Article Diary - General Knowledge Digest

Taking the “OUCH” out of vaccination!

Here are some suggestions that can help make getting vaccines less painful for your child – and less stressful for you. Child with Toy

Stay calm.

Because children may be able to sense when you are upset or nervous, try to stay relaxed and calm while you are in the doctor's office. If you feel a little nervous, remember to take a few deep breaths.

Entertain your child.

It's a good idea to bring a storybook with you to the doctor's office. As the doctor or nurse gives your child a vaccine, read to your child in a soft, soothing voice. If you don't have a book, tell your child a story, make funny faces, or do something else that will keep your child smiling!

Stay close to your child.

Ask the doctor or nurse if you can hold your child or stroke your child's back during the vaccination. The gentle touch of a loved one may help to keep your child from getting upset.

Take your time.

If your child is upset after getting vaccinated, let him or her calm down for a few minutes before leaving the office. That way, your child won't be afraid to come see the doctor again.

3 (1)
Article Rating (1 Votes)
Rate this article
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
Smart Investing
Viewed 1613 times since Fri, Nov 13, 2009
Space Terms - Definitions & Glossary of Space Terms
Viewed 2862 times since Sat, Jan 16, 2010
Earth Day Quotes and Slogans
Viewed 1824 times since Wed, Apr 21, 2010
Cardiology Quiz - Cardiology Questions with Answers
Viewed 2555 times since Wed, Dec 30, 2009
Largest, Smallest, Highest and Longest in India
Viewed 2712 times since Fri, Jan 15, 2010
Important Days in History
Viewed 2919 times since Sat, Dec 26, 2009
Bal Thackeray Biography, Facts and Life Highlights
Viewed 2567 times since Sat, Nov 17, 2012
Scientific Terms and Meanings - Scientific Glossary Terms
Viewed 5847 times since Tue, Dec 15, 2009