My DD is nearly 4 and needs to get her immunization needle soon. We have talked about them in the past as she has a 21 month old brother who has obviously needed them (I have never taken her when he ever went for his though as he is a screamer at needles and I didn't want to scare her!) and we have a book that touches the subject to. Trouble is she is petrified and if I even mention that we will need to get it soon she tears up. I told her we will go just us and if she is a brave girl we will go to the shops after for a special snack and little present to.... This did nothing to persuade her it's ok! I've tried explaining it is like a little ant bite and will only hurt a little bit and be over very quickly.
How have others handled this?
I know you can get Emla cream patches to numb the area, has anyone used these? Not sure if she would believe me that they will work anyway! I think the build up to it all is going to be worse than the actual needle! I can just imagine us holding her down kicking and screaming!! Helllp!!