Health Tip: Soothing the Shot

Making injections tolerable for kids

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(HealthDayNews) -- Children don't like to get injections. That's a fact.

So researchers at the University of Wyoming decided to find something that would keep the children distracted.

As reported in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, they took 80 preschoolers and divided them into three groups. One group was given pinwheels, the next was given party blowers and the third group, the control group, was given nothing.

After the shots, both children and parents were asked to rate the children's level of distress. Those who had the party blowers were the least upset by the shots, followed by those with pinwheels, followed by the control group.

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