Every parent wants what is best for their children, right?
This past weekend, I was able to attend a talk on childhood vaccines.
There is so much surrounding the issue and there have been so many changes over the past decade regarding the schedule and number of vaccinations and so forth and so on that it is hard to know what is truth, when everyone has a bias in one way or another.
It is a hot topic.
On our end, children 1-4 have been vaccinated to date, but on a modified schedule.
We did not give them the cluster shots, but spread them out over a time period.
Number 5 has not been vaccinated.
Did you know that NJ has one of the most rigorous vaccination schedules for children?
Did you know there is no proof that vaccinations make for a healthier person?
Do you know what is IN those vaccinations?
Did you know that the story of Raggedy Ann is based on a vaccinated child?
Did you know that vaccines can be linked to many different illnesses/diseases/conditions?
Did you know, other than a medical exemption (which is extremely difficult to obtain), the only other exemption NJ accepts is a religious exemption? Look up NJ vaccination laws sometime, I found it rather comical. "They" cannot question you at all and have to accept your exemption as long as you mention something about religion, even if you are not "religious" per se.
There was so much in the 2 hour talk..
I wish I had been able to take notes, but I had a two month old in my arms.
Yes, this person was passionately biased against vaccinations.
I understand that.
It is a personal decision for every family and so, so important that no matter what you choose to do, you are informed in your decision.
Still sleeping well. The record is 11 1/2 hours, but normally it is about 8-9 hours a night. He has rolled over a couple of times from his stomach to his back. He is very strong--while in his seat or swing, he will pull himself up to a sitting position instead of reclining. He is wearing six month clothes pretty consistently. He has never cried during a bath to date..I wonder if having a water birth has anything to do with that, because Travis never did either. Hmmm.. His rash has cleared up nicely as has his scalp. He is getting more and more aware of his surroundings at this point.
Travis is very interested in everything that Jared is doing..will come up a give him kisses randomly throughout the day..if Jared starts to cry, Travis is the first one to run over and see what is wrong. He still will not call him by his name (on purpose to be a wise guy!), but often calls Jared, "baby boy."