I also feel (and I have no evidence to support this) that I would rather wait until those first couple of years of very rapid brain development are passed and her immune system is starting to mature.
I would wait til post 3 and here is why:
1. brain development, as katelove suggested
2. The longer you wait, the more likely health issues that you need to know about prior to vaccination will present themsleves. Significant allergies, for example, are often not evident in a 6 month old, but might be in a 3 year old.
3. It would be nice if they could vocalise any reaction. I hallucinated after an MMR at 17. A baby could hallucinate and no one would ever know.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us. One is good and the other is evil. The wolf that wins is the one you feed.
Book and herb loving mama to 1 preteen and 2 teens (when did that happen?). We travel, go to school, homeschool, live rurally, eat our veggies, spend too much time...
I'm trying to work within a window as well and get whatever vaccines we elect before puberty. I agree with Kate about the brain development and as authorities here go on all the time about the dangers of alcohol and the developing brain of teenagers (when apparently another period of maximal brain development takes place, second only to the early years, and how susceptible teen brains are to damage), I'm leery of doing too many vaccines during this time so I hope to be "caught up" to the proposed schedule we decided upon in consultation with our GP by the time the kids are 13.
Mother to DD#1 s/b @40w 2003 for unknown reasons; DD#2 10.5 years old; DS 7 years old
A personal choice--your son's!
Michelle mom to DD , DS , & lil DD and spending my days
Were you still able to visit your pediatrician while delaying vaccinations? How does that work?