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A nice article about a review of studies on what helps babies get through vaccinations with minimum stress

http://scienceofmom.com/2015/08/23/5-evidence-based-tips-for-your-babys-first-shots/

The tips in summary are:

1. Pain relief from breastfeeding (best), or a sweet solution. Parental behaviour (ie. keeping calm) also helps.

2. Take a day off to be with your baby after the shots (just in case).

3. Expect your baby to sleep more than typical after the shots.

4. Don't medicate in advance, but have paracetomol (tylenol) on hand for after if they develop a fever which you cannot ease with other measures (e.g. cold compress).

5. Be confident you are doing the right thing.

I like this last one the best. It's hard to see our LOs in discomfort, but it is making the best evidence based decision to vaccinate them. :)
 
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Thanks for sharing :) I always hoped #3 would be true for mine but alas, nothing can make those kids sleep. ;)
 

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Bumping this as I really like this set of recommendations.
 
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This is a good set. I have been lucky and haven't needed much when either of my children went. Neither gets fevers or needs much consoling other than a quick nurse.

the baby goes in soon for her one year shots though, that is always the hard one (for mom).
 
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