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 […]
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.
The great news is, there are several steps you can take to make your child 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.
Here are some tips that can help you do it.
Tip number 1. Explain what the procedure is for and to how it is performed – the primary reason why there are a lot of children are scared of this medical procedure is the fact that they do not know what to expect. 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.
There’s a chance that they will be more concerned about the pain and as a result, it is vitally important to ensure them that they won’t feel a single pain since they’ll be asleep or numbed while the circumcision is carried out.
Tip number 2. Tell them that you’ll be beside them the whole time – there are lots of kids who are scared to be left on their own, what more in unfamiliar places. This is the reason why it is vitally important to reassure them that you’ll be with them the whole time when the circumcision is being 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. Always remember that the treat is not what important here, it is that they are looking forward for the procedure because of that motivation you’ve given them.
Your child will be able to be prepared for the procedure as you follow these tips.