Babies and injections advice video

Many parents worry about giving their baby's injections. In this video Dr Miriam Stoppard talks about why it's important to get your baby vaccinated and how you can make the experience less stressful for them.
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Whenever I need to take Tyler for more inoculations, I pack a little rucksack for him with a drink inside, and his favourite bear, Little Tom, comes along and gets his jabs as well. Afterwards, despite being a little sore, he wants to be sure that Little Tom's not in pain and that distracts him from himself. They get to share the drink too!

Sam Richardson, mum to Tyler, aged 3

If babies don't get the vaccinations recommended by their doctors, they'll be susceptible to illnesses like polio, whooping cough and measles, which can all have devastating effects.

Many parents feel guilty when their baby has an injection - but remember, the pain is over very quickly and babies won't remember it.

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