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    I vaguely remember seeing something about having to either not wear mcns after immunisations for a period, or wash them in a special way.

    Is this true? Any details please, my DD has never worn a disposible, would hate to start just because of immunisations


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    I would assume that it has something to do with any of the vaccines that include a component that can become active and cause disease. It can be excreted in urine, so a baby with a disposable nappy would be just throwing it out, whereas an mcn might need washing in a certain way to ensure all the disease is killed.

    Although, that's just based on my vaccine and science knowledge. I don't use mcn's or vaccinate, so don't take my word for it
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    I just wash as normal, but if you're worried about live disease like rotavirus, just do a canestan rinse.

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    thanks, I didn't know anything when she had her 6 weekly ones so didn't do anything different, although saying that, I think she spat out all of her rotavirus anyway.

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    I specifically asked and was told it was fine to keep using cloth. My understanding is that its specifically pooey nappies that are the problem. I just made sure I washed that day's nappies at the end of the day, rather than maybe every second day, and then lay them over the line so they got lots of lovely sunshine. Just don't forget to wash your hands really thoroughly after putting them in the machine.

    I've done this for all three of my girls and never had a problem

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    Yep just wash the pooey ones separately and give them a good line dry. There is a smallish chance that rotavirus can pass through their poo for up to a week afterwards. We're in the same boat at the moment.
    Well done on never using a spossie. Very impressive IMO

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    well thrre you go. I never did anything special or different with Spocks immunisations

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    I would assume that you would need to be careful after your child having any live attenuated vaccines. These vaccines can in some cases still cause disease and include the varicella (chickenpox), rotavirus and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccines. It's recommended not be around immune-compromised people after having those vaccinations as it can cause infection of the disease.

    I would suggest doing whatever you usually do if you child is ill. I don't use MCN's, but I imagine you can sanitise them in the wash (by themselves) with the hottest water possible. I think I've read that the hot setting on dryers sanitises most clothing. And the sun/UV light must be a great sanitiser

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ Mylitta ~ View Post
    These vaccines can in some cases still cause disease and include the varicella (chickenpox), rotavirus and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccines. It's recommended not be around immune-compromised people after having those vaccinations as it can cause infection of the disease.
    I've never heard this before except for the Rotavix (prevents gastro) which has a low chance of being excreted and can be prevented by hand washing and good hygiene for up to a week after. While the child may have some reaction to the other vaccines it's my understanding that they are not infectious to others but the child may display some symptoms of the disease as the body is developing its immunity. If your baby is ill then it isn't recommended to vaccinate until they are better.

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