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What can I do to make having blood drawn easier on my child?

To make having blood drawn easier on your child, try the following:
  • distraction, paying attention to something else
  • deep breathing or blowing bubbles
  • visualization
  • comfort position with caregiver
This content originally appeared on the Alliance for Kids website.

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