1 year vaccines.

Kelli - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )




I'm concerned. My son turned one on august 23rd, and had his vaccines on the 24th. Ever since then i've noticed a total 180 in his behavior. I dont know if it's the age or the vaccines. He throws fits, where he throws himself backwards, screams when he's the slightest bit aggetated. Hits, literally FIGHTS when it comes to getthing his diaper changed. so, i just dont get it, he is happy over-all, but, has a real mean streak. oh, and he hates being dressed and getting undressed, when it comes to me actually taking care of him, besides baths, he loves baths. He fights me.

any advice?


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Crystal - posted on 02/03/2011




I have and 18 month old who also has been doing that since about 13 months trust me it's the age

Gina - posted on 11/11/2009




yer i think it nornal 2 coz my son is doin the same thing he finds it funny 2 shot thigs at u and startin 2 nip

Becky - posted on 11/09/2009




I think its normal for their age to behave that way. They are asserting their independance and testing boundaries, plus many are learning to successfully communicate now too and get frustrated if you dot always understand what they want thru their"words" and actions. My youngest is 14 months old now and toally unvaccinated so I dont believe its related to the vaccines. As much as I am against vaccines , i think this one is just a phase they all go thru. Some worse than others but still a phase nonethelss. Now if they start regressing after shots and stop doing things that are normal for them or for their age then I would start to think its the vaccines. My son had a reaction to vaccines at 15 months and started regressing drastically and i thouroughly believe that was a result of the vaccines in particular the DTP.

Kirsty - posted on 09/28/2009




oh my god i thought i was the only one going through this. i was worried it was connected to MMR jabs also. my daughter turned 1 on the 10th august. since then she seemed to have changed totally. taking fits and tantrums i only associated with 2-4 year olds. stamping her feet, throwing herself back etc. and when i try to pick her up she puches me away, shakes her hands in my face or hits me. i really thought i was doing something wrong with regards to her behaviour. she is not as tolerant as she used to be. she wont stand long in the highchair or pushchair while im cleaning up. she wants to be off, walking around. thank god for this column!! lol. any help regarding managing these behaviours would be grately appreciated, its wearing me out.


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My 13month old is giving me some issues too... I think he's just rocking the boat to see what he can get away with... but use your gut on this one mama... if his behavior took a 180 almost over night, I wouldn't dismiss it could be from shots. Not trying to start any kind of debate on here just stating I vaccinated my first 3 boys. My 2nd has Autism and I believe vaccines played a roll. After much research, My 13month old hasn't had a shot ONE!

Kelli - posted on 09/26/2009




i'm glad to hear i'm not the only one going through this. It's nice to know there are others out there, and now i dont feel like there is something wrong with him. phew! thank you for responding. It seems like the terrible 2"s! i guess it just takes patience, which i'm working on. thanks for all the advice!

User - posted on 09/16/2009




I am going through the same thing but the behavior started before his one year check up & shots. I'm beginning to think it's a boy thing , my girls wern't like this.

Kayla - posted on 09/16/2009




I don't think it's the vaccines....my son didn't get the normal 1 year old vaccines due to a heart defect. He is getting them all when he gets a bit older and bigger but his pedi didn't want to put him at risk for any common side effects. She told me that the 'terrible two's' don't arrive after they're 2..it's their second year of life that's referred to as this time. Oliver acts the same as you describe your son acting...I tell everyone no one told me they turned into a totally different child when they turn one!!

Ginger - posted on 09/15/2009




I think it is just a phase but if things worsen, you want to talk to your dr. My son has all of his shots but I have never noticed any adverse reactions. He also hates getting his diaper changed, hates sitting still to get dressed etc. because he always wants to be on the move. If he can't reach something or do something that he wants, he gets frustrated. That is just part of his new independance. He can't tell me that he is frustrated and he can't do it or explain to me what he wants so he has a fit until I figure it out.

Lauren - posted on 09/15/2009




I think it is a phase too. We had did have our shots last week too, but what you are describing sounds like us too. I was wondering the same thing. My daughter does not fit the diaper changes as much but seems to get annoyed easily. I think it is because they can not communicate with us and get frustrated. She will point - but sometimes I still don't know what she wants.

Krystal - posted on 09/14/2009




its a boy thing.I have 3 kids.One girl and 2 boys.And both the boys started getting more aggressive at that age.

Leann - posted on 09/14/2009




My son turned one on Aug 22 and he's started doing the same thing. He hasn't had his shots yet, so my guess would be (I hope) it's just a phase.

Beth - posted on 09/14/2009




I wouldn't worry about it too much right now--just wait and see if he keeps it up. I noticed that my son went through a phase (and still does sometimes, though not every day) where he hated having his diaper changed or getting dressed. This all seemed to coincide with him walking around more, so it might have been that he just didn't like having to stop playing in order for me to do these things. I've also been told by some people that 1yr is when they really start becoming independent, so this might be it as well. Continue to monitor his behaviour and after awhile talk to your doctor if it still concerns you. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 09/14/2009




my son turned one on the 21st and had his shots on sept 4. The last few days he has been more aggressive and makes the high pitch shriek like noises often. I've been seperated a month now and have noticed that the behavior is worse after he sees his father or it could be complete coincidence. I don't think the behavior is connected to the shots but I've been wondering if its a phase. He seems more needy too so we've been wondering if its simply for more attention or perhaps a power struggle as he gets more independent. I will be interested to hear other peoples responses.

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