May 012019
You Can’t Child Proof Everything, But Vaccines Can Help

This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Choosing to vaccinate our children was something that we felt would help protect them in the long run. It’s like giving them that superhero cape or a protective shield they always wanted to defend themselves from harm. In this case, it’s from preventable childhood diseases.

That’s how we’ve made the connection for our boys, and now we do our best to protect our one-year-old daughter through vaccinations until she’s older to understand their purpose.

Understanding The Nature Of Vaccines

By educating ourselves on the types of necessary vaccines, we’ve been able to better understand the need for them. When we had our firstborn, we made sure we were on top of all of his vaccines and even spaced them out.

We can’t say the same for our second child. During the time of his birth my husband was starting a new job. It became difficult to make time for the doctor’s office visits. Fortunately, our local pediatrics office worked with us to give him the ones he needed to catch up on.

With time, and three kids later, we’ve been able to improve our schedules to help stay on track of our children’s vaccines. Not only has this benefit our own children, but also those they encounter at school, local parks and even at places we visit on a daily basis.

When you choose to vaccinate, you’re also protecting those around you. In fact, you’re building on your child’s immune system when you expose them to vaccines and protect their siblings as well.


Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.


Reader Comments

  1. Every child should be vaccinated! It’s so important to their health and to to the health of everyone around them. We now have a huge outbreak of mumps because people decided they didn’t need to vaccinate.

  2. I know this subject can be controversial for many people. I like that you made your points and reasonings and I think that it is important to be able to voice your opinion (any opinion) when it comes to how you want to take care of your own child. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I love this and totally agree. Vaccinations are VITAL and I am a firm believer in the importance of childhood vaccinations. Such a great post to raise awareness of this.

  4. Absolutely the vaccines are very important and so many diseases are coming back because of who says the opposite!

  5. I really appreciate your blogpost on this important topic when there is so much on anti vaccines and most of it is misinformation. I strongly support vaccination. By this way, not your child but people around them are saved from so many diseases that were fatal or Serious earlier.

    1. I think this is a very hot topic. I think as parents is important to do what we feel is right for our child. Whether that is to vaccinate or not.

  6. I’m not an anti-vaxxer at all, but I do believe that we need SAFER vaccines. The blanket liability waiver for vaccine manufacturers, the money in big pharma, and the lack of double blind placebo controlled studies leads to distrust and just fosters the environment for the anti-vaxx movement. There are public safety concerns yes, and I understand strongly suggesting vaccines and even bans for non-compliance in certain cases, but I cannot agree with that until we acknowledge that yes, sometimes vaccines cause injury and often cause problems such as autoimmune issues, etc…

  7. This is so important, not only to keep our own children safe, but to keep others safe as well! We just had a daughter (she’s 1-month-old) and so we are JUST now taking her out in public so that we could protect her as much as possible. I’ve been much more conscious of washing my hands and sanitizing things since she arrived 🙂

  8. I don’t have kids, but if I did, I would absolutely vaccinate them. Unvaccinated children can harm so many in the community if there were an outbreak. Just look at what’s happening with all of the outbreaks. There is no good reason to put a community at risk like that.

  9. I am so much more concerned with my kidsa now than I used to be. So important that they have a complete vaccines as early as they were born,. Every mom should be aware of this.

  10. This is such an important topic right now! When you choose not to vaccinate your kids you’re also putting others’ children at risk. Suddenly the world becomes a much scarier place. We can avoid that altogether with vaccinations!

  11. It’s hard to imagine how many parents out there are not giving vaccine to our kids. And some of these terrible diseases are returning as a result. Just not a good thing.

  12. There really is no excuse not to vaccinate. You can see the effects of mis-information out there that is causing a rise in Measles, a disease we had eradicated.

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