Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Do you always follow the advice of your child’s doctor? If the answer is no, you’re not alone.
Did you know two-thirds of parents say they don’t always follow the pediatrician’s advice?
That’s according to a National Poll of Parents with children up to age 8.
Among parents who said they follow advice only occasionally, they were most likely to heed recommendations on nutrition, dentist visits and using car seats.
But 40 percent of parents in this group said they didn't follow advice on discipline, 18 percent said they didn't follow it when it came to sleep recommendations, and 13 percent didn't follow advice about watching TV.
Whether parents followed advice was linked with how highly they rated their doctor's quality of care. Among parents who rated their child's provider as excellent on "talking to me in a way I can understand," just six percent said they follow provider advice only occasionally, whereas 46 percent of parents who rated their doctor as good/fair/poor said the same.