Allow your partner to be just as involved as you are in finding your baby’s doctor. Collect referrals from other parents, interview potential candidates and talk about the kind of pediatrician you both want. If you’re able to determine how you want your doctor to handle certain health issues before they arise, there will be no need for concern if only one of you can make it to an appointment.
While you’re researching potential doctors, read up on vaccinations and make sure you’re in agreement about your baby’s vaccination schedule. You can find the American Academy of Pediatrics immunization guidelines here to learn more.