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Do any children not cry / re-act at all with the pre-school boosters?

(6 Posts)
Hangingbellyofbabylon Mon 10-Aug-09 15:55:45

when dd1 had hers she wept and wailed for ages and every other child I saw leaving the room before hand seemed to be doing the same.

Took dd2 this afternoon, she had injections in both arms. The left arm she jumped slightly, the right arm absolutely no reaction. shock. After she said 'you said it would hurt but I couldn't feel it mummy'

She does have cerebral palsy and her right arm is more affected than her left, I have asked the paediatrician about possible lack of sensation before when I caught her trying to shut the drawer and not realising her fingers were in it shock

So my question is.. do any children without any other medical conditions actually not re-act at all? I tend to panic and put everything down to her cerebral palsy but wanted to find out if this was generally 'normal' or not.

Thanks smile

allaboutme Mon 10-Aug-09 15:58:36

My DS1 and his friends had theirs recently at age 3.5 ish.
None of them cried. DS said 'ow' in a normal tone of voice and then carried on chatting to me.

RubberDuck Mon 10-Aug-09 16:00:26

Neither of mine cried at the pre-school boosters (but then I was stuffing them full of sweets while they had the injections so very distracted grin)

I think ds1 complained the area was a little sore later in the day, but that was about it for reactions.

Neither dses have any underlying conditions that I'm aware of.

What did the paediatrician say about lack of sensation with the drawer thing?

DaisymooSteiner Mon 10-Aug-09 16:00:45

None of my 4 ever bat an eyelid at injections. I once joked to the nurse that we'd been practising at home by sticking pins in them. She wasn't amused blush

Tamarto Mon 10-Aug-09 16:04:52

Mine all said they hurt but no weeping and wailing.

Although DS2 had to be dragged into the room in the first place.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Mon 10-Aug-09 16:08:14

it's good to hear that other children are quite chilled too, just normally if there is something to complain she does! Paed was pretty dimissive and said they could do some tests when she's older, I'll bring it up again when I next have an appointment. Till then my mum has suggested that we test out the theory by sticking pins into her when she's not looking... wink

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