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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 mine said, ‘Hey! I know this is easy for you but it isn’t for us! I’d like to actually see the Buzzy in action!’

I set about brainstorming how to make a video with a needle… and Buzzy

At first I thought about how I could ethically give my daughter an injection and film it showing Buzzy in action. Just kidding! I would never do that but there lies my problem… How do I do this?

I ended up releasing this video

It was launched on my Facebook site way back in February, 2016. It has been viewed by hundreds, if not thousands, of people! People are already seeing how gooooooood this could be in their own homes and have been asking where they can get their hands on one.
If you missed the video, watch on!

The key points are:

  • You really need to let your child play with Buzzy before the appointment. They need to be familiar with the feeling of the vibration.
  • The ice pack must be cold! It provides over 60% of the pain relief!
  • Buzzy’s vibration should be switched on just as the needle is about to go in. Any earlier and your child’s nerves will be ‘used to’ the sensation and the needle will be felt as per usual.

If you have a great experience with Buzzy, why not comment below and share it with us? I know there are plenty of parents and nurses that come along here wondering what it’s like in the real world.

Until next time…