Elijah Mercury (7/2009), TTC #2 with my new soon to be DH! Tattooed, 29 year old cancer survivor!
For my DD - we used the standard well-baby check until 18 months and then every year around her birthday we take her in. She LOVES seeing the doctor too so it's a total bonus to her!
It was INVALUABLE for us to do the well-baby checks because we got to develop a good relationship with our doctor. When my daughter had to be hospitalized at 20 months old the hospital was giving me crap (nursing a 20 month old -I was told I was keeping my daughter sick by nursing her! co-sleeping family - my daughter refused to sleep in the scary cage-looking bed, etc) my family doctor was there for us and told me what I was doing was great and told me the nursing staff was just wrong - and she spoke to them about it! I don't know if my family doctor would've been so helpful if we didn't have the relationship built up.
For my DS - we did Newborn, 2 months, 4 months, he had an accident at 7 months which required a visit, and then we went back in for 12, 18 months and 2 years old and will do once a year at this point now too.
Traditional & nutrient-dense foods/Weston A. Price Foundation advocate, Reiki II practitioner, EFT practitioner, past life & life between lives Hypnotherapist practitioner. Home birth with DD 2007 = never vaccinated, breastfed 3 years
Mom to DS 12/07 and DD 11/13, plus a bunch of chickens, dogs, and cats.
Moving past many years of infertility and always thinking of my friends in the infertility forums.
Then I did the 2 month one.
Then I skipped to the six month one and will go back when he's about a year. Cool thing is that my ped. knows we aren't vax'ing and she said just come back in 3-6 months or so and that's what I was planning already
If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.
Cloth diapering, Non-Vax, Bedsharing Mama to Maya 3-25-08, Mila 6-28-12 and DP Marc
I also took her to a drop in at the public health clinic from time to time to get her weighed and measured, mainly for my own interest.
Wife to DH (06/10) and Mummy to DD (07/08).
Normally I only would go if there was a problem or I wanted something like labwork.
Mom to DD born Jan. 08 and DS born Oct. 09, and "baby sister" due Oct 2013!
House mom to ten boys, ages 8-11 at a group home! Yes, I must be nuts!
Sometimes the greener grass is actually AstroTurf, a false promise and nothing more.
Although I've been 'bad' and DD I think missed her 18 month appt. *shrug* she's been healthy and they test for lead and iron at WIC anyway so I'm not worried.