Bubbles beat immunisation anxiety: survey

The simple trick of blowing bubbles has been revealed as the most commonly used technique for distracting infants and children during immunisations performed by nurses.

Despite expert advice recommending the use sucrose or topical analgaesia, a Victorian survey finds most immunisation nurses prefer to rely on distraction to reduce kids’ anxiety and distress. 

Bubbles topped the list when immunising toddlers and children, whereas colourful, noisy or