January 13, 2005

MMR day *ulp*

Its MMR day for Benjamin. Its pretty scarey for us parents, but at the end of the day you put your faith in doctors to do the right thing (which these days is often quite scarey in itself).

Thomas, Benjamin's cousin, had separate jabs, but he may have had these privately. Its just hard to tell whether that's better or not, and even to vaccinate or not. I mean the government says 'oh its ok, the dangers are all just scaremongering', but I've long since lost any faith in the government. But this jab, is it any worse that the polio vaccine? In that case 12 babies die every year from the vaccine, and baby pooh is infected for weeks afterwards and is a danger to parents on nappy duty, yet we just assume 'well yes, of course he'll have that vaccine'.

Anyways that's all for now, more on Babyworld.

It's damn scarey, sometimes, being a parent. But at the end of the day its, by far, worth the stress. :-)

Posted by nickh at January 13, 2005 09:46 AM