Anyone do this?
Our pediatrician is like 30 minutes away. I have a 3.5 year old, 1.5 year old, and a newborn come February. So that's an hour round trip. My husband is gone 12 hours a day 5-6 days a week at work, so I can't really schedule appointments during his days off to get help with the other kids since usually he only has Sundays off.
We aren't vaccinating so the frequency of the visits is not really necessary. THAT BEING SAID, I would OF COURSE take my baby (and other kids) into the doctor if I had any kind of concern, if they were ill, or something just seemed off. My doctor gave me a website that has all of the developmental checklists when I was worried about my son's development, so I check those every three-ish months. If my kids were not meeting them and I felt they were behind, again, I'd take them into the doctor. I weigh and measure my kids monthly for their baby books, so again, if I noticed a drop in their growth pattern or anything, I'd take them in to be evaluated.
I just don't know if I want to go in as often as the well baby checks are scheduled for a 5 minute conversation since there is nothing to do besides weigh and measure them and ask how things are going lol.