Originally Posted by SpottedFoxx
Thank you for this response. It makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, those are in our everyday life and our children come in contact with them without use realizing it. Did you know that a large percentage of liquid makeup (foundation primarily) has formaldehyde. A great number of anti-perspirates have aluminum. We're damned if we do and we're damned if we don't.
Yes, unfortunally, many here at MDC are aware of these things. That's why we look so natural and smell so, um natural
(ok, I'll speak for myself ) It's really exhausting sometimes to try to eliminate toxins from our bodies and environments. I do look for those things in our life, not just in beauty products, but household smelly and cleaning products, materials in our home, food etc.
Really, the reason we don't vaccinate is the same reason you do. We love our kids and are trying to do the best we can for them with what we know.
Back to Pertussis. That was one of the only 2 vaccines my third child had. I had stopped vaxxing when my 2nd was a year old and wasn't sure if I was a selective vaxxer or non-vaxxer. He had the dtap at 9mo and screamed in pain for 2 days straight, no sleeping, no eating. So, we're firmly non-vaxxers. I do worry about pertussis though. I wash hands, avoid pharmacies and dr's offices, I wash cart handles at the grocery store, I feed the kids well. If someone in a movie theatre is coughing, I"ll move. That's really all I can do. I cannot give that vaccine knowing the pain it caused my other son.