Blood Draws

Blood Draws can be very traumatic, both to child AND parent! Over the years parents learn little tricks to make the process go a bit more smoothly.

Use Emla on the area 45 minutes BEFORE blood is to be drawn. It's a prescription medication that your doctor can prescribe. This numbs the skin so that the poke isn't nearly as painful. Some kids even say they don't feel it at all.

Bring a distraction, like a special toy or book.