Saturday, March 26, 2011


Now this post is not to cause a stir or a battle but to pass on some valuable sources I have found while trying to decide the best in vaccinating our kids.

My first two sons are fully vaccinated up to date but after much research and "breaking away" from just doing what I'm told by doctors, I have many questions and I am in the search for answers.

I have asked many a friends' opinion and I must say they are as different as apples and oranges BUT I must say that they are both "fruit" - good, concerned mothers.

Keeper of the Home: The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinations

Keeper of the Home:  Pro-Vaccine and Cautionary Resources

Mrs. Informed 

This website arranges all the ingredients of the vaccines in a table format.

Dr. Sears: The Vaccine Book

It must be said that there are many moms who are FOR vaccines and there are many moms who are AGAINST vaccines. If you, like me, read many natural and real food blogs, you can almost always find results in the bloggers opinion if you type "vaccines" in the search.

I, personally, want to read it all - the for, against and the "in-between".

I am still not quite sure the road we are going to take. I am still researching and will probably continue researching. I struggle with the ethics of some, the "what if I don't vaccinate and Lincoln dies of Haemophilus Influenzae Type B?" and "what if I vaccinate and Kristian has some horrible side affect?". I go back and forth, so please join me on the journey to research the products going into our childrens' bodies.

Please be respectful and kind (I will close comments if it gets out of hand. Please don't make me pull my "mama card". :)) but I would love to hear your opinion on vaccines. Do you vaccinate? Are you in the research stage as I am? What have you found?

1 comment:

Courtney said...

You already know all this, but my oldest two are fully vaccinated right down to the chicken pox shot which I've thought was dumb all along. With #3 I knew we would take it slow because I was not ok putting the amount of vaccine into my 4lb baby that was designed for children twice her size. When we did allow her to receive her first shot at 4 months she became very ill and didn't eat for days. The doctor called that a "normal" reaction. There was nothing normal about how my girl was acting. Long story short, lots of research led to us discontinuing all vaccines. I didn't set out for it to be that way, but it's a decision that I have tremendous peace with.
You gotta do what you and Andy are comfortable with!