Children’s Mercy has a plan called the Comfort Promise that will help make your child’s needle procedure easier. A needle procedure could include a blood draw, a shot, or placing an IV.

This is the Comfort Promise from Children’s Mercy to you and your child:

  • We will offer a special medicine to numb your child’s skin before the needle procedure.
  • We will let your child sit up in a comfortable position with you supporting them.
  • We will help your child think about fun things during the needle procedure. We can use things like a book, a game or a video.
  • We will offer sugar water on a pacifier to babies or offer for moms to breastfeed during the needle procedure.

We promise to do everything we can to eliminate pain – one poke at a time.

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