I planned to do S&D vax for DD & now that she is two, I am mostly ready. Another poster summed it up perfectly with
Vaccinating makes me very uncomfortable. I've basically given permission for my perfect little unadulterated baby's virgin blood to be bastardized by some foreign substances, most of which I don't even know how to pronounce. I have very little educational background in science or biology so I have to trust and have faith that those who do are being honest and have persuaded me to do what was right for my child. As a layperson, the "studies" are almost impossible to interpret but I still seek them out to make myself feel better about my decision[...]
I hope it's ok for me to quote from a different thread!
So, that is why I say mostly. DD is 28 months now & I think at this point I have decided on DTaP and MMR. DTaP for tetanus and to help hopefully protect #2 (due Oct) from pertussis. MMR because the current outbreak is making me nervous. I have a few questions:
If you also started S&D at age 2, what did you decide on? I realize schedules are very personal and individualized but I like reading other thoughts and takes.
Are there others I should consider because #2 is due mid-October and will be a winter baby? I'm a SAHM and plan to exclusively BF for 6-9 months (DD started playing with solids at 9m but not really ingesting noticeable amounts until closer to 11m). I know some people are comforted by the fact their kids do not attend daycare or school but we interact with friends that do so I do not feel protected from those possible exposures.
Will DD really need 5 doses of DTaP to catch up? I'm aiming for absolute minimums. Titer testing may be out of reach financially - I do not know the cost.
Any particular thoughts on starting HiB? I am undecided on this one.