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. Unlike other emergency surgeries being done on patients, elective surgery is something that don’t need to be done as soon as possible instead, you’re scheduled for it and thus, you need to wait. This will give you enough time to prepare your kiddo for their upcoming surgery but for your kids, this only makes them more anxious about it.
Good news is that, you can make your child feel more comfortable of the upcoming procedure as there are steps available to make it possible. 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 few tips on how you can do so.
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.
Most likely, they will be more worried about the pain as they undergo circumcision and for that, it is your job as a parent to reassure them that they won’t feel any since they’ll be numbed or asleep during the procedure.
Tip number 2. Tell them that you’ll be beside them the whole time – kids are scared to be alone, what more if they’re left in unfamiliar places having to undergo a procedure. 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.
Majority of the hospitals are so accommodating to parents which allow them to stay with their kids all the time so this would not be a problem.
Tip number 3. Give your kid something to look forward – be sure that you give your child something that they’ll look forward to after the surgery to at least give them motivation to undergo circumcision and at the same time, make it look more appealing. This is just anything similar to family vacation, a trip to local theme park, a toy they want for long or anything that you know will motivate them. Remember that it doesn’t matter what you are going to give them, what matters most is that you have something they look forward to.
By following these tips, it can make your child feel more relaxed and prepared for his procedure.