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    Default How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    All the time here. In fact she saw a doctor tonight 😷 but she does have chronic health issues so is sick a lot. I wish I was like those of you that never go near the doctors!

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    Default How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    OP not often either. My LO had whooping cough at 3 weeks. But the only time he goes is when he does silly things like jump off the ride on mower whilst moving. The hospital knows me but "our" doctor doesn't.

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    Default How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    My toddlers only when are really sick (vomiting and temp like stuff which is hardly) and needles.

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    I never considered that I take my kids alot. But generally I will take them for illnesses if they have had a fever for more than 3 days just to get checked out. So for that (fever more than 3-4 days) I would take them probably 2-3 times a year. Apart from that, immunisations, croup etc.

    So my DD (5) might go 2 times a year, and DS (2) would be approx 3-4 times...,,

    I always considered myself a very 'wait and see' type parent when it comes to illnesses...... But compared to others my kids seem to visit the Dr alot!

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    Default How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    I think quite a lot and I'm not someone who sees a Dr for colds and flus! DD has always been small and was a 'failure to thrive' baby so would always be checked if she was unwell and not having all her feeds. She has had a couple of throat infections, a cough that lasted 8 weeks, hand foot & mouth and conjunctivitis (damn daycare bugs!). In the first 3 months of her life we were at the GP/clinic/ED/paed constantly until her CMPI was diagnosed. She hasn't been to the GP in about 2 months now and that's a good run for us! She's 15mo.

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    DS1 maybe 1-2 a year total, he gets croup and needs steroids sometimes and is prone to ear infections.

    DS2 has been 3 times (he is 3) an ear infection, infected penis and to emergency when he pulled the head off a live extension cord!

    DD has never seen anyone, nurse nor doctor. She is 15mths.

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    Default How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    Mine have only been to the GP for immunisations. We selective vaxx, so DS1 hasn't been since he was a baby.

    DS2 has a med condition so we are at the children's hospital a lot.

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    I haven't counted but basically as required.

    I'm definitely not the sort of mum who is up the drs every five minutes or anything but he has been a fair few times over the years , the usual, viruses, conjunctivitis, urinary tract infection, sore throat etc etc.

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    I haven't counted but basically as required.

    I'm definitely not the sort of mum who is up the drs every five minutes or anything but he has been a fair few times over the years , the usual, viruses, conjunctivitis, urinary tract infection, sore throat etc etc.

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    As required I guess.

    DD (7) maybe 4 times for ABs with ear infections.
    DS1 (4) never for sickness but ER with split chin, split head and hand burns.
    DS2 (1) Was a 31 weeker, so has had his fair share of hospy time but no GP visits.


 

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