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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Helping Your Young Child Through An MRI

by Carla Hudson

MRIs can be scary for both children and adults. However, most adults know why it is necessary to lie perfectly still, while children tend to not understand. This can lead to a lot of wiggling, which can result in the test taking a really long time as the child's parents try to reason with him or her and get him or her to lie still. Here are some tips for helping prepare your child for an MRI so that you don't have to go through this process while the procedure is supposed to be getting done.

1. Practice Staying Still

The first thing that you need to do is practice staying still for two to five minutes with your child. This can be tremendously difficult. You can talk to your child about counting to a really high number while he or she is staying still to take her mind off of it. You can talk about how your child can sing songs or make up stories in his or her head. You can show your child videos on the Internet called the "Mannequin Challenge," which are videos taken by famous people, regular people, and even dogs, staying perfectly still. All of this can help making staying still a lot more bearable and therefore a lot more feasible for your child.

2. Move Onto Staying Still for Longer

The next thing that you need to do is further increase how long your child can stay still for. You should use TV shows or other watchable media for this. Tell your child that he or she can watch extra TV today, but the condition is that he or she needs to stay perfectly still while he or she is watching. Watch the show or movie with your child and every time your child moves, pause the movie. This will help your child identify times when he or she is moving when he or she doesn't realize it. Start the movie again when your child is perfectly still. This will help build your child's endurance for this.

3. Explain the Procedure

Finally, be sure that you explain the procedure to your child so that he or she is not scared when he or she goes in. An anxious kid is going to be a wiggly kid, so it's best that he or she feels confident going in.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in MRI procedures for kids.