In this video, Su Laurent gives some useful tips for new parents, such as vaccination.
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In a satiation with Silver Cross. Wendy Turner: Hello and welcome to Baby Talk on the Baby Channel. I’m delighted to be join today by Su Laurent, consultant Pediatrician and Baby Channel medical advisor. Today she has to have to answer all your baby related questions. Our first question comes from Linda Elidel. Linda Elidel: Hi, I’m Linda. This is Aden, he is six months old with, would you take an MMR in an other six months, is it better to have single vaccines. Su Laurent: The first thing to say is that the Single vaccines are definitely not bad in fact they worse in the triple vaccine. There has been an enormous amount of research now, as I’m show you about what MMR because obviously there will some anxiety raised quite a while ago now about MMR and clearly if there was going to be any kind link with autism we have to make sure that was eliminated. There is no link with all this is whole about disease at MMR this has been shown through out the world. Therefore the MMR its serve as a triple vaccine is completely safe to give. Single vaccines, the suggestion of a single vaccine are based on absolutely no evidence at all it was just a whim suggesting single vaccines might be better. Wendy Turner: We really do the did a awful amount of down into then it were indented? Su Laurent: I think so, I think so because actually as a result people not giving themselves, giving their children MMR. They have been more cases of measles and more cases of mumps. You have seen quite a lot of months recently and the single vaccines clearly or actually worst in terms of quality than that triple vacancies and its prefer that all three of my children of MMR. Windy Turner: Yes, my two boys have had, in fact we have in the hesitation really about giving MMR vaccine it might be quite interesting to explain how serious it can be if your child contracts one of those diseases. Su Laurent: Well, it is very important to explain that because many people say what’s the big problem and the answer is with most children who get measles or mumps or rubella. It’s the elements, which is self limiting and they get better but measles makes a child very, very miserable and there is a risk of getting something called cephalitis, which is inflammation of the brain with the measles as far as, as a result of the some children all left brain damage or even die. The mumps as far as, the main link with the mumps as far as I think men will identify with his infertility and if we certainly seen a few teenage boys recently, who had very, very painful testicles and a risk as result of the getting infertility and also diabetes is linked with mumps as well. Rubella of course we use to see in a full lot of rubella and babies, when we contracted to better in pregnancy, we are not seeing that anymore but clearly would be very worried about that retuning. Windy Turner: Okay, so get the MMR vaccine is the answer to that Linda. Thank you very much. Okay, let’s go dwell into the post bag back once more. Jess: Hi there I’m Andy Jess Hailey: I’m Hailey and this is Toela and she is 19 months old and we’re experiencing big problems with her sleeping, she doesn’t go sleep on her own and Andy has to take her in the car in order to just to get a sleep, so as an alternative to control crying, which we don’t agree with. We want if you could help at all until it’s another way to get how to sleep thank you. Su Laurent: Jess and Hailey you have my sympathy. Windy Turner: They have everyone’s sympathy I think. Su Laurent: Exactly, it’s a very tough one and its very difficult to 19 months to go from where you are now to, where you want to be and the problem of course is that your child is got into the habit of going to sleep by being around and you need to gave from where you are now to a good sleep habit if I was using the word more and more, more to them sleep hygiene which means how many hate that ones was a good, what that means is getting it to really good sleep habits for preparation for bed.