Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Congleton, Cheshire, England
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My husband, and 13 month old daughter and I will be moving to South Africa for 12 months in March. We're very excited.
My dauther is not vaxed, and my husband was very supportive of it but is now having doubts because of living in South Africa. I know there have been threads about this subject so forgive me if i'm duplicating anything but I didn't want to hijack another thread and i wanted to explain our situation a bit more.
We're going to be living in a white area, but working very much in a project in a local township. We will be interacting with and working with young children and mothers, and we very much want our daughter to be a part of what we're doing. We don't want to say "don't play with the black kids darling"
I know the main risk to her health will be various tummy bugs etc. and the CDC actually sites very low numbers of VPD's in the nation as a whole, but I just thought I'd put this out there and just ask, if it was you, what would you do?
I am unsure of how much access I will have to natural remedies, a health food store, organic food etc. So our lifestyle is going to change a lot and I fear i won't be able to maintain our same standard for those 12 months. I do plan to keeping bfing though.
Anyways, thanks for any input.