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Some Moms Fudge the Truth At Baby Check-Ups

A baby's first year of life is full of milestones that often make their way into the baby book – from the first smile to the first steps. Along the journey, infants visit their doctors often for checkups. Aside from the vaccinations that occur, mamas usually look forward to finding out their children's height and weight and to discuss any concerns. Nurses tend to ask a series of questions about the kiddo's development — everything from, "Is he sitting up on his own?" to, "Is he following objects with his eyes?" A friend recently told me that sometimes she fibs her answers. If she's not sure, she says, "Yes," and then races home to see if he can do it. Do you tell the truth when asked about developmental milestones at your baby's checkups?
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Gruberr1 Gruberr1 7 years
I never lied to my doctor or nurse, but I have had to give the questions a second thought. I remember them asking me if my son could stack blocks three blocks high and I realized that I had never counted (or paid attention) to just how many he could do!
mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
The one place you should never feel pressure is the doctors office! They have seen it all. Lying to the nurse or doctor is only lying to yourself and it is just not a smart idea. To me, the best answer if you are insecure is "I'm not sure."
bsobos1123 bsobos1123 7 years
My older daughter only said three words until she turned two. I remember the nurse asking how many words she could say her at 18 month appointment. It never occured to me to lie, I wanted the doctor's advice on what to do. Isn't that what doctors are for!!!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I never did, but she was always displaying them long before her visits so it was old hat. we were long used to them and moving on. I don't know that i would have lied anyway, just becuase it seems a silly thing to spend the effort doing. They aren't going to perish and die becuase they aren't smiling yet.
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