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Infant-Toddler Distractions

Distraction is a way to capture a child's attention and reduce distress during procedures through developmentally appropriate techniques. Distraction helps your child focus on something other than the pain and/or anxiety. Before a procedure, your child can help decide what technique to use. If time allows, practice the technique with your child.


Infant/Toddler - Age 0-2

  • singing
  • visual and auditory toys
  • puppets
  • peek-a-boo
  • bubbles
  • rattles
  • rocking
  • swaddling in a blanket
  • pacifier
  • holding

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