4 month old got vaccines 2 days ago. Still fussy?

Crystal - posted on 04/06/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi my 4 month old got her vaccines about 2 days ago and is still fussy. I stayed home with her for 2 days since i didnt want the sitter to have problems with her since she takes care of two more children. She sleeps and eats well but she is still fussy and my baby is not a crier she is always smiling or just looking around but deffinately not a crier,.. what can i do to help her.

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Jennifer - posted on 04/11/2011

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Atfer the 4 month vaccines, our daughter was really having a lot of tummy issues after 24-36 hours of low grade fever. It was from the oral Rotavirus vaccine. We gave her a product called Colic Calm and Tylenol and that seemed to really help her a lot.

Jody - posted on 04/06/2011

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It's hard to tell you what to do, the fussing may only be coincidence. Is there anything she specifically does when she fusses?

I noticed that my son had a lot of tenderness in the injection sites so when he tried to play and kick he would whine because he was sore. I would make sure to give him a nice soothing bath and gently massage him to help him relax; if he got very sore or pained I would give him a small tylenol or advil dose but usually it was gone by about day 3 or 4 at latest.



There is a possibility that it is gassiness or some other issue, might even be the change in routine with you home...if she doesn't have a fever or any other signs of illness it could also just be a new stage. I know my little guy is very laid back but as he approached the 4 to 5 month mark started to get bored easily and more demanding of attention but has gotten better as he has gotten more and more mobile and able to get to people and toys on his own. The 4month until crawling stage is probably one of the hardest since your little one is sooo courious and playful but unable to do everything they want to or reach all the toys or follow mommy when they want to etc it usually gets better once they get mobile. My guy isn't outright crawling but is mobile enough with rolling and shimmying that he can reach 90% of the things he wants to and is much happier.

If your gut says it's something more, call your doctor, it's never a bad idea to get a professional opinion, it's always better to be safe than sorry :D

Best wishes and good luck!!

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