16:35 01 September 2010
Choosing whether to immunise your child can be one of the most distressing and worrying decisions for a parent to make, thanks to all the conflicting advice out there it's hard to know what to do for the best.
Even if you've decided to go ahead, your lingering anxiety can be picked up on by the child and result in a more traumatic experience for them.
It's natural to be worried, as, after all, no one likes to see their child in pain. However, the most important thing to remember is that immunisation only takes a moment, whereas the protection it gives your child lasts for years.
Here to offer practical advice and tips for you is expert Dr Miriam Stoppard.
Dr Miriam, as she is best known, has been at the forefront of the revolution in health information since she began her writing and broadcasting career in the early 1970s. Since that time she has become well-known to millions all over the world as a leading authority on parenting, child care, women's health, and many other crucial health issues.
In the following video, Dr Miriam Stoppard gives valuable advice to parents whose babies are about to go through the process, covering areas such as guilt and anxiety, stopping your child becoming fractious, and how to act in the consulting room, as well as how to act once the injections have been carried out and what to look out for:
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