Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

What should I expect with my 4 month olds shots?

He's starting to get a cold so Im nervous about getting them now, but I dont want to put them off either. Is there anything I should expect other than a little fussiness and low-grade fever like he got with his 2 month ones?

Answer Question
 
ashtonjames

Asked by ashtonjames at 3:06 PM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 5 (96 Credits)
Answers (3)
  • No thats all. But wait until his cold has passed. And you'll probably get some vax hate mail in your inbox fyi. I did when i posted a question like this a week or two ago.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • With my baby's 2 months shots, she was extremely cranky for that day and her legs hurt where they gave the shots. I would expect the same for the 4 months shots. When you go in, ask your pedi what some of the side effects are and what the effects are on his cold.
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 3:39 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • My son had little to no reaction to the 2 month shots, a small fever and alot crankiness for the 4 month shots, but no reaction (except tears during the shots) for his six months. General experience in my mom group is that 4 month is worse than 2 month.

    As for the cold I would not delay the shots but tell your Dr. about the fact that your LO has a cold and let the Dr. deciede if a delay is necessary.
    FuzNet

    Answer by FuzNet at 3:48 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN