How to Prepare Your Child for an IV

How to Prepare Your Child for an IV

As a parent, seeing your child in a hospital or doctor’s office can be scary. If your child needs an intravenous (IV) line, it’s important to explain to your child what an IV is and why they’re getting one before a procedure takes place. Your guidance as a parent can make all the difference when your child receives an IV. Here are several talking points and tips to make the experience easier for your child:

Mom comforting daughter getting IV in hospital

As a parent, seeing your child in a hospital or doctor’s office can be scary. If your child needs an intravenous (IV) line, it’s important to explain to your child what an IV is and why they’re getting one before a procedure takes place. Your guidance as a parent can make all the difference when your child receives an IV. Here are several talking points and tips to make the experience easier for your child:

Mom holding child's hand after IV