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How did you explain getting blood drawn?

She has to get a lead test and hasn't had blood drawn for awhile. How do you explain well enough that they don't totally lose it when they realize that the blood comes from inside and will be taken away?


Asked by Jademom07 at 12:43 PM on May. 14, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Why not just say, "the nurse is going to take a little of your blood to test it and make sure you're OK"? If you don't show any anxiety about it, you communicate that it's no big deal and nothing to be anxious about.

    Answer by SWasson at 12:50 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • Explaining might not do any good because it's difficult to understand.

    What if you let them take a vile of blood from you first, in front of her so she can see that it's not so bad?

    Answer by Laila-May at 12:45 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • my dd has only had to have her finger pricked so i just tell her they will do a little pinch and get some blood to make sure you're not sick..that's good enough for her & she's almost 4

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:45 PM on May. 14, 2010