We had our son’s 18-month needle yesterday. Each time he is scheduled for this, it is met with a little bit of apprehension. However, if we should take it as a fairly positive sign and warning, he did not cry at all when he got his 12-month needle.
The 18-month vaccination is performed to fight against diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV).
We let our son get a pretty good nap before we headed off to the Medical Centre. It was not too busy so it was a good timing for us to come at that hour.
Our son was all over the place; he simply can’t sit still!!! He loves walking around, poking his face at other people’s spaces and giving them a big grin or laugh. He’s quite a sociable little fella!
I had to constantly run after him and his Dad had to keep him entertained.
When our son’s name was called, they had to weigh him in and had to also take his height measurements.
My husband was expecting him to have a crying fit when the vaccination was performed because he thought that our little boy would now be more aware of his surroundings at 18 months, hence the pain would have made him scream and cry. But on the contrary, we were the proudest parents as he pulled up such a strong demeanour after two pokes were performed on both arms- no complaints, no tears, no nothing.
He’s such a tough boy! We were very impressed with him! After the procedure, as if nothing had happened. My husband can’t help but quip:
“I had never seen a child so happy after being poked”!
That’s our boy!
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