Can vaccines cause developmental delays?

Please no bashing...I stoped my son having vaccines at 9 months, He is now almost 2 and is very speech delayed (will be starting speech therapy soon) and has a few sensory issues...In January I will be starting vaccines again, starting with the MMR...In your opinion do you think my son could have more issues after getting the vaccines (we just had the flu shot and he did great)...I am very worried about starting this again.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Oct. 28, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I don't know, because my son didn't really start talking until after two. Then he just can't stop! He is fully vaccinated and on time.
    prettyrayray

    Answer by prettyrayray at 5:19 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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  • Sorry but I don't think you should be worried about him not talking. He's not even 2.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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  • well it doesn't mean the Vac's gave him a speech delay, he could have had that without them.check out what's in the vaccines. see what company the clinic gets the vaccines from, and then do some research on the company. if they put mercury in it, i'd delay it, if not, then go with your gut. GL
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 5:22 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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  • No I don't think he's going to have issues from Vaccines there are thousands of children out there that get them and are perfectly healthy and normal. There are also thousands of children out there who don't and are healthy and normal. I don't think the vaccines have relation to your child's speech delay at all.
    bubblycute

    Answer by bubblycute at 5:23 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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  • Its hard to say if he got that delay from the vaccine or not, he could have! he could not have.. whos to say if he would have gotten it if he didnt get vaccines. Right? which is why i also dont vaccinate. I think that any person can have a side effect from a vaccine, they could, they could not, but it is even better that you waited so that their immune system was built up more.
    KelsoBabeyy

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 5:25 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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  • Thanks, I had another question...some of you say your child didn't start talking until after 2? I am so worried, my son babbles and says maybe 5 words, but he mumbles them. So shortly after 2 your child just started talking? My daughter was talking so much at 2, thats why I worry. His sensory issues are not a huge deal now, hopefully he will grow out of them or leran to deal with them in a better way.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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  • I know what you're talking about, my daughter started talking a lot sooner than my son, but then again my son started jumping off couches sooner than my daughter! Girls are better at talking, boys better at physical stuff!
    prettyrayray

    Answer by prettyrayray at 5:33 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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  • Ya, my son is also VERY active, much more than my daughter ever was...sometimes I feel like I am over-reacting...but he is most likely my last child so I worry so much more.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:36 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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  • Boy tend to make noise more than words. Both my little brothers didn't talk until they were 2, even though us 3 older girls talked constantly before 2. Give it time... maybe talk to your doctor about your concern. Do some of your own research too.
    reflect1light

    Answer by reflect1light at 5:53 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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  • Girls definetely talk more and much sooner than boys. But keep talking to your Dr. five words is behind the recommended schedule for his age but it doesn't mean anything serious at this point. No harm in keeping your eye on it (as you obviously are.) It sounds like you are doing a great job! I understand your fears about vaccines also, I've heard that kids who have learning disablities can be more sensative to foods and chemicals, it makes sense that they could be more sensative to vaccines too. (Again, I'm not saying your son has a learning disibility but there's nothing wrong with being careful) I put my son who was premature on a delayed vax schedule. I felt it was too risky to opt out altogether but I wanted to give his little system more time to grow before I filled it with vaccines!
    woodj2

    Answer by woodj2 at 5:58 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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