Recently, my son had his two-month-old vaccinations. After 4 hours of being his smiley self, he started screaming and writhing in pain. My heart was breaking for him as he made it very clear that his legs were hurting. Neither of my girls had this problem before, so I was unprepared. I ran upstairs to find that I only had children’s rather than infant’s medicine. I couldn’t run out to the pharmacy because my 2 year old was napping. Thankfully, my sister-in-law is a pharmacist, so I called her and explained the dilemma while the baby screamed through the phone at her. She reminded me of one of my favorite websites that has a dosage conversion table for just this sort of an occasion. She told me the right dosage of children’s medicine and I relieved her from listening to the unbearable crying. Thanks to her and Dr. Sears, my boy was sleeping peacefully 15 minutes later.
If you haven’t already, bookmark AskDrSears.com It has anything that a parent could possibly need to know. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve had to look up the rash descriptions on the site.
The Sears family has published several helpful books. I particularly like The Pregnancy Book, The Birth Book, and The Baby Book. I have been wanting to get to The Vaccine Book. If you’ve read that one, let me know what you thought.