Should I Get My Babygirl some Tylenol before she gets her two month old shots today?

Brittney - posted on 08/04/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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She turns two months old today :) I'm pretty nervous about taking her to get her shots so I have a few questions! How many shots will she receive? Is she going to be in pain After? And last, I'm taking her to get her ears pierced saturday, do you think that's a long enough wait after her shots? Thanks for the advice ladies :)

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♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/06/2011

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I didn't give my daughter anything but my finger dipped in sugar water for her to suck when she had any of her shots. I felt real bad for her becuase I know how bad those needles hurt, but she survived.
As for the ear piercing- most Peds in the States want you to wait until after she has her 4 month shots as well to prevent infections. So I'd wait on that.

Neva - posted on 08/05/2011

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Actually its best not to give tylenol prior to giving vaccines. Recent studies have shown that if tylenol is on board prior to the shots that they may not be quite as effective. If your baby develops fussiness and fever after the shots, then its okay to give tylenol.

Alexandra - posted on 08/05/2011

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she will be in pain during and after the shots. but it will go away quickly. the legs will be sore for a few days. why do want her ears pierced? dont you think it is better for her to wait until older? ( maybe she will not want to have her ears pierced) - i know this is always a very controversal subject. It will her waaaay more to have her ears pierced than her shots.

Ashley - posted on 08/05/2011

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I didn't give my daughter any tylenol for her 2 month shots, but then she ran a fever and was cranky, so I gave it to her then. I wanted to give it to her before hand to prevent anything from making her feel bad, but as most of you said, some do just fine, and others don't. So I wanted to not have to dope her up unless she needed it. From then on though I have given her tylenol or motrin before hand since I know how it affects her now. Good Luck with her shots and getting her ears pierced. I've still haven't gotten up the courage to get my daughters ears pierced yet, I'm a big baby.. she's not, lol

Jenny - posted on 08/05/2011

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My daughter never ran a temp after her shots and we avoided giving her meds unless really necessary. She didn't even cry when she got her first shots but DID on the next visit. I felt bad because every month for the first 7 months she got shots. Our pediatrician broke up the immunizations more.

?TAMMY? - posted on 08/04/2011

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Some need pain meds and some don't! Mine were really good for most shots. I would wait and see if she even needs it!
As for the ear piercing she how she feels after her shots! If she's doing well then why not. The younger you get them done the better! I had my daughter's done when she was 6 months. She never messed with them, they became a natural part of her. But my daughter waited to have my grand-daughters done at 15 months. Couldn't keep any earrings in her ears. She still has none. You put them in and she takes them out! We tried all kinds!!

Brittney - posted on 08/04/2011

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&& ladies thanks for the advice :) I talked to her doctor and she said to give her .8 ml of Tylenol & I can wait till she's not so fussy she can get her ears done :) she said I can as of her two month shots!

Faye - posted on 08/04/2011

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I always gave mine their Tylenol as I picked them up from the sitter's. That gave the meds time to start working before the shots.

I would wait on the ear piercing until she is about 1 year old and not so close to a shot appointment. She will get shots today, at 4 months, at 6 months and at 1 year. Pleanty of other times to get her ears pierced.

Ashley - posted on 08/04/2011

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never hurts to give it to her,,, my Dr office usually asks you to ... I prefer motin over tylenol it sets in faster

Tamara - posted on 08/04/2011

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When my kids were babies, the Doctor suggested I bring it then give it after the initial exam just in case the pain meds cover possible pain or problems.

Karen - posted on 08/04/2011

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it never hurts to give tylenol, but i'd give a call to her dr to find out a dose that she should have first. she'll get two needles (one in each leg - this will be the case for all her shots). She probably won't cry too much with these shots, i know my son didn't flinch a bit with his until about 6 months, then he started to cry. afterwards for a day or two she may have redness and swelling at the injection site (it may be hot to the touch as well). as for the ear piercing, i'm not sure about the wait after needles, i would just ask her dr about it while you're there.

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