During any infant test or procedure a child will be more comforted if a parent is able to be present, although the child will probably still show anxiety and cry. A child may also find comfort in a favorite toy or blanket.
Review Date 10/18/2017
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.