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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 04:55 AM   1
dollych
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My Lo has his injections today at 1.30 should i give him calpol before?


Hi Girls. My Lo has his injections booked for 1.30pm today I'm dreading it. I have read somewhere on here before that most Mums give their Lo's calpol before they have the injections. Has anybody else done this and did it help?. Thanks. x



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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 04:59 AM   2
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Do not give calpol before as it may mask any reactions.



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 04:59 AM   3
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I know some people do, but I don't personally. I give it afterwards in case she gets a temperature from it. a friend recommended to try feeding her while she's having the jabs, so will try that this time, as I think she was a bit traumatised seeing the needles go in last time



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 05:02 AM   4
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I wouldnt feed either tbh - the babys reaction could cause it to choke .. just give cuddles its all over in a matter of seconds.



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 05:04 AM   5
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poor little darling I personally dont give calpol before jabs I wait till they are home and are crying or have a tempeture, then lots of love and cuddles xxx



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 05:39 AM   6
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Thanks girls xx



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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 05:40 AM   7
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I was always told not to give Calpol before hand as it could mask possible reactions to the jab. When she's had her jabs, the crying is over within seconds, plenty of cuddles and kisses sorts her right out I usually wait till we're home and see how she is. If she's showing signs of fever, or pain or distress then I'll give her a small dose of Calpol.

Good luck with the jabs



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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 05:41 AM   8
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My wee man has had 2 set of jabs now and I've not had to give calpol at all, I think it would depend on the baby because if they have no reaction to the jabs then they don't really need anything for it.

As for feeding while getting the jabs, my docs office suggested this so we tried it at the first lot, it really made no difference lol, I found out on the second lot that carrying him up to the window and back and distracting him with a toy calmed him down in about 30 seconds which was much better

Its horrible at first but she'll be fine and much better off for it in the long run! You'll prob be upset for longer than she will the first time



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Old Sep 14th, 2010, 06:26 AM   9
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Ella had her 8wk yday (albeit 12wks old?)
I didn't bother, don't want to give her medicine if not needed.
She has been fine, quick jab in each leg, tears only on the second one lasted about 10 seconds and that was it.
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I would only give calpol if needed - they can only have a tiny bit so why waste the 'daily allowance' just in case you do need it later...



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