Post # 1
When I took my son for his 2-month vaccinations, they had to give him 3 different shots & I had to help steady him while they did it. Naturally, the poor little guy about cried his eyes out, & seeing him in pain made me cry too!
Tomorrow I’m taking him for his 4-month appointment, which means more shots, & I’m dreading seeing him cry like that again! I’m not sure if my hubby is going to be available to go or not, otherwise I’d probably let him be the one to stand there with him this time.
Anyone else cry when their baby gets vaccinated?
Post # 3
I haven’t at all. Like, I just stood there and was like “meh.” It was almost weird how little it affected me. I mean, DD cried her little eyes out, but I knew it was good for her and she was totally fine like three minutes later, so no big deal. But when she’s sick and miserable, I totally get sad for her. That affects me much more than when she gets some leg pokes and then laughs at a toy two minutes later 🙂
Post # 4
@okqueenbee: I almost did at the 2 month. It was the first time I heard him cry in pain, which was different than a hunger cry and just awful. I felt like I needed a stiff drink afterwards. But it got easier with each time. At the 9 month he looked pissed and whined a little, but didn’t even cry. We went for our 1 year recently and he was more toddler/angry crying. If you breastfeed, I suggest getting your boob out immediately and nursing for comfort.
Post # 5
Nope! My DS cried WAY more when I had to take his clothes off and put him on the cold scale to get weighed than he did when he got both his 2 month and 4 month shots. I just held his arms and put a paci in his mouth. He cried a little and then got distracted by something else in the room and quickly forgot about it.
Post # 6
I never cried when my oldest (DS) got vaxxed, or when my DD had to get blood drawn. I also held DD down when she had her tongue tie clipped. eek!
Post # 7
I haven’t cried, but it is so hard for me to watch. My husband stands there with our son, while I have to walk a few feet away and turn my head. I just can’t bare to watch. As soon as it is over, I go right over and comfort him. I did cry at the ER last fall when the ER doctor had to scrape stuff out of J’s ears. We had to pin him down for him to do it and it was just awful. I had tears for sure and was trying so hard to keep it together.
Post # 8
I didn’t cry but I remember his big eyes looking straight to me when he realized he was getting stabbed with a needle, then he burst into tears. His look was ‘why are you letting this happen to me?’. The look in his eyes hurt me.
Post # 9
I cried once when my cat got vaccinated… so I bet I will cry if I ever have a kid!!! Maybe my husband will need to take the kid for this particular appointment lol.
Post # 10
I got teary eyed during her 2 month vaccines. She had to get 5 shots, and she immediately went to the silent scream that leads to the super loud crying. I’d never seen her cry that hard, and it made me so sad. I’m not looking forward to her 4 month vaccines next month.
Post # 11
I had a hard time when he had to get blood drawn from his heel to check his bili levels when he was a few days old, but now with the vaxes…it’s a brief stick, hurts for a short time, and he’s clearly mad more than hurting. He yells for a second or two, then he’s fine.
Post # 12
You know I didn’t until his 2 year vacs. That was because he cried and kept saying Mommy owie. That made me cry. To actually hear him voice that he was hurt
Post # 13
You know, I almost never saw my mom cry, to the point where the one time she did, I got all like “OMG! Moms can cry? Something must be very wrong!” when she finally once did (turned out things were actually ok).
I’m not sure if it’s good or bad but I guess I planned to carry on the idea of not really crying in front of your kids, or at least not in a way that could increase their distress. Like, crying because of a sad part in a movie would be ok. But I wouldn’t cry when they were in hospital or something because I wouldn’t want them to worry that maybe they should be even more upset/worried/afraid then they already might be. I guess I’d want them to think that mom is strong and mom knows that it’s gonna be ok so go ahead and cry if you need to, but trust mama, things will be fine.
Post # 14
You/your baby got lucky it was only 3.. they usually get 5 diff things ar 2/4/6 mo (one oral though). It’s so sad.. Until yesterday I was one of the mean nurses giving the shots lol.
that being said, no idea how ill react when my baby gets them.. Its not that uncommon for the moms to cry along with their baby
Post # 15
@Jenn23: OMG I remember getting stuff scraped out of my ears when I was little!!!! To THIS DAY I remember that pain! It hurt more than anything I can remember up to this point, except maybe my c-section & recovery! I would rather break a BONE than to ever have that ear-scoop thing done again!!!!!!!! I pray my baby never has to experience that!!!!! I’m using a million exclamation points not to be annoying but to emphasize that it was THE WORST PAIN EVER. Lol.
Post # 16
@okqueenbee: I cried the first few times and DD is two now and I still get teary eyed. Don’t worry, it’s totally normal! No momma likes to see their little one in pain but its what’s best for them!