One of the trickiest parts of new baby health checks is getting the vaccinations right. Unfortunately, it is not a one-stop shop. The shot/dose schedule is very complicated and continues to change, so keeping up is not as easy as it sounds. Many of the vaccinations are grouped together in a variety of ways, depending on timing and the brands being used.
Celebrity doctor Jen Arnold, known to TLC fans as the other half of The Little Couple, is also a mom to two young children. The pediatrician says the biggest mistake parents make is not sticking to that vaccination schedule.
We spoke with Dr. Arnold about vaccinations, raising kids and where moms and dads can go to find help!
Be sure to bring your baby's vaccination log with you to appointments to show your pediatrician what vaccines have been given already. There's no harm in making sure everyone is on the same page.
Have more questions about baby vaccinations? Here are answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions. To find more helpful ideas and a printable vaccination schedule for your family, visit Baby Vax Facts.