So, Newbie had his 4 mo check-up and they ask all the annoying questions at first. The nurse gave me the side eye for -bedsharing -sleeping on side -breastfeeding at night -not counting feedings and wet/dirty diapers I kind of already wanted to give her the finger by the time she left for her snide comments.
Doctor came in. She also did all of the above things with her own kids. Recommended delaying solids until 7 mo and mentioned BLW. LOVE her!!
The grumpy nurse comes back for vaccinations. At this point I suddenly remember this nurse and how I said she would NEVER give my kid shots again! She gave them to DS1 once before. She pulls the baby (my tiny 4 mo old) to the end of the table (which hits me right under my boobs and she isn't much taller) and with his little spine curved half off the table, sticks his legs between hers (like in her crotch!) This is how she holds kids to give shots!! Their legs are straight out and tensed up with their little backs on the edge of the table! (It's wooden too, with a puffy leather center.)
I scooped my baby up after freeing him (he had red marks on his legs!) and told her that I didn't like that method and he would get shots laying on the table. She told me that was how she gave shots and didn't know another way. I told her, "I'm not trying to be rude or mean, but if you can't, then please find someone else to do it." She yelled "Are you SERIOUS?!" and literally stomped out the door. A cheery nurse came in and gave him his shots after that.
So, my question is, have you ever seen this shot holding method before?? And would you say something about it to the pedi next time?