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1st set of injections(5 Posts)
DD has first lot of injections next will i be able to give her calpol afterwards if she needs it?
I think i will be more worried than dd when she has them done
Yes - get some in. She can have 2.5 ml when she has it done and four hours or so later if she needs it, after that -see gp.
All on label.
Just have formula or breast ready to feed afterwards.
Some babies don't even feel it!!
thanks eddiejo will get some tomorrow.
I'm sure she will be fine
hiya- I gave my dd some calpol before her injection and she was fine then gave her some more after 4hrs and she seemed completely fine, the second batch I did the same and she didn't need the second dose of calpol.. you'll be fine is your partner going with you?? My dh was more of a hinderence than a help!! Also ask the chemist for a squirter to give the calpol- makes it much easier and less messy!!
OM74,I agree with Bluebell82,if you give the Calpol before you go it will "kick in" as the injections are given.I have also read research that showed when a baby is breastfed whilst having the injections,it blocks the pain.Helpful if you are BF'ing and happy to do this,useless if not....!Make sure its Paracetamol syrup,nothing else is licensed for under 3 mths,Calpol is a brand name and does contain colourants etc.Paracetamol syrup is cheaper and doesnt contain colours.Some people find "Calpol" aggrevates their child,rather than calms/sedates them.At least with the Baby injections they may give a reactionary scream,but usually once the "sharp pain" has gone,they settle immediately.Those that don't seem to be the ones that show a "temper" from early on,and you see this develop as their little characters become more apparent later on.