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How to Prepare a Child for Stitches

Author: Amanda Lascelle, MedSchoolForParents.com Expert
Top Tips from Amanda Lascelle, medschoolforparents.com Expert:


  • Be honest with your child
  • Explain why your child needs stiches
  • Tell your child their job is to stay still
  • Give her the choice of distraction such as reading or watching TV
  • Hold his hand for a reassuring touch
  • Tell the staff how you plan to help your child cope


Updated: 03/08/2017

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