Experts share strategies to reduce pain in child vaccinations

Experts share strategies to reduce pain in child vaccinations

Parents can help make vaccinations less painful for their children by requesting their pediatrician provide topical anesthetics in advance or by using distracting strategies such as breast-feeding for those younger than age 1 and reading stories or blowing bubbles for older youths, experts said. Parents can also make vaccinations easier for their children by preparing them beforehand, experts said.

The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (10/3)