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Old 10-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Don't bring their kids to well visits?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #3
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Not an issue. Well visits are for doctors to know your kids and for vaccinations but if you don't plan on using them much if at all no issue.

For me I had no problems without well visits until my second starting having seizures at 11 months of age. Then not having a primary doctor established became a liability. I had trouble getting an appointment in a timely manner. So for us I do the well baby visits just to have a doctor, not because I think there is really a need for them. I also get to put baby's weight and height measurements into his or her baby book.
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Not an issue. Well visits are for doctors to know your kids and for vaccinations but if you don't plan on using them much if at all no issue.

For me I had no problems without well visits until my second starting having seizures at 11 months of age. Then not having a primary doctor established became a liability. I had trouble getting an appointment in a timely manner. So for us I do the well baby visits just to have a doctor, not because I think there is really a need for them. I also get to put baby's weight and height measurements into his or her baby book.
Out of curiosity, do you continue with the schedule the whole time to maintain the relationship? We're not vaccinating, but I've been going to the well child checks, mostly to maintain the relationship with the ped. I like our doc and don't feel pressured or bullied or anything negative, I just hate spending $20 to be told my daughter's doing great, which I already know. In the first few weeks and months, I totally get doing them, but as we approach the 1 year mark I find them more annoying. So, just curious at what point is the relationship established enough that you can start skipping appts? (By skipping I mean not scheduling at all)
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #6
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Doesn't bother me. Their kids, their choice. I usually take dd later than on the schedule.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
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Well, my youngest will be two in January and he has never been to the doctor. It's not something I set out to do, like I hate doctors or something, it just happened that way due to scheduling and probably some laziness on my part. He's never been sick beyond a mild cold and he is obviously growing well. Plus he's my fifth so I'm pretty sure I would have noticed any glaring abnormalities by now...
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:53 AM   #8
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Not a great idea, IMO, but not my kid, not my choice.
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Doctors check for so many things that the average parent wouldn't pick up or be aware even existed. It is a layer of protection that I don't understand why people would be adverse. Sure the human race will continue without well checks. However the outcome is so much better with reg. medical attention for babies/children. Actually the outcome is better for most people who have med. care.
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Doctors check for so many things that the average parent wouldn't pick up or be aware even existed. It is a layer of protection that I don't understand why people would be adverse. Sure the human race will continue without well checks. However the outcome is so much better with reg. medical attention for babies/children. Actually the outcome is better for most people who have med. care.
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