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We have been asked by co to go for our medicals, we have 3 children 8, 6 and 3 and I would like to give them some idea what to expect when we go, could anyone let me know - do they have to have blood tests etc taken? thanks celia
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We have been asked by co to go for our medicals, we have 3 children 8, 6 and 3 and I would like to give them some idea what to expect when we go, could anyone let me know - do they have to have blood tests etc taken? thanks celia
they won't have blood tests at that age. Just usually height, weight, eye sight, hearing, and a bit of a physical examination. Nothing too major so don't worry.

The docs are usually pretty good with the kids
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From memory, all they do is measure them, weigh them, check immunisation records and general health. Definitely no blood test but mine were quite small so not sure about older children.
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they won't have blood tests at that age. Just usually height, weight, eye sight, hearing, and a bit of a physical examination. Nothing too major so don't worry.

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They will also ask them to do a urine test - which is very easy, literally just go into the toilet & pee into a little dish...although first time round our girls were given a she-wee, which caused huge amusement
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They will also ask them to do a urine test - which is very easy, literally just go into the toilet & pee into a little dish...although first time round our girls were given a she-wee, which caused huge amusement
Very easy??? Pffft! The urine test with my then 4 year old daughter was by no means easy! It was messy and somewhat hilarious but not easy! I hadn't let her go to the loo before we left home to make sure she could go when we got there.... trouble was by the time she got there she was busting and I had to hold the wee pot .... and I misjudged the angle and velocity and there was wee everywhere and a lot of laughter. I did clean up as best I could.... but the lady at the medical centre was not amused

Apart from that little mishap, her medical was a doddle, as others have said they checked sight, hearing, height weight, listened to her chest... had a bit of a check over, nothing major though. The only thing I hadn't prepared her for which took her by surprise and her face was an absolute picture was checking her reflexes.... you could see a big question mark over her head "why is this man hitting me with a hammer and mum seems to think it's ok?"
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Very easy??? Pffft! The urine test with my then 4 year old daughter was by no means easy! It was messy and somewhat hilarious but not easy! I hadn't let her go to the loo before we left home to make sure she could go when we got there.... trouble was by the time she got there she was busting and I had to hold the wee pot .... and I misjudged the angle and velocity and there was wee everywhere and a lot of laughter. I did clean up as best I could.... but the lady at the medical centre was not amused

Apart from that little mishap, her medical was a doddle, as others have said they checked sight, hearing, height weight, listened to her chest... had a bit of a check over, nothing major though. The only thing I hadn't prepared her for which took her by surprise and her face was an absolute picture was checking her reflexes.... you could see a big question mark over her head "why is this man hitting me with a hammer and mum seems to think it's ok?"
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Surely with kids that little, you just squeeze them???
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Thanks guys for all the replies, my eldest is a bit of a worrier so just thought I would get some info so I could let him know what is going to happen - the wee test sounds like it should be fun!!
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