Many children don’t like to go to the doctor’s. A few get a little anxious, while some have serious meltdowns. Below you can find some tips so the doctor’s visit don’t have to be so dramatic. But not the baby gifts.
Make It Fun. Kids are frightened to visit the doctor’s because they do not know what to expect at the visit. So take some of the fear out of being unsure of what’s going to occur by reading books about what will happen at a dr’s office visit. There are numerous on the market today, but one favorite is “Froggy Goes To The Doctor by Doctor Jonathan London”. Another way to eliminate fear is to have your preschooler pretend to be a doctor. There are many toy medical kits available that will help your youngster pretend he’s a doctor. When he is playing tune in to what he is saying and doing to see if you can see where some measure of the anxiety is coming from and then later on you can reassure him to as what really takes place at the dr’s office.
Don’t use the health care professional as a disciplinary tool. Saying things like “be good or I’ll make the doctor give you a shot” increases your child’s anxiety about going to doctor, plus they view the dr as someone bad and not someone who helps them. Speak to your youngster before going for your visit and let them know exactly what will happen while he’s there. Even as adults the unfamiliar is way more frightening that reality. Whenever possible plan visits to the doctor whenever your child is well rested, avoid nap times as much as possible. Then treat yourself to high quality baby girl gifts.
Soothing Thoughts. The simplest way to keep your child relaxed at the doctor’s office is for you to remain calm. If you have an anxiety about doctors it is advisable to check that at the door, and concentrate on keeping your little one calm. Try and keep the appointment clear of nap times; this will help minimize some stress. When you are squeamish when involves all things medical then you should take along another adult who is able to be in the exam room. This must be someone the child likes, trust and who can be a soothing influence on the child if needed. .
Children and Shots. Just as every child differs so is every parent. So what works for one parent and child aren’t going to be the best thing for the next parent and child. When it comes to children and shots there are several ideas and theories. If you feel your child may not want to watch the doctor give them a shot, then it’s perfectly fine to keep them distracted. You can bring a favorite toy or discuss what fun things you’ll be doing after your dr’s visit. If your child is one of those that need to watch the doctor, then definitely let them watch. A lot of moms think that nursing thier baby while getting a shot could keep baby distracted. It isn’t really a good idea as the child may connect the shot and eating together. Most importantly is that you keep calm while the dr is examining and giving the child a shot. We do not want them picking up on our anxiety.
By spending some time and planning your child for what to anticipate, you can make the doctor’s appointment much smoother. Who knows over time it just might become one of your child’s favorite things do. PS Don’t forget to get some reallt nice baby bibs.