Daddy's Pride / Doctor

  • Brave Son

    My son had his six weeks shots. I am proud to say he was a brave soul. He cried for about a minute. Hopefully, he will not be too sore.

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  • Germs

    Now that we are new parents, we take precautions to make sure our son stays as healthy as possible. Both my wife and I got the flu shot and the DTAP vaccine in order to protect our son from unwanted infections. We insist that people wash their hands before picking our son up. Recently, we took our son to his two week visit with the pediatrician and as we waited, all I could think about was the amount of germs that all little kids carry. At one point, a little toddler came over to us, and was fascinated with our son. She kept on saying “baby, baby”, and tried to touch our son, even though her mother was yelling “don’t touch”. We were on the extreme cautious side and did our best to make sure the girl did not touch our son by moving his car seat. However, she was quick like a ninja. She pretended she was not going in for the kill, but before we knew it she had her hands on our son’s irresistible hair. I can see my wife was horrified. I guess next time we will just hold him to protect him from these curious admirers.

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  • Vaccinations

    Its that time of year again where many of us receive our flu shots. I just had mine, and boy did it hurt…well my arm was a little sore the next day. So, this got me thinking about vaccinations. I know all my vaccination questions will be answered by the pediatrician such as the various types of shots, the number of shots, and the time frame. What concerns me is a crying baby. How many times will we have to see our child in this situation? How many hours will our child be crying and screaming? Will he be upset the whole day? What can we do to better the situation? As much as I am concerned about our baby’s unhappiness, I realize it is only temporary. In the long run, vaccinations will be beneficial to having a healthy growing child.

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