I am PASSIONATELY non-vax; HUSBAND ProVax..AArrrgggjhhh
I have been doing ALOT of research when DS naps in my arms....i am going to put a power point together with references.
I indeed LOVE my husband...he is just old school and believes that the dr. knows best...but he also is a first time daddy (i have nannied for 15yrs) and he just wrinkles his nose...when i try to inform him that Mineral/baby oil is BAD FOR infants..becauseitclogs their pores and doesnt allow infant skin to breathe and detoxify....
but we are talking vax....and honestly...he just has not done any research..he says i Read waay to much on theinternet...but many sites i believe are quitereputable...and i read books like Eisenstein and Cave....Sears still prescribes to delay ...
I told him that Japan delays all vax until 2 yrs. ...soooo he AT LEAST AGREED TO that!!!
ESSENTIALLY I HAVE 1.5 yrs to convince him!!!
He really has very little time to read sooo.....maybe a Seminar for anti Vax??
He is a good debater too...and comments that there is good and bad in ALL DECISIONS WE MAKE.
He believes by getting vaccinations you will NOT get the diaease....he also wrinkles his nose when i tell him that polio eradicated b/c of improved hygiene+sanitation NOT b/c of vaccines....
At the 4mo well baby visit..(btw Dr.Mallory supports us for Non Vax ..she aaid it is our decision!---Likewise i informed him that nope..it IS NOT MANDATORY FOR SCHOOL!! (i want to homeschool-- i have a degree in education.....That is A WHOLE OTHER DISCUSSION!!)
He made a silly comment (that i dont understand) about..well our son will need vaxc for icky stuff in the locker room..huh?? I didnt clarify b/cwe were sitting in Dr.office
He did come around and see eye to eye with me about no Hep.B and no eye ointment At Birth ....and he Totally supports me Exclusive Breastfeeding NO BOTTLES!! and NO PACIFIER..and Co-Sleeping...soooo he has the Capacity to Adopt new concepts!!
PERHAPS HE JUST NEEDS A LITTLE RE-DIRECTION!?!? MAYBE A LITTLE UPDATE?!?
I AM ASKING ALL YOU CafeMoms Any ideas?
If i get all pissy and tell him to prove why we need to...that wont fly...he has three jobs..