to the latest National Health Survey, two out of every 10 Spanish children are overweight and one in 10 suffers from obesity. If your child starts to have excess weight, the beginning of the school year is a good time to sign up for an extracurricular activity based on physical activity, such as football, basketball or tennis.


  • Dental health

The pediatrician will also review the oral health of your children. If, for example, a caries appears, you can go to a pediatric dentist to find a solution on time and not have to remove the piece. You can also give you the guidelines to establish the habits of correct child oral hygiene .


  • View

The view is directly related to school success. If your child does not see the blackboard well or can not read clearly, his studies will suffer . The ophthalmologist can solve it with some simple tests and putting glasses if you need them.


  • Position

The postural hygiene of children is also something that should be controlled and that the doctor can check. The weight of the backpack and the bad postures in class , together with the lack of exercise in many cases, can lead to deviations of the back and neck or muscular contractures. The specialist can give you instructions so that this does not happen.


From two years of age, primary care reviews are usually every two years . If you want to make sure that everything is fine without waiting so long, or if it is important for you to choose the specialist to take your children to, take advantage now: in the autumn is when insurers take out the best promotions in medical insurance. 

Kerri Simmons

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