A PEDIATRICIAN has shared what she uses to help with pain when she administers shots to children.
Niky, a mom herself, said it’s something every parent should have.
“This is not sponsored, this is just something I love and think everyone should have,” she said.
She lifted up the yellow object, revealed to be the Bionix ShotBlocker, $13, a device that helps to distract from the pain.
The pediatrician explained that although pain from shots is not the worst and only lasts for a few moments, those with kids know the struggle.
“Even for some adults who are really nervous about getting shots, it can be extremely helpful,” she said.
She showed off the pointy ridges on the yellow device: “They’re kind of sharp but not painful at all, the way it works is you put it where you get the shot and you press firmly, like this,” she said.
“It floods the sensory nerves in this area and distracts from the pain signal that comes from the needle poke that goes right here in the middle.
“For some, it takes away all of the pain, for others, it may not make that big of a difference.”
For her own children and for many others, however, she noted it made a world of a difference.
Parents and adults alike took to the comments to thank her for the advice.
“Me, a 33-year-old, buying one,” said one convinced commenter.
“I keep them in my purse and diaper bag so I always have them for appointments,” said one parent.
“As a pharmacist, I have parents coming in with these for their kids. Especially good for sensory kids, they don’t fear me anymore,” backed another viewer.