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Old 10-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #31
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ds1 did well visits until around age 3, they NEVER did blood or urine tests we went in they did the standard physical (look in eyes, ears, nose, listen to chest etc)

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We have blood and urine tests at our well child visits. We fill out developmental surveys. Not all parents know when to expect certain milestones. They rely on their doctors to let them know if their child is behind in an area. Hips are checked. Walking gait is checked to be developmentally appropriate. Did you know that it is normal for babies and toddlers to be bowlegged, then for early school aged children to be knock kneed until around age 8? The abdomin is inspected for hernias. Outie belly buttons are often hernias and can go unnoticed by parents who have no clue or understanding of them. This is just off the top of my non-medical head.
Interesting. In my 12 years of mothering I have never had a ped check my kid's blood or urine unless there was a reason (swollen lymph nodes, possible UTI etc).
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We have blood and urine tests at our well child visits. We fill out developmental surveys. Not all parents know when to expect certain milestones. They rely on their doctors to let them know if their child is behind in an area. Hips are checked. Walking gait is checked to be developmentally appropriate. Did you know that it is normal for babies and toddlers to be bowlegged, then for early school aged children to be knock kneed until around age 8? The abdomin is inspected for hernias. Outie belly buttons are often hernias and can go unnoticed by parents who have no clue or understanding of them. This is just off the top of my non-medical head.
my children only had blood work like once a year that's it and yes i did know all of that as well.
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ds1 did well visits until around age 3, they NEVER did blood or urine tests we went in they did the standard physical (look in eyes, ears, nose, listen to chest etc)
yep same here less than 5 minutes with my child and most of it was talking about shots and where the child slept because well they couldn't look at their notes

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Interesting. In my 12 years of mothering I have never had a ped check my kid's blood or urine unless there was a reason (swollen lymph nodes, possible UTI etc).
same here my oldest I did well visits and at one they made him do blood work for no reason it took 4 nurses to hold him plus me I swore I would never torture him just because. When ill is different but just because I don't think so.

but if they did blood work every two months for well visits I think it would be torture. once I year maybe I can see that.

But my kids doc understand my standing on doctors and there place
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As many have already said, "Nothing. It's not my business."

I don't care if you take your child to the doctor regularly or not unless it is necessary for your child's wellbeing and you chose not to do it. As long as your child is not being harmed, I consider it a non-issue.
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not sure how 5 minute visit with a doc will tell them more about my child than my being with them everyday.


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We have blood and urine tests at our well child visits. We fill out developmental surveys. Not all parents know when to expect certain milestones. They rely on their doctors to let them know if their child is behind in an area. Hips are checked. Walking gait is checked to be developmentally appropriate. Did you know that it is normal for babies and toddlers to be bowlegged, then for early school aged children to be knock kneed until around age 8? The abdomin is inspected for hernias. Outie belly buttons are often hernias and can go unnoticed by parents who have no clue or understanding of them. This is just off the top of my non-medical head.
Whoa. None of my kids have ever had any blood or urine tests at a regular check up.
And, yup, I did know that. Did you know that all kids should be far sighted until they are school age, and then their eyes adjust to a "normal" vision?

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I am one who doesnt. But then again My mom is a pediatiric RN and one of my good friends is a pediatrician. Any questions, concerns, or redflags are addressed by them. We also dont vax.
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