I had an appointment for a second ultrasound (first appointment the baby wouldn't cooperate for one measurement) so I went back a week later and was excited for the chance to bring my super laid-back 6 year old son.
Upon arrival i was asked if i had someone to sit with him because he was't allowed in the room during the scan. I begged for an exception but the manager said "state law is 'no children under 12'." she was very kind to make an exception to let him stay in the waiting room and watch cartoons since they weren't very busy. The next day I mentioned this to 5 of my mom friends (all with many kids) and they said they had NEVER heard of such a law and have taken kids under 12 to many of their ultrasounds - one as recent as 18months ago.
So what gives? Is this really a state law or were they just saying that to make it an easy argument. In the end my son was content and very well behaved in the waiting room (just as I expected).
I can't imagine what a single mom with no local help would do in a situation like that except to hire a stranger to watch her older kid.
any insight or experience? i'm curious and kinda bummed he missed out.