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Vaccinating? SillyBek Due June 23 (boy); 17 kids; Utah 307 posts
31st Mar '13

My first son had all his vaccinations, but lately I've heard of people choosing not to vaccinate their babies. I know nothing about this other than a friend of mine chose not to and her kids are sickly and always coming down with something although she seems blind to it and keeps telling me how horrible it would be if I vaccinate this baby (I'm currently 28 weeks pregnant with my second son). I don't need any bashing or comments on how horrid I am for thinking about this, I want to know WHY y'all chose to vaccinate or WHY you chose not to. What kind of research did you do before making that decision?

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 6192 posts
status 31st Mar '13

I do not vaccinate my children for religious reasons. My two year old has only been sick 1 time in his entire life and it lasted for 1 day. My six month old hasnt been sick yet. I would NEVER tell you that you were a bad mother or person for doing what you choose is right! If you feel like its in the best interest for your family/child to vaccinate, then dont let someone tell you different. Just research it so you can make an informed decision either way.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7699 posts
status 31st Mar '13

We vaccinate. My grandfather is a survivor of polio. He still has medical issues from it and that happened 70 years ago. I looked at the number of cases per year of the illness before the vaccines came out vs. the number since the vaccine came out for All vaccines. I also compare the number of deaths attributed to the disease per year vs. the number of hospitalizations, deaths, and long term side effects from the vaccine. After all that I decided we would be vaccinating.

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6493 posts
status 31st Mar '13

We chose to stop after I was bullied into a chicken pox vax. The main data that stopped me from continuing was the fact that not all vaccines take (some people later get blood tests to show they aren't immune for what they're supposed to be, the shot didn't work), that they only last 10 years and most older people don't continue to get boosters (thus are technically unvacinated for X disease anymore). Some of the ingredients are really gross... Plus, the biggest one for me, is the fact that diseases were on the decline BEFORE the vaccines were introduced.



Some kids are sickly regardless of vaccines. You can't vaccinate against everything, and some kids just have a worse immune system. My niece is fully vaxed on time and is constantly sick. My daughter is literally never sick enough to see a doctor. She gets mild colds, but never anything serious and she's only had a few shots and no boosters.

LovelyMari 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 23 posts
31st Mar '13

Yes I've heard of people like this b4. I think it's crazy not to do it. Vaccines can save your childs life. B4 vaccines kids use to die from these deseases. So it was very simple for me to make the decision to vaccinate them, if it can save my kids life I'm all for it.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7699 posts
status 31st Mar '13

Also dd just turned 1. She was hospitalized at birth for illness. So she was sick enough to be put in nicu. But she has not been sick at all since. Not so much as a runny nose. I think this has more to do with the child than vaccinating though. My sister vaccinated and her kids are constantly sick.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
31st Mar '13

never even thought of it till BG and my son was not allowed to get vaccinations as he was in the midst of having cancer diagnosed.



So we had to delay him....and it gave me TONS of time to do my own research.
With this baby I will delay again. I think they are important, but way too much goes in them way too early in life.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
31st Mar '13

I plan on vaccinating my son. I wont be doing the flu vaccine, but I will definitely be getting the others done. I encourage you to look up lists of pros and cons for vaccinating, and try to sort myth from fact. Their is definitely alot of bullshit facts around vaccinating. Good luck!

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11483 posts
31st Mar '13

I never really heard of people not vaccinating until I joined BG. I had heard of a few cases because of religious beliefs and such but other than that I thought everyone vaccinated lol.



I vaccinate my son. IMO I'd rather be safe than sorry. I have all my vaccinations and I choose to vaccinate my son. But I don't judge others who choose not to or choose to delay. That's their choice and their child not mine. People who bash on me for vaccinating can go screw themselves. He is my son not theirs.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting kate & tilly:" We vaccinate. My grandfather is a survivor of polio. He still has medical issues from it and that happened ... [snip!] ... of hospitalizations, deaths, and long term side effects from the vaccine. After all that I decided we would be vaccinating."

This, pretty much. Except the part about your grandpa, I'm sorry about that :(

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7699 posts
status 31st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting FaithOne:</b>" This, pretty much. Except the part about your grandpa, I'm sorry about that :("</blockquote>




Thank you.

Kerrie Mcdowell Due June 18 (girl); Japan 10 posts
31st Mar '13

What if your child come in contact with measles as a example, the children who are vacinated have alot better chance in fighting it then the one who hasnt, and its normally the ones who have chosen not to vacinate that spread it.. unless you choose to keep your child inside forever them dont vacinate but if you want your child to meet friends and play on playgrounds then its only fair for others, its a selfish choice not to..

Dillinger 1 child; ........, .., United States 16753 posts
31st Mar '13

I have all my vaccinations, as does my husband. I still get the updated vaccines they come out with along with my boosters. I couldn't imagine not getting Jillian vaccinated when she's born. With her though, I will only be allowing them to do onevaccine per shot per appointment so if she does have a reaction to one we will know which one it is.

1 child; Houston, Texas 850 posts
31st Mar '13
Quoting LovelyMari:" Yes I've heard of people like this b4. I think it's crazy not to do it. Vaccines can save your childs ... [snip!] ... deseases. So it was very simple for me to make the decision to vaccinate them, if it can save my kids life I'm all for it."

:!: This
imo

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
31st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jillian'sMommy:</b>" I have all my vaccinations, as does my husband. I still get the updated vaccines they come out with along ... [snip!] ... be allowing them to do onevaccine per shot per appointment so if she does have a reaction to one we will know which one it is."</blockquote>




That's a really good idea.I wasnt clear on when they give the vaccines,I thought they got them all at the hospital lol