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How to Prepare for Your Baby’s Vaccinations
The first year after childbirth is crucial, and we need to have our eyes glued to our babies all the time to make sure they’re doing okay. It’s natural that they are our top priority during this time, and most moms would love to spend as much time as they can with their little bundle of joy.
Right from the moment a newborn and mom are discharged from hospital, many mothers tend to start a mental countdown to the dreadful day is. It can be difficult for new mommies to see their baby get pricked by the needle and cry out. I have also heard a lot of mommies crying over the vaccination day and in my case, it’s just the opposite. My husband does not like to stand inside the vaccination room
I have penned down the below points based on my personal experiences. Here is how you can prepare for your baby’s vaccinations.
- Each month, be mentally stable, as this is going to prepare the child for a healthy life. Keep in mind that a child can easily sense your breakdown, so be strong
- Be ready to soothe your baby and breastfeed him after the shot
- Make sure to get vaccinate your baby at a reliable centre.
- Put an ice pack on the injected area, if there is any swelling, to relieve any pain.
- Your baby may cry his lungs out if he senses that something unpleasant is about to happen. However, make sure you go through with it because the pain will be gone soon.
- Check for any signs of fever and administer medicine as per your doctor’s advice.
- Most importantly, they want to be carried, as they feel uneasy after a vaccination. So, carry your little one and walk around to soothe him.
- Monitor his condition for 2 to 3 days.
- Never feel bad to take a day off from your usual routine.
- Don’t hesitate to take help from your partner while trying to soothe your baby.
Vaccinations can be an unpleasant experience for both babies and mothers, but with a little preparation, you can help make it easier for you and your little one.