I have to second the tenderfoot lancets. They are a thin, longer slice. It is very clean, but always gets enough blood on the first poke. We used them for my son, who is now 2 and doing finger pokes now. When he was very young we used the infant tenderfoot (we purchased them through our pediatrian who used them for the second newborn screening test in office), and when he became older around your child's age… we switched to the toddler tenderfoot. This helped us to make one clean cut everytime. Hang in there! You are close to being able to switch to the finger. We switched around 20 months to the pen.