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Reduce your child’s pain and distress at needle time!

A few weeks ago I published my first post about using Buzzy when your child is getting a needle. I have been inundated with emails asking me to ‘show’ you how to use Buzzy. It hadn’t occurred to me to make a video for you all until a friend of […]

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Try this ridiculously simple step for a happier doctor visit

‘I’ll go! I’ll have my needles first! I want the first one in my left arm!” That was my daughter when she had some needles at four years old. Most kids don’t react that way. By that age, they have already worked out that needles are scary, they hurt, and […]

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I think my child is suffering medical trauma: a parent asks

Dear Brooke, I just read your article on restraints in medical procedures and trauma in children. My son was retrained as he needed his eyes flushed. I feel like a horrible failure of a mother for letting them. He was screaming and crying for me to stop them for the […]

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The amazing drug free approach to reducing pain in painful medical procedures

If you could remove or greatly reduce the pain your child feels when getting needles without medication would you? Well, you can! Learn a simple technique that can remove your child’s pain without medication.Advocated by child psychologists, this technique is used by some of the world’s leading…

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Helping a child overcome their fear of needles

Dear Brooke,
Our daughter is saying she won’t go for her next vaccinations (3 ½ years old). She is strong willed and persuasion isn’t, so far, getting me anywhere. She isn’t going into her reasons. I’d be very interested in any tips you have on what to do, please.
From Bess.

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Don’t thank the nurse!

Jack (4 years old) needed an injection. He was scared. I explained to him the different places on his body that the injection could go so that he could choose. He chose his arm. Despite being given a choice about the location, he remained nervous. I noticed a tear trickle down his face…

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