Make Circumcision A Less Stressful Experience For Your Child
So, your kid will soon undergo circumcision and as a parent, you’re quite concerned for their safety and health. Not like other emergency surgeries done to patients, elective surgery is something that’s not needed to be done immediately rather, you’re given with a schedule on when the procedure will take place. You as a parent can have a sigh of relief as it means that you have more time to prepare your child but for him, it only gives him more reason to feel anxious.
Well the good thing is that, there are few steps that you may do for your child to feel less anxious and more comfortable of the procedure. Providing them valuable information about the treatment and trying to explain it in a way that their minds will grasp is the key to help them prepare for the circumcision.
Following are tips to do it.
Tip number 1. Explain what the procedure is for and to how it is performed – the main reason why children are scared of this medical procedure is that, they don’t any idea on what’s going to happen. The best way you can do to help your child feel better is to talk them the procedure, explain what is going to happen and let them question you.
Odds are, they’ll be more worried about the pain they will feel and thus, it is crucial to reassure them that they will not feel any since they’ll be asleep or numbed during the circumcision.
Tip number 2. Tell them that you’ll be beside them the whole time – there are so many kids who are scared to be left on their own. This is the main reason why it is extremely important to assure them that you will not leave their side when the circumcision is done.
After all, a lot of hospitals these days are very accommodative to parents which let them stay with their kids all the time so this isn’t going to be a problem.
Tip number 3. Give your kid something to look forward – to be able to make the idea of having a circumcision more appealing, be sure to give your kiddo something that they’ll look forward to after the surgery. Basically this can be anything similar to family vacation, a trip to local theme park, a toy they want for long or just about anything to motivate them. Keep in mind, it does not matter what treat you’ll give him, what matters most is that you’re giving them something to look forward to.
Your child will be able to be prepared for the procedure as you follow these tips.