Pain Management Program

Recognizing and Managing Pain in Your Toddler  

How do I recognize pain in my toddler?

Toddlers may display different behaviors when they are in pain or uncomfortable. Your child may:

How do I help my toddler manage pain?

Create a comfortable and safe environment

Use touch to provide comfort and security

Use distraction to help your toddler focus on something other than pain

Encourage your child to:

If you have any questions, please ask your child’s doctor, nurse, or child life specialist.

Contact us

For more information about the Pain Management Program at CHOP or to schedule an appointment, please call 215-590-1409.

Reviewed by: the Pain Managment Program team
Date: August 2012

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