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How to Soothe a Baby after Vaccination?

For children and parents vaccination is a major concern. No doubt vaccination has many health benefits like prevention from risky disease, safety from infection and allergies. Still, parents feel worried about the thought of vaccination which is to be done on their baby. Well, it is true that the entire process is painful for children and unbearable for infants and their parents.

 

For parents it is necessary to know about the importance of vaccination for the baby as it can protect from some dangerous diseases. Moreover one should follow the appropriate vaccination schedule as prescribed by a doctor for their baby.

 

What is vaccination?

Vaccination is a treatment to produce immunity against a particular disease. The vaccine is given to a patient via injection.

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It helps to protect a child from some serious disease and reduced risk of certain illness which can cause by germs.

 

Some normal effects to a baby after vaccination are-

  • Slight redness on injected area
  • Slight pain at injected portion.
  • Mild Swelling
  • Irritable behaviour
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Fever

 

These symptoms make parents worried but they are less likely to harm their child. All these pains and health issues are for a while but their benefits are long-lasting.

 

Normally doctors inform parents about the do’s and don’ts after the vaccination.  Moreover, they prescribe some medicines and creams that help a baby to get relief from the vaccination pain.

 

Some tips to soothe your child Post vaccination-

 

  • Stay Close to Your Baby :

Every Baby needs love and attention. Skin to skin contact with the mother gives a very comfort to a child. After vaccination generally kids remain irritable so keep your baby close and try to put him to sleep by yourself only.

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Moreover to ease your baby hold him in some positions in which he feels comfortable enough to feed, rest and sleep. All these things help to soothe your baby and also he feels more protected and less pain.

 

  • Give Him Calm Atmosphere :

As babies becomes irritable after vaccination. To keep them in ease let your baby rest in some peaceful environment. Just ensure that your little must be wearing loose and comfortable clothing that isn’t let your baby feels uneasy or tight around the injection area.

 

  • Use a Cold Ice Pack :

It has noticed that a baby’s behaviour post vaccination is normally cranky because he feels discomfort and pain. Sometimes the site of injection becomes swollen or red even. In this situation, all we have to do is to use a clean cold cloth or an icepack on injected area to relief a baby from pain and it also helps to lessen the redness.

 

  • Distract the Baby From Pain :

If your baby is crying a lot as well as focusing more on pain, it’s better to distract him from that.

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You can talk to him, sing a rhyme, read a story, show him his favourite cartoon or play distraction games so that pain gets avoided. For distraction you can give him a toy to play.

 

  • Feed Your Baby Well :

A proper feed is important for a child after vaccination. Feed helps to keep baby tummy full and calm. Moreover, feeding also assists in diverting your child’s focus from the pain.

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It may be possible that your baby feels little fussy during a feed. Just simply hold him in a comfortable position and try to feed and soothe him. If you find that your baby is denying food for a long time, consult to a paediatrician.

 

  • Deal with the Fever :

It might be possible that a baby suffers from fever once get examined by vaccination. In this case, keep your baby well covered with clothes also maintain the normal temperature in the room.

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Room Temperature should not be too much cold or too much hot. Vaccination fever lasts up till 48 hours and it is totally normal.

 

  • Don’t Self-Medicate :

It is highly recommended that one should not to examine their child on their own. It is important to work according to the prescription. It is suitable to ask the paediatrician in case of any emergency because a doctor knows the best about medicating a baby.

So it is essential to check with a doctor before and after your child gets vaccinated. A doctor will check the baby’s vaccination schedule and examine him accordingly.

 

  • Stay Alert :

Take medical help right away if –

  • You find high fever (more than 100.4℃ ) for more than 2 days.
  • Your baby feels an intense headache, ear ache or pain in his joints and limbs after the vaccination.
  • Your child feels weak and has a fast heart rate.

 

So, parents, these are the things you have to keep in mind post vaccination so that your baby does not feel any type of discomfort. Still, if you find anything beyond these parameters you can consult your doctor for your query. Some normal health problems do persists after vaccination, but they all are just for some time, for which you need not worry.

 

Hopefully you all find these tips appropriate to your needs, and if you have some more solutions or tip you can comment us below.

Thank You.

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