This U.S. study of 230 infants found that those who received the Five S's immediately after being vaccinated had less pain and stopped crying sooner than those who received a concentrated sugar solution, one of the most common pain relief remedies in such situations.
The study was published in the journal Pediatrics.
The Five S's was developed a decade ago by Harvey Karp, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine. He said the technique calms infants by imitating the "symphony of sensations, noise, jiggly movements and touching," in the womb, USA Today reported.
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