Vaccination crabbiness

Farzanah - posted on 10/31/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi mums.just want to know if anyone has had 1yr vaccinations for their little ones and their reaction to it.my son had 6shots on the 20oct,10days ago & has been so miserable I'm becoming worried.he has alwaysbeen a very happy and content LO,hardly ever crying or fussing,but he has been really crabby and crying alot.I don't know if it's also just him
going into toddlerhood that has brought upon change coinciding with the vaccines.lpz help
worried sick...!

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Susan - posted on 11/10/2010

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Our little girl had her 1 year shots October 28th. Just yesterday, reddish-pink spots came up all over her except on her legs and feet. She was also very irritable and crying a lot. The day before yesterday, she was running a fever and slept for almost 5 hours that afternoon even though she had her usual 2 or 3 hour long nap that morning. I called the doctor to see if she could have gotten chicken pox or something even though that was what one of the shots were for and the nurse said no, it would've been just where the shot had been given if she was having a reaction to it. She called us in a prescription for cream for jock itch, ringworm, etc. We used it on our daughter that night and by today, she was feeling MUCH better and the spots were almost completely cleared up. I don't know what it was or what caused it, but I hope it NEVER happens again. We were worried about her.

Christine - posted on 11/07/2010

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mine just had her shots on the 26th, and she seems to be fine. i heard that if they are starting to walk, it could cause them to be cranky.

Robyn - posted on 11/06/2010

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My 1yr old just had his 3 shots Friday & he is pretty moody & cries spontaneously.. Our GP said within about 10 days a reaction too the injections may occur (think its early) or a rash, also little man seems to have a touch of constipation.. he's eating & drinking plenty of fruit & water so its not his diet. Also his sleeping is disturbed , seems like he cant get comfy :( Poor mite!
If your really worried go see your GP. Good Luck'

Kendra - posted on 11/06/2010

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Oh yes - yesterday my daughter got a vaccination and she is usually such a content happy kid....not for the last 2 days (and the doc said it could last for a week)....she is miserable, throwing herself on the floor, and she isn't taking her normal naps during the day. I sometimes wonder if it is all worth it - she's just miserable....and it makes for a really long day (for her and me).

Wendy - posted on 11/05/2010

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yes my son was cranky and fussy for 10 days. He spiked a 103 fever three days after his shots. Silly me had his yearly visit on his birthday and was not himself at his own 1st birthday party. Give him a little ibuprophen he may just be a little uncomfortable. Monitor his temperature too. He's fine now, AND sleeping through the NIGHT! yippee!

Laura - posted on 11/02/2010

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My son actually just had his 1 yr done yesterday and last night was HORRIBLE! spiked a really bad fever and was just not himself. all he wanted to do was lay there with his mickey mouse animal and hold my hand.

his doctor told me the measles shot he got will show the effects around day 5 and could last up to 10 days.. so it could be that shot if he got it. make sure he is eating and drinking of course and keep track of fevers and poops and pees.

Tamara - posted on 11/01/2010

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well fussiness is normal after babies get shots, especially if he got 6 of them, it generally lasts for a few days then goes away, one time my son was fussy for a whole week. If he's still fussy after that long something else might be bothering him, maybe like upset tummy or maybe he's hungry or thirsty more often. I can ask my son if he wants a bite or a drink and whichever one he wants he'll smile at me. I'm still working on him saying bite or drink when he wants one or the other. As long as the sites where the shots are at are not red or swollen everything with that should be alright. He may also be teething that can make babies fussy, my son hasn't been the same baby through each teething phase, one time he was so fussy and cranky i could barely handle him because he was such a happy smiley baby all the time.

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