My friend and colleague Marsha Campbell-Yeo is part of the Centre for Pediatric Pain research. She has just produced a video about controlling pain in young babies, which you can see here:
My only beef is that all the parents shown actually doing any skin-to-skin are mothers. Now we can’t breast feed, and maybe our kangaroo care isn’t as effective as mothers’ (one of Martha’s research studies), but we fathers can still help!
UPDATE: actually Marsha points out that there is a father doing skin to skin; my mistake. ***
They have previously made a video about pain control for ‘shots and needles’
and have a number of other resources available on their website.