Keep your vaccine schedule handy and updated. Your child needs you to take care of her needs.

While still in the maternity ward, babies are usually given two vaccines: against Hepatitis B and the BCG vaccine, which protects against tuberculosis (this one, in fact, leaves a little mark on the baby’s arm for the rest of their life).

BabyHome understands that each family is entitled to making their own choices and are responsible for them, but maintains that vaccines are the number one defense tool against a series of diseases that can not only drastically hinder the development of your child’s motor and intellectual skills, but also lead to premature death. Vaccinating is an act of love, also for your neighbor.

During their first years of life, your child will need to take many – really, a lot – of vaccines, according to the following chart recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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