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ADVICE PLEASE! I am crazy to take my 15 mth old on a 2 hr car journey immed after MMR jab?

(14 Posts)
luckymummy74 Tue 28-Aug-07 08:02:26

My dd has her MMR jab this Friday. I am due to be driving to my parents straight after as I am on a course on the Saturday near where M&D live and they are looking after dd for me as DH working all weekend.

2 friends have told me that their lo's were quite unwell afterwards for about 2-3 days, temp, vomitting etc.
a) should I take her away from home in first place?
b) my poor parents would have to deal with any illness she has.

Any thoughts please???

LucyJones Tue 28-Aug-07 08:04:20

My ds was fine after his MMR. As long as you have the calpol at the ready it will be fine. If anything they tend to be a bit more sleepy so the car journey will help with that

LIZS Tue 28-Aug-07 08:06:40

She might be fine. Vomitting is quite extreme a reaction but a temperature and cold symptoms may appear after a few days. I would n't put the weekend on hold just in case , take Calpol/Nurofen with you and warn your parents that she may be subdued.

bozza Tue 28-Aug-07 08:09:48

I agree with the others. Neither of mine had particular reacions immediately after the MMR - it was a good while later and then only mild. DS had swollen glands.

berolina Tue 28-Aug-07 08:10:40

ds was fine after MMR, not even a temp or sleepiness (the way I felt about giving it is irrelevant here). I wouldn't cancel, esp because it can also take several days for any reaction to appear. Tbh children can become ill at any time, from all manner of causes.

Trinityrhino Tue 28-Aug-07 08:11:41

I don't think your crazy. my dd's only had a slight temp a few hours after.

LaDiDaDi Tue 28-Aug-07 08:12:36

I don't think you're crazy at all. Dd had no discernable reaction to it at all.

bigknickersbigknockers Tue 28-Aug-07 08:13:06

Agree with others, my DD didnt have any reactions to MMR. She fell asleep in the pram on the way home and slept a bit longer than usual but otherwise no problems. Just make sure you have calpol just in casesmile

dogbert Tue 28-Aug-07 08:15:00

Ditto everyone else.

The car journey should be fine - take Calpol and a cup of water. Does she have a favourite DVD/storytape that she can curl up with at your parents should she not feel like playing or going out for walks etc.

fillyjonk Tue 28-Aug-07 08:16:52

Not at all

Both mine were fine, I think most kids are.

but a small reaction of some sort is common and NORMAL and shows that the vaccine is doing its job-triggering the body to make antibodies.

Olihan Tue 28-Aug-07 08:17:32

Neither of my dcs had any side effects after the MMR. IIRC, the nurse said the side effects usually take a week to show up anyway. Take plenty of calpol if you're worried but chances are, she'll be fine.

RubySlippers Tue 28-Aug-07 08:18:49

My DS was absolutely fine after his MMR
no reaction at all ... i think it is 7 - 10 days after that they can be a bit grouchy

belgo Tue 28-Aug-07 08:23:37

you may be lucky and have the reaction that my dd2 had - she slept lots more then normal in the day after her jab.

luckymummy74 Tue 28-Aug-07 08:30:45

thanks so much everyone....a massive help. I feel much happier now!!!

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