Reducing pain without medicine Ways to distract relax and calm your child (1385)

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Ways to distract, relax, and calm your child

There are many ways to help children with their worry and pain. Here is a list of things you can do to help comfort your child. Child Life Specialists are also available to help. They help children learn about and cope with tests and treatments or pain.




School-age and teens

This sheet was created to help you care for your child or family member. It does not take the place of medical care. Talk with your healthcare provider for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.