So, you’ve finally decided on a name. Think the big decisions are over for a while? Not so fast, Mama.
Choosing a pediatrician for your new little babe is one of the first and most important decisions you’ll be making as a parent. And for new moms, the whole process can be extremely daunting.
Your baby’s pediatrician is going to be your main source of vital information, support, motivation and imperative medical care and sometimes, just someone to calm you down and tell you to cool it with the crazy thoughts. Obviously, he or she is going to be a big part of yours and Baby’s life, so the pressure is on to choose wisely.
Instead of walking into a new pediatrician consultation blindly and naively and letting them run the meeting, you need to come prepared with your own list of questions and concerns. Not only will you feel more confident in your decision, it will show the doctor you’ve done your research.
See below for our Pediatrician Checklist to make sure you cover all the imperative points.