Vaccination is a must for every single kid to protect them from arising of any life-threatening diseases and illness. As any protection received from their mother lasts for only six months. And the failure of getting babies vaccine can lead to new epidemic diseases in babies that can be harmful and even deadly.
Many parents have been seen complaining about how babies cry in pain and experience swelling after receiving the vaccination. Here’s your guidebook to 10 tips on how to soothe your baby after vaccination. These tips are being personalized and curated just for you. Try these down and let us know in the comments below how helpful they were?
Tip 1: It has been proven that when parents stay close to their baby’s or cuddle them, they help them forget pain easily and swiftly. Hold your baby and be sure he/she is very close to you. Let the baby sleep in your arms and don’t lie him/her down in the crib. Don’t leave them forcefully on a bed or down on the floor unless they themselves want to.
Tip 2: Feed them. This is the best practice a mother can use to relive the baby of pain. It has also been scientifically proven that babies don’t cry during vaccination or after vaccination if they are breast-fed by their mother. As the baby’s mind quickly shift from pain to food.
Tip 3: Make sure you do not cover him/her or wrap your baby tightly. As it may do nothing well but cause him/her more agony and pain. Covering tightly can also stop the flowing of blood in that particular area and may swell that area-up.
Tip 4: If your baby’s leg has swollen, take a clean cloth and ice-cool water. But not too icy. Dip the cloth in it and dab it over the swollen area where he/she received a vaccination. These will ease out your baby’s hurting leg or hand and in no time he/she will recover immediately.
Tip 5: Check out the body temperature of your toddler. Does it seem he/she has a fever? If yes, then after taking advice from your paediatrician, give a dose of medicine and not aspirin to baby. Keep in mind that it must be given in the exact amount as suggested by your kid’s healthcare doctor.
Tip 6: Give some sugar to your baby who is 6 months or younger than that. Add two to three sugar cubes on the tongue of your baby or dip his/her pacifier in the sugar liquid water and let your toddler suck it. Sweetness often cuts off the effect of sting and pain.
Tip7: There are various numbing creams available to soothe down the discomfort of your baby’s. You can either spray or apply them directly to the affected area. But before that confirm about the cream you are going to use, from a medical expert.
Tip 8: You can softly and slowly rub the skin of your baby where it is hurting him/her. This cannot quickly but eventually, reduce his/her pain.
Tip 9: There are painless injections and vaccinations available in the market that causes either no or very little pain. Further, they also have no side-effects as they come with fewer antigens. Ask your doctor if this option is available and opt for that only.
Tip 10: Stay calm and don’t rush even as it will only increase the problems for you and your baby!