Playing Doctors

J has his second MMR tomorrow. When they are little, their jabs hurt them for a little while, but they seem to forget quickly and they don’t really know what is happening. Now he’s older he knows exactly what’s going on and he doesn’t forget. At his 6 week jab, I didn’t think it could get any worse, but it does. I hate it.

So I’m trying a different tac tomorrow. J got a doctors kit for Christmas, which has a play syringe, so for a while we’ve been giving each other injections.

I’ve set up a doctors activity table for when he wakes up in the morning.


We’re gonna be doctors and help his teddies in the morning. I’m hoping it will help him understand a little bit more.

We have…
• Plasters
• Doctors kit
• Cotton wool
• Medicine boxes (yes the drugs have been taken out)
• Tissues
• Prescription pad
• Pencil
• Masking tape (instead of a bandage – I didn’t have one and needed to use stuff from around the flat).
• Empty aerosol can

I think I’m going to add a skeleton picture and some X-Rays.

Whilst at the doctors I think I will take one of his favourite books to read whilst it’s happening. Bubbles would be a better option, but I think I’m going to need all of my arms for holding him.

Looking online there are loads more ideas for doctor role play, but they will have to wait till he’s a bit older.

We’ll see if it works.


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