I used to be uncomfortable bringing my kids to their pediatrician. I said “used to” because for them going to the doctor means something painful is bound to happen, like a shot or ear cleaning for example. But through the years, and having 2 kids, I may have found a solution to keep them looking forward to their visits with the doctor.
During my time, nursing uniforms were just the plain old white ones. They were very dull and being surrounded by them made me feel scared too. But now my kids find the nurses intriguing because they come in different designs and color. Each scrub is unique and the colors make the kids feel more at ease. My daughter definitely likes nurses wearing pink and purple scrubs while my son goes straight to nurses in blue and green scrubs. As soon as they “find” their own nurse, they’d start calling out each character they’d find.
Hence, I'm glad that both my kids are done with shots for a while now. The last visit with the Pedia went well. My lil lamb chop did not cry when the doctor held her but she screamed when the nurse gave her a shot. She cried when she felt the needle in her skin and after that she was back to being playful again. She came home smiling and running not minding the four shots, and two band aids in both of her legs.