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Bringing a 1y/o to ultrasound? DN⚓JB Due October 13 (girl); 2 kids; Connecticut 374 posts
Apr 29th '13

I have an ob appointment on Friday & DH will not be able to come to this one. I want to bring DS because I feel like a bad parent that half the time we have one of our parents watch him so we can go grocery shopping or get what we need to get done (he behaves well, it's just obviouly faster by ourselves). But it doesn't seem practical to me.. & I've never seen a woman go into their appt. with a child around DS's age. Do you ladies think it's a bad idea to bring him?

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 15131 posts
Apr 29th '13

I have to bring my son to all of my appointments whether DH is there it not.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Apr 29th '13

Children weren't allowed at our u/s. I wouldn't do it without having someone to sit with him.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
Apr 29th '13

Here they don't allow anyone under a certain age in the u/s and only one person is allowed to be with. I suppose it is more for distraction, so no I wouldn't. What are you going to do when he is misbehaving and you are laying on the table? Do you know your hospital or clinic policies?

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
Apr 29th '13

I had to bring DS last week to my OB appointment & it was tough. Will he sit in a stroller for you?

ProudMom84 Due January 1; 5 kids; Japan 107 posts
Apr 29th '13

When I was pregnant with my second I brought my first to all of my appointments, except the ones they check me or anything like that. She was a little over a year old I just brought my umbrella stroller and she did fine. I just brought her some snacks, sippy cup, and a little toy to have.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
Apr 29th '13

My doctors office doesn't allow children at all. But I still wouldn't bring my kids.

KiKi Dee Due November 15; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Dresden, Tennessee 322 posts
Apr 29th '13

Check with your OB office. Mine does not allow children there during ultrasounds unless there is another adult there to supervise the child.

C&C♥Factory +1 Due March 22 (boy); 50 kids; Michigan 8291 posts
Apr 29th '13

my LO came with me, i think its good for them to feel like there apart of it as well, my LO went to almost of my doctors apts and went to every u/s and i will be happy to say that he did great my OB was great with him and made him feel like he was apart of it all . it helped out in the long run

DN⚓JB Due October 13 (girl); 2 kids; Connecticut 374 posts
Apr 29th '13

I am not sure what their policies are, but the first appt. I had the doctor asked why we didn't bring him (he's the one who did my c-section, but DH was there too). I'll have my MIL watch him, thank you!

Andrea_McCollum Due November 16; Japan 2 posts
Apr 29th '13

Is hubby going with you? If not, could your mil or your own mom or a friend go with you and help with the baby?

JoshandLizzy 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Oklahoma 52 posts
Apr 29th '13

My 3 year old and 1 year old go with me to all of my dr. appointments.

DWBG Due August 19; Tokyo, Japan 121 posts
Apr 29th '13

My daughter who is almost 18 months always goes with me to my appt. BUT I have my Mom or My husband there to help with her. She was at my u/s and did great kept pointing at the moniter and saying "whats it?" and her Daddy would say thats your baby Brother! :)