Yeah, I'm really good at this. The first thing you will want to do is introduce yourself to the family. Say, "Hi I'm nurse _____ . I just graduated nursing school
and this is my first day." Next, you want to restrain the baby. Normally, you could use some leather restraints, but they are usually too big. A good alternative is to find a nice belt to tighten. If you work in an old hospital, you might be able to get your hands on a straight jacket.
Once the baby is secure, it will cry. If it's an older kid, tell them that it hurts more when you cry (this will get them to stop). Next, tie a band tightly across the upper arm and give the lower arm a few random smacks. By this point you should take the needle out and start waiving it around in front of the kid's face. Say something like, "the doctor is making me jab you with this and man is it gonna hurt" (deflect the blame).
By this time the mother will ask you how many times you've done this. Your answer to this question is always, "You mean on an actual
person?" The kid will start to look at you with those tear-filled puppy-dog eyes. At this point you need to place two gauze pads over the kid's eyes and tape them there (make sure you showed the kid the needle first).
Now you are ready to go. You should look first at the wrist just proximal to the palm, this is the most sensitive area and hurts the most. If you don't see anything, try digging around a little with the angio, the first stick is just practice anyway (try not to hit the radial or ulnar artery). If that area fails, some kids have great scalp veins. Once you get the IV in, let the kid up. Tell the kid that if they pull the IV out you'll have to put a new one in their eyelid. Hope that helps.