I just didn't want my daughter to get the shots all at once not because I buy into any mercury theories. I actually wanted to follow my own immunization schedule because I'm an old school parenting kind of gal. And I know developmentally I turned out okay. There is no reason you have to get them all at once it's just an easier schedule when you are considering people who do not have access to widespread healthcare. You do need to follow a timeline for some of them when they are repeat vaccines. Once my daughter was hitting milestones the vaccines were getting less in volume anyway so I just went back to the recommended schedule. I feel she didn't spike the high fevers that many other people reported probably because she didn't have that many at one time.
There are many times you are going to disappoint your kiddo or not be able to do "what's best." I went back to work when she was 6mos with at home care. She went to a full time preschool at age 1. So being able to take the paid leave to take her to the doctors was for me an extra step in her care. Some people take their extra step with baby wearing, co-sleeping, extended bf, mommy & me groups. This was just my schtick. That and no TV until 2. Even then it's limited!
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