Before coming to the hospital, read this explanation and explain to your child what will happen during the test. For young children, use simple words and explain only shortly before the test.
For this test, your child must have an empty stomach. He or she cannot eat or drink for four hours before the study. If your child is an infant, it is helpful to bring along a bottle of formula or juice with you for after the test. It is also recommended that you bring a pacifier, blanket or special toy to help calm your baby.
For older children, it is helpful to bring a book or toy to play with while waiting, and a movie or music for during the test. It is helpful to have another caregiver to watch your child's siblings so you can be with your child.