TAKE RE­SPON­SI­BIL­ITY...

Your Baby & Toddler - - Baby Files -

...for your child’s health with this tip from Dr Jess:

Buy an A4 note­book when your child is born. When your child is ill, make a note of her symptoms such as her tem­per­a­ture, the time and what med­i­ca­tion you gave. All this info is im­por­tant so that your doc­tor can get the full pic­ture of your child’s health.

When you visit your doc­tor, write down any in­struc­tions, as well as the di­ag­no­sis, in the book, and if you have a pre­scrip­tion ask the phar­ma­cist for a copy so that you can sta­ple it into the book. This will en­sure that ev­ery­one is on board and es­pe­cially if you need to visit a new doc­tor for some rea­son, he or she will be able to get an over­view of your child’s health and treat her more com­pre­hen­sively.

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