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How to take 2 kids to the doctor? ETA

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Both my kids are sick, been sick for a while. They need to see a doctor. I have a 18mo and a 5mo old. The Urgent Care here has CURTAINS between rooms not WALLS. Their actual doctor is 2 hours away. I want to take them to urgent care, but how do I prevent a very active toddler from running room to room, throwing a fit, and not listening...and hold a 5mo old baby and probably breast feed her?

I called hubby to see if he can get off work for an hour or so to help, I feel really bad..


ETA:

Anyways, we just got back. My toddler is not interested in snacks and toys. He is interested in things he cannot have. He would not lay or sit in the bed. He had to run all over the place. When the dr looks at him, I have to hold him in my lap tightly, holding his arms down, while he thrashes and screams, bites, and tries to hit. I do discipline my child. The only way to calm down my 5mo old is to breastfeed her. If I put my 18mo old in a stroller, he will do everything and anything to be destructive. He will thrash himself, trying to knock the stroller offer, he will pull on anything he can reach. Toys and snacks do not interest him.

by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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1plustwinsmommy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM
This is just one of those suck it up and do it things. I remember being terrified to take the twins places. You just do it and you'll figure out what works for you.
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ksueditz
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Be a parent? SMH
Anyhow, does he like to be read to? We always like to take a stack of books with us. And definitely snacks.


Quoting Anonymous:

Be a parent. Just because he's 2 doesn't mean he gets to run around like a little heathen or scream like one.



With that said, if he's able to do all that then there is no need for a uc visit and he can wait.

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BlessedBeX3
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM

 stroller?

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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Yes be a parent. My kids never acted like terrors when we were out because I was a parent. I told them no. We don't act like that. I was their parent and I don't know enforced my expectations on to them. Sure they tried. Sure they got over stimulated and tired but I wasn't ever scared to take all my kids anywhere by myself, I never needed a buddy and I.never once used their ages as excuses for bad behavior.



Quoting ksueditz:

Be a parent? SMH


Anyhow, does he like to be read to? We always like to take a stack of books with us. And definitely snacks.





Quoting Anonymous:

Be a parent. Just because he's 2 doesn't mean he gets to run around like a little heathen or scream like one.







With that said, if he's able to do all that then there is no need for a uc visit and he can wait.




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LoriLou75
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

They always see my children (when I bring them together) in the same exam room.

alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM


Quoting ffpm10:

If he's well enough to run around like that, I'd say he can wait to see the dr.
Otherwise, bring enough to keep him entertained?
Bring a friend?

Exactly. Why is their doctor 2 hours away? You need to find a pediatrician closer to your house.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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Running around ..crying and getting mad are what 18 month olds do. He's still a baby.

I feel bad for your kids having a bitch mom like you.

Kids will be kids.

Op, take lots of toys lots of books lots of snacks. If possible find someone to go with you. Don't listen to bur up the ass chick


Quoting Anonymous:

Be a parent. Just because he's 2 doesn't mean he gets to run around like a little heathen or scream like one.



With that said, if he's able to do all that then there is no need for a uc visit and he can wait.

ksueditz
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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I am a parent all day every day. And i take all FIVE of my children places by myself. Grocery stores, restaurants, and, yes to the Dr. But when my kids don't feel well they don't always act like themselves, they tend to be more tired, more cranky and want to be held more. Hard to contain that when she's trying to keep him between curtains and bf-ing another child. So instead of JUDGING try to be EMPATHETIC and offer SUGGESTIONS.


Quoting Anonymous:

Yes be a parent. My kids never acted like terrors when we were out because I was a parent. I told them no. We don't act like that. I was their parent and I don't know enforced my expectations on to them. Sure they tried. Sure they got over stimulated and tired but I wasn't ever scared to take all my kids anywhere by myself, I never needed a buddy and I.never once used their ages as excuses for bad behavior.






Quoting ksueditz:

Be a parent? SMH



Anyhow, does he like to be read to? We always like to take a stack of books with us. And definitely snacks.








Quoting Anonymous:

Be a parent. Just because he's 2 doesn't mean he gets to run around like a little heathen or scream like one.









With that said, if he's able to do all that then there is no need for a uc visit and he can wait.







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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I tend to agree anon.

I've taken my kids to the drs w/me, to their drs, heck to get pedicures & it always amazed me how many complimented me on how my kids behaved.

I liked being thanked but it seemed weird to me bc I don't get why people don't control their kids.

My DD is extremely stubborn, has been since birth but some how she learned to behave while out.

OP just take them, pack a bag of toys & snacks.  Do people not do this anymore?  I always had toys w/me.  My SIL always commented on how I always had things for them while at dinner, now she does the same thing.  They are busy, it is our job to make sure they have things to do when out, and our  job to ensure good behavior when we are out.

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes be a parent. My kids never acted like terrors when we were out because I was a parent. I told them no. We don't act like that. I was their parent and I don't know enforced my expectations on to them. Sure they tried. Sure they got over stimulated and tired but I wasn't ever scared to take all my kids anywhere by myself, I never needed a buddy and I.never once used their ages as excuses for bad behavior.



Quoting ksueditz:

Be a parent? SMH


Anyhow, does he like to be read to? We always like to take a stack of books with us. And definitely snacks.





Quoting Anonymous:

Be a parent. Just because he's 2 doesn't mean he gets to run around like a little heathen or scream like one.







With that said, if he's able to do all that then there is no need for a uc visit and he can wait.





Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Bitch mom or not... she has a good point! I use outings to teach my toddler how to behave. I have a 20 month old 3 year old and almost 7 year old. It wasn't long ago when I had a 18 month old a infant. Not once did my toddler step out of line in public. Kids can be kids but they still need rules and consequences whether out in public or home.

Quoting Anonymous:

Running around ..crying and getting mad are what 18 month olds do. He's still a baby.



I feel bad for your kids having a bitch mom like you.



Kids will be kids.



Op, take lots of toys lots of books lots of snacks. If possible find someone to go with you. Don't listen to bur up the ass chick




Quoting Anonymous:

Be a parent. Just because he's 2 doesn't mean he gets to run around like a little heathen or scream like one.





With that said, if he's able to do all that then there is no need for a uc visit and he can wait.

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