(Closed) Do you cry when your babies get vaccines?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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, Dirty Delete 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
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@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
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I never cried when my oldest (DS) got vaxxed, or when my Dirty Delete had to get blood drawn. I also held Dirty Delete down when she had her tongue tie clipped. eek!

Post # 7
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
7445 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
6359 posts
Bee Keeper

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
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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 # 16
2780 posts
Sugar bee

@okqueenbee:  I cried the first few times and Dirty Delete 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!

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