Originally Posted by boigrrrlwonder
How long did it take you to be comfortable with your decision? What helped you get there?
Somehow I become comfortable real quickly. DD started talking about it. We started looking at the information together...but from the very beginning I felt this was the best route to take and I felt like a release from some weird uptight knot in the stomach, queasy feeling that I got every time she took him in for shots.
Before she mentioned that maybe we should look at the issue I didn't even know that feeling was there. But as soon as we read one book I felt it leave. And then it was just a matter of reading more books and looking at information here and in other ways but I knew deep down we were done with vaccines.
The reason why it came so quickly was because my own kids didn't have many vaccines (I was too lazy to take them in all the time) and they did just fine. Then also I had had all the childhood illnesses and I knew first hand that they were not what the heck they were making them out to be. I never knew one friend who died from them and in my generation everybody had them. So it wasn't that difficult to see that they are just trying to sell some product and use very clever and sleazy marketing.
Get yourself the book from Aviva Jill Romm: Healthy Babies healthy children
, it will give you a lot of confidence in dealing with a sick child. Then you won't worry so much.