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Health Tip: Ease Your Child's Worry During Vaccinations

Health Tip: Ease Your Child's Worry During Vaccinations

(HealthDay News) -- Lots of young children dread getting routine shots, triggering worry among their parents.

So what can you do to ease your youngster's stress? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

  • Pack a favorite toy, book or blanket to help calm your child.

  • Distract and comfort your child by cuddling, singing or talking softly.

  • Smile and make eye contact with your child. Let your child know that everything is ok.

  • If possible, hold your child firmly on your lap.

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