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"You Got This, Man": Dad Comforted His 2-Month-Old In The Cutest And Funniest Way After He Got His First Shots

November 19, 2018 10:19

When a baby gets his first shots, a little crying afterwards seems inevitable. But vaccines are needed to keep babies safe, so parents have to come up with ways to comfort their crying little ones. Every parent has a different approach, but what this dad from Georgia did takes the cake!

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Dad comforts his crying baby son in the cutest way

Antwon Lee, a dad from Warrenton, Georgia, took his 2-month-old son, Debias King, to the doctor’s to get his first shots. Antwon didn’t want his son to be in any pain at all, but he knew the pricks would hurt a little and Debias would cry, so he did his best to console him.

Speaking to People, the dad recalled the experience:

I felt kind of scared a little bit, I knew he was going to go through some pain. I had to figure out a way to comfort him, and the day before, I talked to him and said if he needed to cry, go ahead and cry. That morning when we got there, and I let him know again it was okay to cry.

When Antwon and his partner, Shamekia Harris, got to the pediatrician’s office, the dad sat with little Debias in his arms and gave him a pep talk. He told his son, "you got it, man," and urged him to "stay strong."

As the boy got his shots, Antwon held and comforted him. He was so consumed by the experience that he didn’t even notice that Shamekia was filming them. He later posted the video on Facebook, where a staggering number of people watched it. The video garnered more than 17 million views!

Here are some of the comments:

How to comfort your baby after a shot

Antwon did an amazing job comforting his son, but there are some other ways to comfort your crying baby after he gets a shot. KidsHealth recommends the 5S method:

  1. Swaddle the baby right after he gets the shot. Or, you can swaddle him before the shot, leaving his legs uncovered for the vaccination.
  2. Put the baby on his side or stomach.
  3. Make shushing sounds in the baby’s ear.
  4. Swing the baby in your arms or a baby swing.
  5. Give the baby something to suck (a pacifier, bottle, or breast).

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Your baby is going to cry a little in any case after the shots, but these tips can help him calm down a lot faster!

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