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BabyIt’s that time of year again – school vaccinations and possibly a vaccination in preparation for the onslaught of the winter flu season.  Let’s face it – the worst thing for a parent is thinking of any kind of pain for their precious little ones! Marice, a mother of two and part of our design team, passed on a trick she has used over the years and says that it works like a charm to lessen the initial “ouch!”

Try this for babies and toddlers: Right as the nurse is beginning to stick them, gently blow in their face.  Although Marice did not know why it works, it seems to distract the child just enough for the nurse to administer the vaccine.  By the time they look to see what happened, it’s all over!  

For older kids (and adults, by the way):  Have them take a deep breath and blow it out as they get the shot.  Make sure they don’t hold their breath – you don’t want them to pass out!

After that…a kiss and a hug works wonders!

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