Make a Plan
Think about the choices you can let your child make. Giving him some control over the experience will help him stay calm and involved. Look in the procedure pages for ideas of choices to offer, and discuss them with your child.
Plan a Reward (When Necessary or Appropriate)
Many hospitals have reward boxes/treasure boxes from which children can choose a small gift after their procedure. If your hospital does not have this, consider bringing a small treat that is appropriate for the situation.
Be careful to present this treat as a celebratory reward after the procedure. Do not use it as a bribe as this is very unhelpful and can cause greater upset when used in future appointments.