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post #21 of 26
So, is it still ideal to get our kids exposed to CP if given the chance? Or is that not really recommended now that shingles is so prevalent and can only flare up if one has had chicken pox.

I see the "looking for CP in my area" posts and always checked to see if I was close, but now I'm not sure that I want to purposefully expose my DCs.
post #22 of 26
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So, is it still ideal to get our kids exposed to CP if given the chance? Or is that not really recommended now that shingles is so prevalent and can only flare up if one has had chicken pox.

I see the "looking for CP in my area" posts and always checked to see if I was close, but now I'm not sure that I want to purposefully expose my DCs.

It really is a tricky thing to consider. Do you try and get the natural infection for your children when they are young so as to avoid the possibility of getting it as an adult when it has to the potential to be more serious? and then one has think about the fact that then shingles is always a possibility. Here is how I think of it. I may try to have my DC get CP when they are a bit older. I have an infant now and wouldn't want her to get it until she is old enough to articulate how she feels to me. My DS is 5 now and I think any age over 5 is ok with me. This way they have had the natural infection. Yes shingles is always a possibility, but shingles is triggered usually by stress and a poorly functioning immune system. If my DC do not get CP as children, they I would have to worry about them getting it when they are adults AND the possibility of getting shingles later in life. I suppose they could always opt for the vaccine as an adult - but that just doesn't seem to be a good option to me. 

post #23 of 26
That's the tricky part for me too. What you said about your DCs being able to communicate how they were feeling cleared this up for me for now.

My DCs are a baby and a toddler so I think waiting a few years until they are both able to communicate with me is ideal. At least I can shelve this decision for a few years and hopefully answers might be more clear then as well.
post #24 of 26
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That's the tricky part for me too. What you said about your DCs being able to communicate how they were feeling cleared this up for me for now.

My DCs are a baby and a toddler so I think waiting a few years until they are both able to communicate with me is ideal. At least I can shelve this decision for a few years and hopefully answers might be more clear then as well.

I agree that is ideal however if my kids were exposed now and both came down with it (including the baby) I wouldn't freak out. Id just be more comfortable SEEKING it out when they are a bit older. 

post #25 of 26
This is what I meant, I won't purposefully expose them ( if that's the road I decide to take) until they can both communicate well with me.
post #26 of 26
Cynthia, I made this post 3 months ago, prior to the clarification of who was to post where. While I wasn't trying to start a debate I understand if you feel the need to delete my post.
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TCMoulton, a reminder of the rules:

I'm Not Vaccinating
 - This is a support-only forum for those not or those seriously considering not vaccinating. Here we host discussion of issues that arise when choosing to not vaccinate and sharing of resources and information that are related to the no-vax decision. Members who are vaccinating should not post here to debate or argue accuracy or opinion of things posted. 


Please respect this. If you wish to debate something said here you need to take it to the Debate forum. 
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