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woud you take your 5 year old... Mommy|Of2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Canada 3028 posts
12th Nov '12

Would you take your 5 year old with you to donate blood?



Obviously not to have her donate because she's WAY to young.. lol
Just for her to see me donate because I think it might be a good thing for her to experience but DH thinks it might scare her.



I've done it a few times already so I know I'm not a fainter, I always feel fine after so I'm not worried about that. :)

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
12th Nov '12

I don't have a 5 year old, he's 2, but I wouldn't take him only because he's been hospitalized and had blood work done a handful of times. Any vision of a needle makes him flip his shit.

Mommy|Of2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Canada 3028 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting Mann Makin' Mama[BBM]:" I don't have a 5 year old, he's 2, but I wouldn't take him only because he's been hospitalized and had blood work done a handful of times. Any vision of a needle makes him flip his shit."


Awww :( poor little guy.



DD hasn't ever had blood drawn or been hospitalized. She doesn't really have a fear of needles but then she never really gets them..

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3821 posts
12th Nov '12

I would take her! This may sound weird but I take my 2yo w me when I have to get bloodwork done (I just had a miscarriage on 10/17/2012 so I've had to have it done every week for the past month and a couple times the first 2 weeks!!!) He watches and just says "mommy ouch" lol so yea anyways I would take a 5yo to give blood, I think its awesome to give kids experiences like this so they arent so scared themselves :)

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
12th Nov '12

My 4 year old went with me when I got bloodwork done at the doctor, and she didn't look until the nurse had the thing in. She looked for a second, asked if it hurt and I told her no and she said ok and covered her eyes again. She never mentioned it after it was done.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
12th Nov '12

My daughter went with my parents when she was 5. She was just excited they gave her cookies

Nicole:) 2 kids; Texas 473 posts
12th Nov '12

Ya my 3 yr old has gone with me when I needed blood work done, he was fine just curious and asked a ton of questions

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
12th Nov '12

Why not?
Its just donating blood. lol

Mommy|Of2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Canada 3028 posts
12th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Coupon Lady:</b>" Why not? Its just donating blood. lol"</blockquote>




DH thinks its stupid to begin with so he pulled out a bunch of excuses as to why she shouldn't go.
So I was curious if others took their LOs with them. :)