Newborn shots can be a stressful time in new a new parents life. I know it was enough to keep me up worrying a little at night.
I have compiled a list of 8 things you must know, that are going to help the process of newborn shots so much. This is going to help make things easier for your baby, and you.
Bare in mind if you ever have any concerns about your baby after or during shots always go straight to your medica professionals as they will be able to help!
Protection for our littlest people is really important and choosing or not choosing to get your babies immunizations is a person preference. That simply isn’t what this post is on please remember that.
This is for the parents preparing for their babies 6 week old shots… <3 You have got this.
Take a support person…
A support person is totally valuable. Taking a support person to your baby’s 6 week old shots can be really helpful!
Having a supportive friend or family member with you can help to ease any worries or anxieties you may have. They can also provide a comforting presence for your baby, which can help to make the experience less stressful for them.
Sometimes as babies mum or dad seeing your baby in pain can be really distressing, having someone who might find it easier to stay calm can be really helpful.
Plus, having an extra set of hands to help with things like holding the baby or getting them dressed can be really helpful! If your baby is grizzly or unsettled the extra set of hands can help to make sure you can eat, drink, and go to the bathroom!
Overall, having a support person with you for your baby’s 6 week old shots can make the experience much easier for both you and your baby.
Someone you trust, who stays calm and as a bonus has previous baby experience will make newborn shots so much easier…
Feed your baby after especially if breastfed…
Feeding your baby straight after their shots is a wonderful way to comfort them. Not only will it connect you too baby and help you feel calm but it calms and supports them.
Breastfeeding after your baby gets shots is important for several reasons. Firstly, it helps to build up your baby’s immunity to the immunizations they just received. This is one of the fantastic positives of breast milk!
Secondly, it provides your baby with essential nutrients that help them to recover from the shot.
Additionally, breast milk has antibodies that can help to protect your baby from other illnesses and infections. The quicker they can fight the vaccines the quicker they will feel better.
Finally, breastfeeding can help to soothe your baby and provide them with comfort and security. Therefore, it is important to breastfeed after your baby gets shots in order to ensure their health and wellbeing.
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Keep the end in mind…
This is a really important point for two main reasons. Done right this can drastically help the newborn shots experience.
The first being prepare in advance. Get as much housework up to scratch as possible, maybe make a meal or two in advance.
By keeping the end in mind and understanding that your bub could become fussy and sick, means if you prepare in advance life may just be a whole lot easier.
Also getting a friend to stay or a support person means you might get the chance to go to the toilet alone at some point in the next few hours.
Keeping the end in mind is important secondly because when your baby is grizzly, or really upset after their shots.
Simply reminding yourself in a week they will be feeling better and in a month I will barely remember this can help keep your chin up during those rough moments.
Make the most of your health professionals when getting those newborn shots…
Your health professionals are there to help!
If your baby is really distressed ring them back later on, they will help and make sure your baby is ok… that is what they are there for!
It is so important if you have any concerns to utilize them… and that is all I can say about it.
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Do your own research
Well done if you are here you’re obviously already on that journey…
Doing research will arm you mumma with things that just may make the journey through those first immunizations easier.
Never undervalue the strength of knowledge.
A wise man once told me…
“Stay in school you hear. Because they only thing they can never take away from you is knowledge.”
Knowledge arms you with everything you need to manage your baby after their shots and will not only help you feel calm, but help keep your baby calm too.
It is important to do your research when it comes to baby immunizations. Before making any decisions, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional to learn about the various immunization options available.
Additionally, it is important to look into the potential risks and benefits associated with each immunization.
Additionally, you can research the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for more information on immunizations and the recommended immunization schedule for babies.
Doing your research can help you make an informed decision about baby immunizations. This will help you feel like you are making the right choice for your baby and make you feel as much as possible more calm.
Make sure to ask for pain relief and find out what you can use as pain relief after newborn shots…
Yet again it is so important to make the most of the health professionals who are doing your babies newborn shots.
They know what they are doing and will usually provide you with some information regarding after care as well.
They will be able to supply you with pain relief should you need it, and be able to tell you what you can and can’t use after your babies specific immunizations.
When using any pain relief on young babies, medical advice is so important, so make sure to ask questions and get all the information.
Write it down if your inclined to forget! Knowledge is power.
After a stressful experience don’t underestimate the benefits of physical touch to soothe in babies.
Physical touch and movement can be incredibly helpful for soothing a baby. Research has shown that when a baby is touched and held, it can help to reduce stress and improve their overall wellbeing.
Movement, such as rocking or swaying, can also be beneficial, as it can help to soothe and relax the baby. This type of physical contact and movement can help to stimulate the baby’s senses, which can help to promote healthy development and growth.
Additionally, physical touch and movement can help to build a strong bond between the parent and baby, which can be beneficial for both parties.
Prepare for the day so you can be early/on time… <3
Preparing in advance for your baby’s newborn shots will give you peace of mind and make the entire experience much less stressful.
Taking the time to not only research the shots, the side effects, and any other information you can find but to pack your nappy bag, pack your babies favorite blanket etc., will help you feel more prepared and calmer on the day of the appointment.
Knowing what to expect and having all the information and gear packed that you need will make the experience much smoother and less overwhelming.
Newborn shots to finish…
Immunizations are never easy but if you make that choice as protection for your baby, there are definitely things you can do to help them run smoother.
Always remember to research, research, and research again.
Plus make the most of your health professionals… They are there to help and know what they are doing.