'Sorry, my baby!'
Are vaccinations just as traumatic for you as for your baby?
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When baby gets taken to the clinic for his injection, who’s the one crying the most? Not being able to keep your baby from inevitable hurt must be one of the worst experiences. Even if it is for baby’s own good.

Parent24 blogger Pete has his say on the matter. “She looked at me as if to say "DO SOMETHING DADDY. I'M SORE!!" All I could do was be strong and show her everything was alright. Sounds easy - deep down, it’s not.”

Is it really necessary?!
We know it’s scary for you, probably more so than it is for baby, but it really is necessary for those dreaded injections.

Pharmaceutical compant Sanofi Pasteur claims that “vaccines work to safeguard your child from illnesses and death caused by infectious diseases. While newborn babies are immune to many diseases, thanks to the antibodies their mothers passed on to them, their immunity is not comprehensive – most young children are not immune to diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, tetanus, hepatitis B, or Haemophilus influenzae type b just to name a few.”

Blogger Momofone was uncertain about the MMR vaccine, having heard conflicting stories, but decided to go for it. But many parents remain paralysed by indecision, although according to Health24, there is no danger of autism from the vaccine.

Find out more about jabs for babies here.

Well in that case…
I’m sure the thought of your baby being sick is a whole lot more scary than the slight bit of pain they’ll have to endure to ensure their health.

If you’re not entirely sure when your baby is due to be immunized, check out our vaccination calendar.

So no, it’s not fun watching your helpless baby scream as it receives it’s injections. And no, unfortunately you can’t avoid it. But yes, it will all be over soon and it will be worth it.

This is National Immunisation Awareness Week, from 3-9 August.

Have you had any nightmare immunisation experiences? Or will you avoid it completely?

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