My oldest DS (5) is fully vaxed. We did selective/delay with DS2 (2 1/2). I've been putting off the MMR and Chickenpox vaccines (thankfully our ped is cool with doing whatever we want) with him. He just had his 2-year appt (he is almost 2 1/2) and we skipped them again. Something in my gut just told me to skip those, although he did get a HIB and Prevnar he was missing (I felt ok about those). He (DS2) has been showing some signs that he could be on the Spectrum... my ped didn't seem worried about his behaviors but I'm still not so sure. Anyway, I know the MMR has been proven to not be associated with autism but I just don't feel comfortable with giving him a live virus vaccine right now. On the flip side, I AM scared he'll get measles, mumps (worried about sterility), or chickenpox... worried for him, and our new baby.
I know there are opinions on both sides about this, but I need to hear some thoughts... is it dangerous to skip these vaccines? I had the Pox as a kid and remember it being miserable and don't want my son(s) to get it, but I also remember it being something that all of us kids just got and recovered from just fine (I am 33, so this was back in the early 1980s). Is Measles something to fear? What about my 4-month-old?
I appreciate any and all responses! :)