PKU.com Community Discussion Forum Parent support Help Reply To: Help

#7257
Avatar of Amber
cjqa2007
Member

Its been awhile since I did it at home with my son and now I am back to doing it again at 6 years old. We have disposable ones right now though. Anyhow when my son was that young I had the same type that you have and if I remember correctly I used the 2nd lowest setting to not get too deep. The key to getting good blood flow for him is getting the area warm first. If I get his finger warm now we are done in a few seconds as opposed to squeezing and squeezing to get the blood out. nGood luck

Quick Poll
Which of the following best describes you?
Parent/caregiver of an infant with PKU
Parent/caregiver of a child with PKU
Teenager with PKU
Adult with PKU
Grandparent of a child with PKU
Know someone with PKU
Healthcare professional