Visiting your child’s paediatrician or GP may feel daunting, but it can help to be prepared ahead of your appointment. To help you stay equipped in these situations, take a look at the below discussion guide for you to use when visiting your child’s doctor.
How to prepare before meeting your child’s doctor
Talking to a doctor is an important first step to take in order to understand if their is a problem with growth. Use this guide to initiate a discussion with your child’s doctor and keep track of the questions you want to ask them. You can write in the answers you receive and take notes for future visits.
|What height and weight percentile does my child fall into?|
|Do my child’s measurements suggest there’s a problem with their growth?|
|Has my child’s height and weight percentile changed since the last visit?|
|What should my child’s annual growth rate be?|
|What is my child’s mid-parental height and are they on track to reach it?|
|Does my child need to see a specialist?|
|What are the next steps?|