Immunizations-making it easier

4.3.2018

BE THERE FOR YOUR CHILD DURING IMMUNIZATIONS

BEFORE IMMUNIZATIONS:     

Infants:
·    Bring your child's immunization record if needed
·    Read Vaccine Information Statements
·    Ask any questions
·    Bring along a favorite toy or blanket
·    Stay calm-your baby will pick up your feelings
·    A parent's love makes all the difference

Toddlers:
·    All above, plus
·    Reassure your child honestly if they ask. .“It might sting but it will only last a few seconds”
·    Never threaten your child with shots. “If you are not good, I will have the nurse give you a shot.”
·    Encourage older siblings to reassure and not scare your toddler.






DURING AND AFTER IMMUNIZATIONS:

Infants:
·    Distract and comfort by breastfeeding
·    Touching soothingly and talking softly
·    Making eye contact as you smile at him/her

Toddlers:

·    Holding your child securely in your lap
·    Talking or singing with your child
·    If they are used to mobile devices, music with or without earphones, apps on smart phones
·    Encouraging your child to take deep breaths to “blow out” the pain
·    Bring a favorite toy or new toy to distract
·    Bring a favorite book, or tell your child a favorite story
·    Distract by pointing out items or pictures in the room
·    Allow your child to cry; don't force him/her to be brave. Reassure your child all is OK.
·    Give praises, hugs or a “surprise”
·    Ask your provider for advice on using a non-aspirin pain reliever


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