Thursday, August 16, 2007

Helpful Tip Thursday

It's a bad, bad idea to take a four year old to the State Fair after receiving immunization shots in her leg. We had to rent an ancient, undoubtedly germ-ridden stroller from the fair because her legs hurt. By the time we left the fairgrounds, her leg had stiffened up so much that she couldn't walk. And I had to carry her the five blocks to the car.

It was 92 degrees and stiflingly humid. We spent $21 on water alone.

Fun times.


Patti said...

great tip...

here from manic!

Andrea said...

A lady I work with told me to start putting vicks vapo-rub on the shot site afterwards to help keep it from being stiff and sore. I didn't do it for the 4 month shots, and Tree Faerie screamed any time you moved or touched her legs, at least until I rubbed them down with baby vicks. I decided to go ahead and do it immediately (or about an hour) afterwards for the 6 month shots and she didn't complain at all. I don't know how well it would work for older kids, but it's at least something to try.

Cmommy said...

The food prices at fairs (and movies) are outrageous!

I take a shot each week for MS and I've begun to have residual soreness from the injection sites; I'll test Andrea's idea!

Mom In Scrubs said...

Hey, I'm starting to wonder if it's just a bad idea to take a 4-year-old to the fair on a hot day...shots or not!

Next year I might have to boycott the fair.