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Sleep a lot after shots?

My baby had a shot this a.m. and ha slept most the day since - is this common - think he will still sleep tonigth?

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Asked by expectoct at 5:54 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yeah it is common. As they get older the shots affect them less. He could sleep through the night, dont know. It depends on the child.

    Answer by gemgem at 5:57 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Two of my three slept the majority of the first 24 hours after their shots.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:24 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Poor baby. Go there.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 7:39 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • yes it is normal. My son sleeps much of the time after he gets his shots and has his normal sleep pattern at night. You'd think that sleeping all day would make them be up at night but that was not the case.

    Answer by jdblack78 at 8:50 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • nah, don't go to some myspace page about parents against vax. You've obviously already decided to vax and people can lay off you now *cough*Autumn22*cough* And the poor babies are the ones who get polio and measles when their parents don't vax, not the babies that are sleeping soundly.

    My LO slept a lot after. It's comforting to them and totally normal. It was a stressful day, and he should still sleep through the night. At least mine did. He might want to eat a lot tomorrow though.

    Answer by julipickle at 8:53 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Jonas Salk, inventor of the IPV, testified before a Senate subcommittee that nearly all polio outbreaks since 1961 were caused by the oral polio vaccine.
    And NOBODY died in the last measles outbreak, but they now have LIFE LONG, NATURAL immunity to it, instead of having to get boosters for the rest of their lives.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 9:24 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

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