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please make me feel better about the jabs

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confusedx3 Tue 24-Nov-20 18:13:45

DD has her 1 year jabs next week. I know its pathetic but I'm dreading them and my chest gets all tight. I was the same before with her ones when she was a small baby but I just feel so distressed at these, I think because she's so much more aware now!

any tips on how to deal with this, how were your little ones after them and to make me feel better!?

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OverTheRainbow88 Tue 24-Nov-20 18:15:34

Both mine were fine, initial shocked cry and the. Over it by the time we left the room!

Just think you’re doing it to protect them and they won’t remember it an hour later

mynameiscalypso Tue 24-Nov-20 18:16:11

Chocolate buttons. Jabs are forgotten within seconds.

ChristmasinJune Tue 24-Nov-20 18:17:18

Remind yourself why she's having them and that you're being a good parent by taking her.
Take treats and a favourite toy in your bag. The good thing about babies is that they have short memories. So she'll howl for a moment then get distracted by treats and forget all about it.
Oh and Calpol an hour before hand, good luck smile

confusedx3 Tue 24-Nov-20 18:18:38

I hope she sails through them, bless her.

chocolate buttons is a good idea! I keep trying to console myself with the fact that its much better than the alternative. still not pleasant though!

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Thesearmsofmine Tue 24-Nov-20 18:18:48

All 3 of mine were fine within a minute or two. A nice cuddle is all that’s needed.

Ihaveoflate Tue 24-Nov-20 18:46:24

I was worried but mine was totally fine - over before it really registered and a cry for all of a few seconds. Forgotten by the time we got back to the car.

ZooKeeper19 Tue 24-Nov-20 22:18:57

@confusedx3 I had to send my DH as I was working and he said it was not pleasant but when they came back home other than feeling a bit sorry for himself the LO was totally fine, slept, ate, no issues, no fever, no problem at all. It's in their interest, so I'd keep reminding myself. (I was however very glad it was not me in that room during the vaccinations holding the LO down - if you have a choice and can send your DP I would consider).

PeacefulInTheDeep Wed 25-Nov-20 07:03:03

I was dreading it too as my DS cried for ages after the 16 week ones and it was horrible. But really, it was fine and I hardly remember it now (he's 2.4). I took Jelly Babies as a distraction but by the time we were back in the waiting room he was absolutely fine.

MindyStClaire Wed 25-Nov-20 07:29:44

Usually I hate people who post sanctimonious crap like this, but it does genuinely help me with vaccinations. I think about all those poor kids who are seriously ill and their parents, and the numbers of injections, drips, blood tests etc they must have. We have friends whose daughter has an immune problem and frequent inpatient stays for IV antibiotics. And I tell myself to woman up. grin

Keep calm and put your best Mary Poppins face on, bring a favourite snack and soft toy.

Watch out for a temp a week or ten days after, DD1 got a very high temp at that stage, memory a bit hazy but think it's when the measles bit of the MMR is working on them.

custardbear Wed 25-Nov-20 08:54:03

Distraction with toys and buttons as others have said

KatieKat88 Wed 25-Nov-20 10:29:41

Have a supply of calpol and infant ibuprofen in, in case of fever - we gave DD calpol 30 mins prior. Horrible cry at the time of each injection but fine by the time we were walking out and laughing when back at home. Had a dodgy afternoon/night where she had a bit of a fever but lots of cuddles and regular painkillers helped and she was fine the next day. She only had them on Monday so whether she reacts to the other jabs as the days pass remains to be seen!

ErrolTheDragon Wed 25-Nov-20 10:34:36


I hope she sails through them, bless her.

chocolate buttons is a good idea! I keep trying to console myself with the fact that its much better than the alternative. still not pleasant though!

I don't think kids remember infant vaccinations at all - but I (being 60 so before most were available) do remember having measles, whooping cough and mumps. There is simply no comparison in the level of unpleasantness even leaving aside the danger of the diseases.

HelloRose Wed 25-Nov-20 13:49:25

My son was terrible after his 8, 12 & 16 week jabs. He was inconsolable for days. It was awful. I was dreading his 1year vaccs because of this but actually they were fine! Obviously he cried at the time. No fever from menB. He had a fever from MMR a week later but he was OK after some calpol. At 1year they are a lot easier to distract if they're feeling unwell. Completely agree about chocolate buttons and some extra Cbeebies

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