4) How can I best help my child during this procedure?
Child Life Specialist may accompany you and your child. You can work with them to blow bubbles and use distraction toys.
Music, lollipops and therapeutic touch are also helpful. Sometimes parents like to put a flavored lip balm on the child’s
lips to minimize the smell.
5) May I hold my child during the procedure?
The Child Life Specialist may teach you
positioning for comfort. This encourages caregivers to hold their child on their lap facing them or lay down with their child
on the treatment table or bed to help them hold still. As long as the child’s head is accessible to the technician, then by
all means, it is helpful, especially for babies, young children under 6 years old, and developmentally delayed children. Some
places have posters or photos with recommended positioning.
6) When should I use the restroom?
Try to go before
the procedure starts so that you may accompany your child throughout.