Toddler Tips

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Cold and flu season means more visits to the dreaded pediatrician (unless he gives out lollipops, that is).  And your child might be a bit frightened to see the doctor.  So what’s a mom to do with a sick, scared kid?  Here are 5 tips to help you help your child.

1.  Educate in simple language.  The unknown is scary.  Explain to the best of your abilities (and in kid-friendly language) what your child will experience.  Not sure?  Don’t be afraid to ask the nurse what general procedures might be performed.  And don’t beat the subject into the ground; you might cause more anxiety.