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What can I do to make things easier for my child when getting an IV?

To make things easier for your child when getting an IV, suggest that your child try the following:
  • do something else, or look at something else like an iPad, movie, or book
  • watch or look away
  • sing or count
  • take deep breaths or blow bubbles
  • visualization
This content originally appeared on the Alliance for Kids website.

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