Vaccinations are important for each one of us irrespective of age. But the ones who require them the most are newborns or infants. This is because newborns are more susceptible to infections, mainly because of their delicate bodies, like rotavirus, polio and hepatitis. To enhance the immunity of children at a young age, it is very important to give proper vaccinations. But there are certain things that we should keep in mind. Here we have listed Do’s and Don’t for that.
Do’s for vaccinating your newborn
Bring your baby’s health records: It is very important to carry the health record of your child whenever you are taking them for vaccination. The records help doctors to understand how ready the baby is to receive the vaccination. One should understand that each body has different immunity and therefore some kids may require additional shots.
Dress your baby comfortably: It is always advisable to dress your baby in loose-fitting clothes. This will let the babies move their bodies freely without restriction during vaccination. This is important to make babies comfortable. Also, loose clothing prevents the injection area from rubbing against the fabric, preventing discomfort or rashes.
Ask questions: Always ask doctors related to the vaccination process. This will enhance your knowledge and make you better prepared to handle any side effects. Here are some questions whose answer every parent should know:
- What all should I feed the baby after the vaccination?
- What is the date of the next dose for the baby?
- Is my baby healthy?
- Is there any side effect of this particular dose?
Don’ts for vaccinating your baby
Choose your doctor carefully: Take time to carefully research and select a licensed and qualified physician.
Don’t skip a vaccination: Skipping vaccination for your baby can lead to significant health risks. This may lead to more visits to doctors in the future. If you are confused, always take a second opinion.
Ask the doctor for medication before the shot: Always make consult your doctor about what medications you can give to your baby before their scheduled vaccination.
Report adverse reactions: If there are any unusual symptoms after vaccination, consult your doctor immediately.