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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

A new use for stinky diapers?



If you cough a lot during pregnancy, it means your child will come out with a full head of hair. Put a knife under your bed to cut labor pains. Wear pink if you want to have a girl.

Mom_boxer We've all heard of old wives tales and superstitions. But here's a new one: wrap your injured hand in a wet diaper to reduce swelling.

That's what a champion boxer does, according to ESPN. WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko wrapped his infant son's wet diaper around his hands, saying the urine reduced the swelling.

So is it true?

Dr. Marcy Baker, a South Tampa pediatrician, solicited opinions from her colleagues and they all shared a good laugh."We can't come up with any medical or scientific way it could work," she said. "Maybe if you chilled the diaper? If it's cold, I could see it."

So what's your super secret remedy?

-- Phuong Ngyuen Cotey, Times mom

[Photo: Associated Press snapped this shot of Ukraine boxer Vitali Klitschko celebrating after a win but probably before wrapping his hands in his son's dirty nappies]

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:57am]


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