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One response to “Does Kiddo Dread the Needle?”

  1. Hazel M. Wheeler

    Hello Ladies,

    I think you’ve hit upon a perfectly legitimate reason to get those shots done early. We’ve chosen a delayed vax schedule, and if I could go back in time and do it all again differently, you bet I would. Our son just turned four today, and I’m preparing myself for the next round of innoculations. We now have a family tradition: stopping for a snack on the way home: a special treat of root beer after the shot for Kiddo (yep, bribe time), and a glass of beer for the emotionally-drained adults. We’ll try “look away and cough” next time, but maybe lobby the pediatricians at the clinic to pick up a Buzzy or two. Great article.

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