Want an awesome stocking stuffer for your kiddos that they’ll actually use and probably even THANK YOU FOR LATER THIS YEAR? Pick up a Buzzy or two.
The Buzzy is a cool little contraption that will make getting shots less painful for everyone.
It numbs the area where you (or your child) will get the shot, making it so you won’t feel the pain of the needle. Some people use it for itching, too, or even pain relief for pediatric and adult arthritis. Heck, even flu shots will be less dreaded with this little device.
The uses are endless.
To me, it’s a must for a child with diabetes or one who receives allergy shots.
The creator, Dr. Amy Baxter, is an Atlanta pediatrician who realized the pain a parent feels when their own child is getting shots—especially multiple shots at once, the way many vaccinations are currently given.
She invented the Buzzy for her own son and learned all kinds of things along the way, including the fact that many parents won’t give their children vaccinations because they fear needles themselves.
You can hear more about that in her TedX talk here.
It is very interesting how she compares what children went through years ago and what they go through now, and she points out her concerns over what she considers a growing public health concern.