What should my two month old be doing?
All babies develop at different rates. Please do not be discouraged or worried, if your child has not achieved the following milestones by 2 months.
At this age, your child should:
My baby is receiving four vaccines, is this really alright?
Although the immune system is still developing, it is quite sophisticated. Every day your child, is exposed to hundreds of antigens (the active parts of vaccines). When we give your child the vaccines, we are simply controlling a few of the antigens that he will see on that given day to provide protection against dangerous illnesses. If you would like more information on this topic, may I refer you to the wonderful video “Vaccines – Separating Facts from Fear” provided by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
What type of vaccine reaction should I expect?
Most babies do not have a reaction to the vaccines. A small percentage may develop a low-grade fever (under 101) or fussiness during the 24 hours after the administration of the vaccine. For more information on potential reactions to specific vaccines, please click on the Vaccine Information Sheets provided on the Centers for Disease Control website.