Top positive review
No more fear to see the doctor
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2018
I bought this book to help my 2 year old overcome her fear of visiting the doctor’s office. Once she started remembering that she was going to get vaccinated, she would cry at every appointment even during the physical check before her shots. The sight of a nurse would make her burst into tears!
After hearing a recommendation from a family member about this book, I thought I’d try it on my almost 2 year old before her 24 month doctor visit. We read it 2 days before her visit and it made a significant impact! We even brought it to her appointment and read it while we were waiting. She was so excited to get her heartbeat checked, her temperature taken, and to lie down on the bed. She was able to get through her appointment without freaking out and even handled a finger prick blood test without a budge or a tear! Now.. side note, she did end up crying when she got her vaccinations, but the big difference was she only cried after the shot and not before and through the whole process. Her apparent fear of her doctor’s visit was not an issue anymore and that was my main concern.
Some things I liked:
1. Includes usual parts of a routine doctor visit. (Waiting room, stethoscope check, weigh-in, measuring height, etc)
-This is so helpful because it’s relatable and helps your child anticipate their own appointment!
2. Overcoming shots
-This is gold right here. The main reason I bought this book was to show my daughter that shots are quick and she’ll be ok once she’s done.
-great incentive for your child when they have a doctor’s appt!