Medicines can help but there are also lots of other simple but effective things you can do to help prevent and manage your child’s pain.
Spending time with your child after surgery can help them feel safe and relaxed. Having you close by and knowing you won't leave them alone is very important for your child. If you have other children asking a friend or someone in your family to help keep your other children occupied can mean you can concentrate on your child who has been in hospital.
Reassuring and talking to your child about their pain can make them feel safer and calmer. Cuddling your child and making them comfortable can help them relax. Gently rocking or stroking your child if they have pain can be comforting. Reading stories or playing games can help take your child’s mind off their pain. Making sure your child gets a good night's sleep can also help. All of these simple things can help reduce their pain.