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Give a Baby Sugar, Make a Shot Hurt Less

Does sugar take the sting out of shots? Credit: Getty Images
Turns out, a spoonful of sugar really does make the medicine go down -- or at least it makes an injection hurt a lot less. A new study shows that babies who are given something sweet...

Acupuncture and Pregnancy?

Being pregnant is a beautiful, wonderful thing. It can also be a pain in the--well, it can be a pain in a lot of places. Those of us who've tackled the trail more than once can attest to back problems, leg problems, headaches and swelling places we...

Ticketed for Speeding on the way to the Delivery Room

We live three blocks from the hospital where I gave birth the second time. THREE BLOCKS. But when I was in labor, it seemed like three miles ... and also like it took three hours for my husband to find a parking place. It's hard to imagine, then,...

Did it hurt you to breastfeed?

My best friend is a brand new Mom and I've been thinking about her all week. "Don't want to call you and wake the baby,"I texted her yesterday,"But am thinking of you. It gets better, honestly." Even though I've written about Nolan's early days...

Painful sex after giving birth?

Ask a group of first-time mothers who are nearing the end stretch of pregnancy and you'll have at least a couple who will say "I don't know how a baby is expected to come out down there!" While I believe it is very important to realize that your body...

Scarceness of game consoles prompts thefts

While trolling about on the Internet I found a woman whose pain outstrips mine by far. Sure, I'm a single mom of three crazy kids, strapped for cash, yada, yada, yada. But this woman beats me. Over the holidays not only was her her home burglarized,...

Nipple injury while breastfeeding?

My family went out of town for the Christmas holidays and spent time at my in-laws' house. For some reason, I'll assume it is an unfamiliar environment, my children do not sleep well while there. Sensing this ahead of time, my husband and I split up...

Children with genetic defect feel no pain

6 children from Northern Pakistan apparently feel no pain. The children have had broken bones go unnoticed, and have suffered burns from scalding water and sitting on radiators. This unique condition is the result of a genetic defect that inhibits...

Sun cream that heals sunburn

Like many Blogging Baby readers, sunblock is a staple in my diaper bag, purse and the glove compartment of my car. I have a red head, a tow head and we live at 6,600 feet. We use the cream every day, all year long. Without sunscreen we would likely...

Extreme Teething

Heather Craven recently posted some information about teething along with some tips to help ease the process. That's all fine and dandy, if your kid is having a reasonably normal teething experience. What about those kids -- and parents -- for whom...

Grief in the very young

Almost two weeks ago we lost my father, just 65, to a heart attack; it was massive and nearly instant. This event has left us reeling with shock and grief as a family. My father was devoted to fitness and nutrition as he endeavored to buck the heart...

Teething Remedies

The trauma of teething must be so traumatic for a little babe.  I ponder the searing pain at the top of my mouth when I bite into a too-hot piece of pizza, or the awful feeling of a scratch in my gum from some overzealous chewing and I think -...

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