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    Quote Originally Posted by mckel View Post
    Emla patch from the chemist x
    I've got these but I've read that they can make the vein harder to get to... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcorset View Post
    I've got these but I've read that they can make the vein harder to get to... ?
    The pathology clinic we went to said not to use it as it can take 30-60 minutes to really work and you won't know where they'll take the blood from til you get there so you can't put it on beforehand. You'll potentially then have to have them look at the veins to decide which arm to use then put the cream on and wait around for it to kick in before having the test done (all while anticipation increases).

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    Default Blood test for 3 year old

    I have to have blood tests a lot and my 2 yo DS usually has to come with me so he's seen me do it quite a lot which helps. He's had 2 blood tests and needs another soon and he's been perfectly fine.
    The last one he sat on my lap after I had my bloods done and he was quite fascinated by the needle/tube syringe etc and just watched them do it. I held his other arm too just I case but he was more interested in what they were doing to him. Afterwards he got lots of praise and they stuck a load of peppa pig bandaids all over him and he was good to go.

    Personally I find injections to be far more painful than blood tests so I've always been more worried about jabs!

    Try not to be anxious as it can heighten their fear. It's over quickly and if you have a nice treat or outing for them after they will forget quickly if it upsets them a bit. The phlebotomists are always good at it and they know how to deal with and distract the little ones. Good luck
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