We gave seen many parents who are so anxious about the vaccination. There is no way the child is ever going to be relaxed about it so just having the parent.
1. How Can You Help Your Baby Relax during the Vaccination Process?
Take some deep breaths and speak in a calm voice is the biggest part of the battle the most important thing is for the parent themselves to be calm, because if the parent is anxious that gets translated to the child.
You can use different strategies for children to managing their pain so either through numbing cream at the injection site or breastfeeding them during the immunization that can be effective and then distraction just to keep the child thinking about something else, looking at a book or a poster or blowing bubbles.
2. Why should Parents Feel Confident About Vaccinating Their Baby?
I understand that parents hear lots of scary things about vaccines. People are seeing things on the internet and they hear scary stories from friends about vaccination. We just reassure that the vaccines are safe and effective and they are by far the best way to protect children from disease, and so parents can be reassured that their health care provider is doing what’s best for their child when they vaccinate them.
3. How do Vaccines Work?
So what vaccines do is prepare your immune system for when they face germs in the future. So the idea is you give your body a weakened form of the germ and your immune system builds a memory to that germ. By giving the child a vaccine and building their immune system then when they encounter that germ in the future, their body is all ready to fight the germ and they can defeat the germ rather than having the germ take over.
4. Why is it important for Babies to Get their Vaccines Early on?
So children must get vaccines young because that’s when they’re most vulnerable to the diseases. Early vaccination can prepare a child’s immune system to fight diseases and encounter them.
If the child is unprotected at an early age, they’re more likely to get the disease, but babies also have a much more serious response to the disease, and they have a harder time fighting it off so it’s important they get the vaccines very early.
5. Is Vaccine Safe?
Vaccines that are introduced into our routine childhood immunization schedules have all been very rigorously tested and there are processes in place to monitor that safety after the vaccine is introduced to the population as well.
The ingredients that go into making up a vaccine are all carefully tested to make sure that they’re safe for children to receive most of those ingredients naturally occur in your environment, and they’re put into the vaccine in exceptionally small quantities.
Vaccines don’t overwhelm a baby’s immune system because a baby is encountering lots of germs in their environment already, and the vaccines are just a tiny portion of the multitude of germs that they encounter daily so they’re not harmful to children.
6. What are the most common side effects that parents could expect?
The types of side effects that a child experiences from a vaccine are usually very minor not enough to keep them home from school even.
Side effects can be like a slight fever or redness or soreness around the injection site which you can manage in your home. These milds sorts of side effects are resolved within 12 to 24 hours and also, they can go away on their own and they don’t cause any long-term problems.
7. Why it is important to stick to the vaccine schedule?
It’s important to stick to the vaccine schedule because those schedules have been developed by scientists and experts who have looked at the best timing to receive a vaccine and what diseases, a child is vulnerable to.
So in various countries for instance some diseases are more common and so a child will receive those vaccines earlier in their life and it is necessary to stick with that scheduled vaccination providing your child the protection they need from the diseases that they’re most likely to encounter.