alternate vaccine schedule

posted in the third trimester too. looking for ad much info

if you are choosing an alternate schedule for vaccines, can you share what it looks like or provide any sites or references for a schedule you found helpful?

we are currently interviewing pediatricians and none are open minded about the alternate schedule. they have only provided me with the schedule that they recommend - which is the book taught, pharmaceutical company recommended schedule. we have a pediatrician interview this friday who I have been told is amazing with helping parents complete an alternate schedule. I'd like to go down with an idea to show him so we can go over what he recommends compared to what I feel is appropriate.

thanks mommies!
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By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 13, 2011
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
bump.. anyone doing this?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 16, 2011
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
we did our own schedule, mainly just one vaccine at a time, spaced out by a week or two. son is almost two and still has not had MMR. I have heard dr sears has a delayed vaccine schedule, I have not looked into it though.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 13, 2011
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
thanks for the reply. :) its seriously appreciated
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Aug 09, 2011
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
We used Dr Sears as well. We will be switching it up for this next one due to some side effects with certain vaccines our first got.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 13, 2011
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
I'm googling Dr. Sears and getting more information :)))))))
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 01, 2011
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
Ive read the dr sears schedule but for me personally it didn't seem much different from the CDC recommended schedule. With my first I waited until he was 2 yrs old and then got one at a time every 6 months until he was caught up. He was all good by the time he had to start kindergarten. It worked well for us so I'm doing this schedule again:)
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 13, 2011
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
thanks Jessie! I like that idea!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 28, 2010
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
I agree with Jessie. I did almost the same with my son. I started a little earlier though. But he only got one shot at a time and it was every six months. He's about to start kinder this fall and I have to admit that he will be one shot behind, (sometimes my son was sick during his scheduled visits and I opted not to get a shot at that time). But this was what I felt comfortable with. I'll be doing pretty much the same with my second son :)
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 08, 2011
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
In the dr sears vaccine book (just buy it) there are a few different schedules to pick from. Bare minimum, spread out, etc.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 16, 2011
Posted: on Mar 19, 2012
We will be doing the bare minimum and spacing them out. Not sure yet when we will be starting maybe around 4 to 6 months.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 13, 2011
Posted: on Mar 21, 2012
I'm really leaning towards only one at a time. now I just need to figure out what schedule would work best and timeline to start her out..
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 05, 2010
Posted: on Mar 21, 2012
Dr.Sears vaccine book is a great resource. We use an alternative vaccine schedule and only do one vaccine at a time. Our pediatrician supports our decision and our insurance company reimburses for shot only appointments.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 13, 2011
Posted: on Mar 21, 2012
pp - how cool about your insurance! i didn't even think to look into that. thanks for the info!

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