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Thsi may seem a strange question....but where on the body are babies supposed to get their needles? The first time I took my daughter they did it on her bottom,i'v just been back to take her for her 3rd lot and they did it in the top of her leg!
Is it normal to do that?? I'm not sure where she is supposed to get them.
I think that their bottoms or legs are the normal place until 1 year. Then their muscles are big enough in their arms to have them there.
I took ds the other day for his 12 months shots and he had one in each arm and one in the leg.
all my kids have had theirs in their legs ,, i didnt know some were given in their bottoms :confused:
My daughter has had all her needles in the top of her legs.
DS has his always in the tops of his legs.
Yep legs or the bum is normal tis fine either way :)
They will be uncomfy for a bit but if need be use a cold facewasher as a compress to ease the wound site as it may become a little red or swollen.
As wattle said they will then progress to their arms after 1yr old tis all to do with their muscles :)
Elysha had hers in her legs (2 in one one in other) with her 2 month shots
DS has had all of his in the tops of his legs
They are all normal places. They are the meatiest and therefore, will hurt bubs less and be more successful when injected.
I have had a needle in my leg and it is so much nicer than in the arm. It didn't really hurt! And it was a tetanus.:eek:
Thankyou all so much. You have really put my mind at rest!:smiliedance:
The glutes medius (bottom) is NOT recommended for children underr 18 months and contraindicated for children under 3 as the muscle mass in this area is under developed and there is in increased risk of siatic nerve injury and injury to the superior gluteal atery. Please don't anyone let their children of this age have an injection in the bottom.
The upper leg is the preferred site as it is a large muscle with no proximal nerves or blood vesles and a limited subcutaneous fat layer. The muscle is large and can absorb a larger volume of fluid.
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