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Child life

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When prepping a child for an IV, I think this would be a great idea to let the patients pump liquid through the IV in hopes of feeling more comfortable with it.

Painful medical procedures are difficult to cope with. As a Certified Child Life Specialist, my role is to prepare children for new experiences while providing a coping plan. I had the opportunity to support my own son for a routine blood test this week. He was quite nervous when his pediatrician mentioned it and I […]

Guest Post: How Child Life Services Helped our NICU Experience — Dose of Play

Guest Blog Post by Emily Jasinowski, mother of Mason and Arlo and Little Birch Blogger It’s an understatement to say that our son’s NICU journey was difficult on our family. Our worried hearts were wrapped around his health and well being, new diagnoses that dropped out of nowhere,

Tips for Doctor Visits on the Tiny Docs Blog - CHILD LIFE COOPERATIVE

This past week I had the honor of writing a guest blog for Tiny Docs. Tiny Docs is a relatively new organization (started in 2015) which creates fun and child-friendly cartoons relating to the healthcare experience. Parents are empowered to

What is a Child Life Specialist and How Do They Help Your Family? | Meg Foundation

What is a child life specialist? So glad you asked! It’s a question that everyone interested in improving kids’ medical experiences should be asking.

Ways to Help Prepare a Child for Their Sibling's Surgery

One thing I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy: Preparing a child for surgery. If you have other children, help them prepare for their sibling's surgery.

What is blood made of A hands on science demonstration 300x508 Human Body Activities for Kids

Learn about our bodies with these human body activities for kids! All of these ideas are hands-on way to explain the body's systems and functions for kids.

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Six tips for teaching kids to swallow pills

For many children, taking medicine is literally a tough pill to swallow. At UC Davis Children’s Hospital, child life specialists teach kids this new skill of swallowing pills, when liquid medicine and chewable tablets are not options. The team shares six tips.