These resources are picked specifically
for babies 0 to about 24 months old.
They are based on research evidence, and the guidelines put forth by the World Health Organization and major medical professional organizations. They have been vetted by our international experts in pediatric pain. Check back frequently as we are constantly adding content.
For parents of babies less than 6 months
This video from CHEO demonstrates how moms can use breastfeeding to make their infants comfortable and calm during needle pokes.
For parents of babies over 6 months
This video from CHEO demonstrates how moms can use breastfeeding to make their older babies comfortable and calm during needle pokes.
If you aren’t breastfeeding…
…or can’t during the medical procedure, sweet solutions can help manage the pain and distress of a needle poke. For information on “sweeties,”, or glucose pacifiers, see this video from CHEO
“Sweeties”: how sweet solutions relieves pain in babies
For information on how to use and make “sweeties,”, or glucose pacifiers, see this video from www.aboutkidshealth.ca.