Do you take your kids with you? Olivia Foxworth 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 4186 posts
6th Jan '13

I have an appointment tomorrow, my Ankle is messed up and it hurts to walk or rotate it. I made this appointment on Thursday, forgetting the kids didn't go back to school until Tuesday and thinking I had Monday off as I usually do **Plus I needed to see someone asap this has been hurting for a month, and they told me to try to give it time to see if it heals**
Anyway my mom has my oldest daughter for the day and is watching the kids when I go to work that night so I don't want to ask her to watch them any longer then she has to, my dad is watching them Tues when I work and DH works. So I have my 2 younger ones...Would you take them with you (they can behave pretty well) or would you ask for a sitter (mom and dad will watch them if I ask, I just don't like to ask all the time)?

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
6th Jan '13

I do not take my kids to my dr appointments

KelseyLynn 1 child; Douglasville, Georgia 558 posts
6th Jan '13

I would take them.

OGTattedmama2007 2 kids; Ghetto, Ca, United States 33875 posts
6th Jan '13



My kids would destroy the place out of boredom.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
6th Jan '13

I have no choice, so yes every time ..
I take that back.. My husband "babysat" once and that was because I had to have a MRI
I take the stroller, the iPad and tons of snacks

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
6th Jan '13

I have never done it.. Only bc DS SCREAMS the whole time we're at his Dr.'s appt.'s, so I'm afraid he'll do that at mine, thinking we're there for him.
But if your kids are well-behaved, I don't see a problem w/ taking them w/ you.

House of Estrogen Washington, District of Columbia 625 posts
6th Jan '13

The only time I absolutely find a sitter for the kids is when I have a pelvic exam. Oh I did when I had my allergy testing too. Otherwise, I have no problems bringing my kids.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
6th Jan '13

I take her with me unless it's a pelvic exam or I know I'm getting blood drawn(she freaked out and tried to hit the RN last time she went to an appt where I had blood drawn

Mummy-2-2-Monsters Due July 10 (girl); 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 12236 posts
status 6th Jan '13

Yeah of course why wouldn't I? They are very well behaved and usually just entertain themselves. Only time I don't is when I go for pap, but that's it.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
6th Jan '13

I try not to, I've been asked to reschedule before when I brought my children with me to apps even though they are well behaved.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 6657 posts
6th Jan '13

I would. My children are well behaved so I would have no issue with taking them with me unless my doctor requests that no children be there.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
6th Jan '13

I take my kids everywhere, to any appointment if they are not in school. I dont have anyone to watch them so I can do that stuff alone. lol

~*~Modern*Day*Delilah~*~ 17 kids; Connecticut 15826 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Olivia Foxworth:" I have an appointment tomorrow, my Ankle is messed up and it hurts to walk or rotate it. I made this ... [snip!] ... pretty well) or would you ask for a sitter (mom and dad will watch them if I ask, I just don't like to ask all the time)?"

I live 2 hours from all of my family, so I never have any choice other than taking DD everywhere I go, and that includes all doc apts. She's fascinated by everything the doctor does, so she's always excited to go, and my doc office is wonderful, they always give her a pen and paper and a lollipop and tell her how adorable she is- she just eats it up LOL I had to go to the ER a few nights ago because I've been really sick and the nurse had to draw blood- She asked if DD wanted to leave the room (with my boyfriend) and she preferred to stay right there and watch. She was amazed by it and asking the lady questions lol. She's almost 4, so I was amazed she was okay with it. It's a little inconvenient but you do what you have to do, ya know?

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
7th Jan '13

If I can I leave them with someone for appointments.

*...*...*...* 1 child; Michigan 8230 posts
7th Jan '13

If I can, I leave DD with someone during appointments.