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Poor 3 month old baby is cranky after vaccinations. Advice?

My 3 month old just had shots today. She is very cranky and doesn't go for every long without fussing or crying. I don't know if tomorrow will be the same as today. But, I was just curious if she is feeling sick or if her little "shot spots" are sore. I just don't really know how to help her simply because I'm not sure what she is feeling.
Does anyone have any advice?

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Asked by CaptivatedByGod at 5:58 PM on Jun. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Give her something for the pain. We used to give the kids something before the shots so it wouldn't be so bad later.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • What am I supposed to give her? She's only 3 months old.

    Answer by CaptivatedByGod at 6:02 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Tylenol. Call her pediatrician and ask the appropriate dosage.

    Answer by AngeLnChainZ at 6:03 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Both children's Tylenol and Motrin were recalled recently.. I wouldnt give it to my child. Call your kids pediatrician and see what they say!

    Answer by CBMama06 at 6:12 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Recalled? Really? Oh my. My 3 year old also received vaccinations and I gave him some tylenol. I guess I'll have to look up that recall. I know it sounds odd, but I don't really feel comfortable giving her tylenol, infant or not. I mean, she is only 15lbs. Plus, I'm not really sure if she is feeling pain. I don't know how she feels. All I know is that she is cranky and I don't know how to help her.

    Answer by CaptivatedByGod at 6:15 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Heres the link :

    And also look at

    You can give generics like walgreens and cvs brands.. Hope your little one feels better soon!

    Answer by CBMama06 at 6:24 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • You can buy generic tylenol and it'll be fine.. at 15lbs she can have tylenol. Believe me it will make you and her both alot more comfortable.

    Answer by AngeLnChainZ at 6:43 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • You can get the store brand version of Tylenol (like CVS or Kroger). Works the same and they aren't on the recall list I don't think. I used to give Motrin (or store brand) before we went to the pedi for shots. Then when we got home if he started getting cranky or feverish, I would give him the Tylenol.

    Answer by TristansMom440 at 7:44 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • If you're not comfortable with tylenol for baby girl, then don't give her any. I've never been comfortable giving my baby babies tylenol (or any sort of drug). I know you've got your son too to care for, but is she good if you comfort nurse her? That's the only thing that worked for my oldest after her shots.

    Answer by Jayme at 9:59 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • She pretty much nursed every hour today. She would only take 30 minute naps, but at least she took more than 2 today. She took about 3 or 4. I can't remember. Yeah, I'm not much into giving medicine unless it's homeopathic. I mean, shots aren't exactly homeopathic, but they are necessary in my mind. She wouldn't even be happy in the wrap today. I'm hoping that tomorrow will be better.

    Answer by CaptivatedByGod at 10:03 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

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