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Watching my daughter get her immunisation shots is painful. They scream, but tears are a minimal price to pay for the long-run benefits. One should not delay or miss scheduled vaccinations. I would like to share a few tips that came in handy in comforting
my baby post her vaccine dose –
• I used to swaddle my daughter after the shot tightly. It used to calm her down almost instantly.
• Making calming sounds close to her ear would also help control her restlessness.
• Another tip that worked wonders was applying gentle pressure around the injection site. Massaging her in that spot would relieve her pain.
• Swinging the baby in your arm or even distracting the baby with a toy can be helpful.
• Mothers can also consider feeding their babies soon after the shot, which would help them forget the pain.
My suggestion to all new mothers reading this article is to plan your child’s immunization based on her schedule. It is essential to know her sleep and eating routines. The best time is possible in between her feed time and sleep time. A good nap makes the child forget about the immunisation experience. Be extremely watchful of fever and swelling near the injection spot after vaccination. Consulting a physician is recommended only if the symptoms do not vain away even after three days.
My husband and I both make time for doctor’s consultations and vaccinations. Having us beside helps her recover faster and more cheerfully.
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