Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Kitsap Peninsula, Wa.
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Ds has only had one vax so far, the dtap at 4 months. We scheduled it on our day off (dh and I) so we could both watch ds closely afterwards. Luckily, ds had no ill effects from it. He barely cried during the injection, and wasn't sore afterwards-didn't seem to be, anyway, so we didn't apply a cool compress to his thigh or anything. But it's always a good idea to anticipate soreness, crankiness, etc. Maybe get some dye-free baby tylenol, have cool compresses ready in case you need them, etc. Prepare for your baby to be sleepy-don't plan alot of other errands or anything afterwards, or activities at home-just lounge around at home. I'm not sure about the arnica, but I think a cool compress would work well enough. How many vax's are you getting?