Im sure every mommy here will remember the first vaccination of their baby. In the hospital we don’t know when the vaccinations are given. But the first doctor schedule was a scary experience for me. I just didn’t want that day to come.
I searched the net for all details on how much it will pain and how to baby will react. Will they get fever etc. Ok so here is my experience.
My mom and me were sitting at the doctors clinic, my husband who is my biggest support system was out of town due to some important work. When we entered the doctors room, he checked her weight and height and asked us to remove her pants.
My kidos little legs were so tiny and delicate she hardly had flesh on them. So he told me that both the legs would be pricked because of the various combinations. The first prick itself she just clinched her wrists and cried, her eyes and whole body just shriveled up. I could not see that sight, it was so bad, tears came rolling down my cheeks.
After the dosage we came home. Babies don’t cry immediately after getting back home, muscular injections take sometime for the pain to build up. She started crying so badly after sometime and I was so stubborn not to give her he paracetamol drops as doctor had told me to give her only if she has fever.
Later the injection sites swelled up but we gave her some hot water compression and she was relieved of some pain. Next day she was ok but did not get fever as we selected the vaccination that does not give the baby a fever.
From the next vaccination immediately after she comes home we give her the paracetamol drops so she never cries. She does not feel the pain for 4-5 hours and sleeps off. Do ask your doctor well in advance don’t let your baby suffer in pain.
Another tip, I changed my doctor and this doctor always pricks both injections on one leg, I feel it really helps instead of bruising both legs. I have seen the difference.
Babies kick a lot and this increases the pain, so if you can make them sleep in a cloth cradle.
Please note that these are my experiences babies are very delicate consult a 100 people before you take any decision.