When tots need shots, a dose of sugar to dull the pain

When given a small amount of sugar beforehand, babies are less likely to cry when receiving injections, according to new research published in the May 12 issue of the Archives of Disease in Childhood. A team of researchers from Canada, Australia and Brazil reviewed 14 studies examining how a boost of sugar affected pain experienced by …

Newborns cry in native tongue

Though she is nestled safely in the womb, your baby is already listening to you by the last trimester of pregnancy.  At birth, according to new research, infants have already picked up their parents’ “accents,” – and these can be distinguished by listening to the way their cries rise and fall in pitch.

The research examined …

Magazine photos of sleeping babies may give new moms the wrong idea

In an analysis of 28 wide circulation women’s magazines, researchers found that more than one third of the images of sleeping babies show them lying down in a position that could increase their risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The alarming number of photos reinforcing unsafe sleeping positions may be giving young mothers the …

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