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Old 10-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #11
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Not a great idea, IMO, but not my kid, not my choice.
Exactly. I probably would be the type to skip well visits since we don't vax but my cousins daughter had a brain tumor discovered by well visits because her head size grew greatly between visits.

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #12
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I don't generally ask my friends about whether or not they take their kids to well visits, so yeah...

But if it came up, I wouldn't think anything. Actually, I guess I would... I would think they did some research, and decided this was the best plan for their family. No big deal to me. But all of my friends are pretty cautious if/when their kids get sick, so I wouldn't freak out, thinking their kid might contaminate mine or something.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:06 AM   #13
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i think we are awesome but honestly as long as your kids are healthy i dont see the problem. i would rather my well kid not be around a bunch of germs at the drs office. plus drs are for sick people and my kid isnt sick so no reason to go.
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Exactly. I probably would be the type to skip well visits since we don't vax but my cousins daughter had a brain tumor discovered by well visits because her head size grew greatly between visits.



A PERFECT example of why well checks are needed. There are so MANY things that the doctor is looking for at each visit that could signal something is wrong. The vast majority are not things that average parent would have any clue about.
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We don't typically do well visits, so I think we are awesome

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Not a great idea, IMO, but not my kid, not my choice.
I have similar thoughts.
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We don't do well visits past 4 mo or so. My dr is wonderful and is comfortable with only seeing us at 1 yr and 1x/yr after that. I feel like I am pretty in tune with my kids and their bodies and hope I would catch something if there was an issue. I still call him all the time and ask him random poop/pee/growth etc questions though
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We don't vax but we still do the well visits. Mostly we do them because he was in the NICU after he was born for a lung issue and I just want to make sure his heart and lungs sound good. But I wouldn't think less of anyone for not doing them.
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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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I don't do all well baby visits and rarely do a well visit after age 2. MY youngest went for 2,4,6, 9 months and has not been r a well visit since. I typically don't do them after 12 months. I MAY do one around 5 but then again that is not a sure thing. If my baby is sick and not with just a virus intake them in but we rarely go. Nothing wrong with it IMO.

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