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Baby won't stop crying after injections, please help :(

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MotherofKitties Thu 05-Oct-17 15:59:48

She had her first round of injections this morning and had baby calpol, and she's such a happy baby normally but she's been crying for the last hour and I don't know what to do sad

Her nappy is dry, we're having lots o cuddles, she doesn't want to be fed, and it's breaking my heart seeing her cry like this, she normally doesnt cry at all. Is there anything I can do??

NameChange30 Thu 05-Oct-17 16:02:11

I'd take her back to the doctors or call the NHS number, 111 I think.

If she's constantly crying after Calpol then I'd want to talk to a doctor.

Lenl Thu 05-Oct-17 16:02:16

Could you strip her down and take your top off and have some skin to skin? Even run a nice warm deep bath and get in with her?

Does she have a temperature at all? X

Lenl Thu 05-Oct-17 16:03:05

Has she had more Calpol since this morning?

TiramisuQueenoftheFaeries Thu 05-Oct-17 16:03:33

Agree with trying skin to skin, bath, or put her in a sling and go for a walk in the fresh air.

Check temperature.

NameChange30 Thu 05-Oct-17 16:05:17

Oh yes good point about the Calpol, you are supposed to repeat the dose after 8 hours. I remember DS cried until I could top him up.

Lules Thu 05-Oct-17 16:05:37

This happened to mine. He screamed all day and had a temperature but was fine the next day. It was awful at the time but we got through it.

furryelephant Thu 05-Oct-17 16:06:07

She can have another 2 doses spaced 4-6 hours apart which I believe is what is recommended smilehope she feels better soon the poor thing!

MotherofKitties Thu 05-Oct-17 16:14:49

No temperature, had her second dose of calpol after 4 hours (next one due at 6pm), and I'll give her a bath as we normally do this evening. Rang the doctors and they said this is normal! Has anyone's kids been like this after their injections?

It's such a pained cry, she never normally cries and she has proper tears in her eyes it's just awful, I hate seeing her in pain/upset sad

FrLukeDuke Thu 05-Oct-17 16:31:46

Could it be unrelated to the injection? Eg. Earache, tummy pain, different clothes from normal that she doesn't like?

FrLukeDuke Thu 05-Oct-17 16:33:11

Assume she's the normal age for first injections so not teething?

FrLukeDuke Thu 05-Oct-17 16:34:13

Does sticking the tv on distract her?

Butterymuffin Thu 05-Oct-17 16:35:27

Keep going with the Calpol. Can you take her out for a drive or something that might settle her?

JassyRadlett Thu 05-Oct-17 16:36:56

The Men B vaccine is brutal. Sunny DS was a grizzly nightmare after both rounds of it.

MotherofKitties Thu 05-Oct-17 16:41:17

She's 9 weeks tomorrow, and the Men B vaccine was included; the nurse said to give her calpol as the Men B could make her feel poorly but she's so upset! Tried taking her for a walk as she normally loves that and sends her to sleep but no joy sad

By the sounds of it this is fairly normal from what people have said, I just hope it passes soon!

FrLukeDuke Thu 05-Oct-17 16:44:29

Ah yes that would make sense as mine are older and i didn't remember this but it looks like men b was introduced to the first injections in 2015.

NameChange30 Thu 05-Oct-17 17:11:36

Ah sorry must have misremembered the 8 hours thing, it probably felt like 8 hours but was actually less grin

DS is usually happy and was also very upset after the first jabs. I didn't try skin to skin but that's a really good idea. I just gave DS lots of cuddles as that's all they need when they're in pain I think. If you're breastfeeding that can soothe them as well.

NameChange30 Thu 05-Oct-17 17:13:33

PS When I say "that's all they need"... I mean apart from pain relief! It's pretty much the only thing you can do once you've given Calpol!

Meepmoop Thu 05-Oct-17 17:22:32

Mine was like this, he was fine came home had a big sleep, woke up and just cried and cried. We stripped him to his nappy and had lots of cuddles. He eventually calmed down and was fine the next day

RatRolyPoly Thu 05-Oct-17 17:28:36

DS was like this. Not a cry-y baby at all but inconsolable - and I mean screaming - after his 8 week jabs. I was sobbing too in no time and climbing the walls with worry! Made me almost frightened to take him to his follow-up jabs, but if it makes you feel any better none of the other jabs were anywhere near as bad.

DD has her 8 week appointment soon... Not looking forward to it :/

Vonklump Thu 05-Oct-17 17:30:12

Mine was miserable as hell after the first vaccinations. Inconsolable. We snuggled on the chair on in the sling for 24 hours.

MotherofKitties Thu 05-Oct-17 17:32:42

Thanks all for the replies and advice, I really appreciate it flowers

I've managed to get her off to sleep and I just hope she wakes up feeling better!

I feel horrendous for having inflicted this on her sad I know it's for her own good having all the inoculations, but this is the first real dose of 'mummy guilt' I've experienced and it's awful!!

furryelephant Thu 05-Oct-17 17:37:41

Oh I was the same, it feels awful knowing that you've almost intentionally done something that hurts them even though it's the best thing in the long run! It does pass quickly and I found the next ones a lot easier to deal with guilt wise.

Smurfy23 Thu 05-Oct-17 23:34:12

Mine was exactly the same. Feeding her seemed to help- i dont think she was that hungry but she seemed to find it comforting and it stopped the screaming

AnxietyStrikes Sat 07-Oct-17 13:48:29

Dd was like this after having her 12week jabs on Monday! No temperature or anything just totally inconsolable for a whole day! I just tried to keep her calm and we got through the day, woke up the next morning all smiles!

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