Between birth and age 18, your child will see the pediatrician up to 28 times, just for well visits -- plus, additional appointments for sore throats, ear infections, and other health issues. Sometimes, talking to your child's doctor is simple. But if you're worried about mystery symptoms, an ongoing health condition, or a behavioral problem, you may feel overwhelmed, not know what to say or ask the doctor, or forget what the doctor says.
The average pediatrician's appointment is just 16 ½ minutes long, so planning ahead can make all the difference. Use this guide for better communication and to make the most of every precious minute with your child's doctor.