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    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    Okay I know I'm slack but a lot was happening last year when it comes to my son (now aged 4). He was constantly at speech, having hearing, throat and nose tests and sleep tests, was at hospital and finally ended up with grommets and then we went away.
    Well they're my reasons but still.... we missed his 3 year old check with the child health nurse. It's not like he wasn't constantly getting checked out by, well, everyone else, but should I make an appointment with her despite his last visit having meant to be last year? Or should I just go to our GP when next I have to and ask him for the full run down?
    Having had my daughter a few years before our son her health checks with the child health nurse stopped at 2. So is it really important? I looked in the book and all the things he gets checked for are the things he's already being getting a good working over with.
    Has anybody else been as slack as me? Should I make the appointment anyway because it is important or can I just let it go? What would you?


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    I'd just leave it.

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    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    I must be slack also because I didn't even know there was a 3 year health check oops lol. Do you vaccinate? If so isn't DS meant to be getting his needles at 4 years? Your GP will do the necessary checks then.

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    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    I had no idea there was a 3yo check.

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    He's had his 4 year vaccinations, we go to an immunisation clinic so no GP there (that would cost us a fortune as our GP is not a bulk biller and then you have to pay for the nurse to inject despite the vaccines being covered!) so it would probably be in a couple of months when I go for one of my hundred check overs for the year.

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    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    Since he's already gotten tests done (I assume by your gp?) maybe continue gp appointments with any concerns. What would the health nurse do? I don't take mine at all?

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    I didn't do the health checks except the ones that were done with the kids immunisations.

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    The health nurse told me last week it was best to take them at 3.5years for their 3 year check. But I know of friends that haven't taken their babies except for the initial check. I wouldn't bother if there is nothing that your concerned about.

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    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    I wouldn't worry. All they did at mine was ask about his speech, how we were going with TT, see how he was playing for development and did weight and height measures and if i had any concerns/questions. I'm sure if there were problems, she would have talked more, but we did him and DD's 6mo at the same time and it wasn't a big deal. So if you're not concerned about him in any way, I wouldn't worry.

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    I don't think any of my kids have had any checkups by a health nurse/dr.


 

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