Tips for taking toddlers to the hospital
Tuesday, 6 February 2018 | Mummy and Little Me
Top tips for taking a toddler to a hospital appointment from a CHD mum.
It seems going to the hospital is just second nature for us now. With Elijah having a lifelong heart condition we will have at least one annual appointment at the hospital, and this will continue for the rest of his life.
However, if you do not have an existing condition and do get a referral it can be hard to convince a toddler to play ball. Or sometimes even if they have had the same check up numerous time before they suddenly will kick off, leaving you a hot, slightly sweaty and stressed mess collapsed in the waiting room.
In previous experiences, dentist, GP, hairdressers and last years appointments, Elijah was not happy in fact he was hysterical, and the appointments didn’t go well. But, I had some success with a dentist check up and getting him to have the flu vaccine by taking him on my own, and preparing him for exactly what was going to happen. (NB- the haircut was an epic fail and we had to do it at home.)
So, here are my top tips on taking a toddler to a hospital appointment.
We had a very good check up which saw us being discharged from hospital until Summer 2019 and Elijah learnt not to be afraid of going for his appointment.
Next milestone is his pre-school boosters so wish me luck!
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