To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question. I’m not really a big supporter of not vaccinating, BUT I’m extremely bothered by how many vaccines are given at one time.
Now, let me tell you, I was blind going in to this kid thing, especially being overwhelmed with triplets. So when the docs told me they needed their vaccines, I blindly decided to go along with what they were suggesting. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I wish I had gone in to it a bit more informed. That is the honest truth.
Now, I didn’t do any research. I followed my mommy gut. Again, this is a truth.
After Ian got so sick & lost almost all his skills, we (Todd & I) couldn’t imagine giving him a shlew of vaccines. We decided the little tike needed a break. And from that point, it was only 1 combo shot or 2 single vaccine shots. The trio was 10 months old at this point. Before Ian’s illness, we vaccinated on schedule.
It wasn’t just for Ian either. We chose to do the same with the girls. The result? Much less fussy babies after shots. Their bodies didn’t overreact to all the stuff. No fevers, no fussing, good sleep, etc. The other choice we made was to not give the kids the MMR until they were 3. Even then, I have to admit, I had cold feet going in. Todd really was the one to take the stand & say that they needed it, since we were going out so much more. Inside, I knew he was right, so I grinned & bared it as the kids got their MMR.
I will say this much, they got the MMR & only 1 more shot. We are “behind” because of the spread out schedule. I don’t go between visits. Can you imagine taking them in for just shots every other month?
Not I. No way, no how. ICK…sicky germs! (more…)