Being in the middle of cold and flu season is tough — especially for kids. With Sawyer having the flu last month, I know firsthand the struggle of getting a sick 3 year old to rest and feel better. We quickly realized we needed to indulge him a little in order to keep him comfortable. Luckily, he was over the worst of his illness within days and back to his normal self in a week.
I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review.
Below are a few ways you can comfort your sick child so they will get to feeling better ASAP!
1. Create a cozy, relaxing environment. When you are sick, there isn’t much better than being under a warm blanket on the sofa, fluffy pillows beneath your head. Kids battling an illness enjoy this type of treatment as well, as they don’t want to be shut off in their room. A comfortable spot in the living room usually works better to get the sick to lay down and let their body fight the germs.
2. Be lenient on what they eat. Yes, healthy food is probably best when a child is sick – but if you have a sore throat, congestion, etc., do you really want to be eating fruits and veggies? When they are sick, children may not have much of an appetite, so indulge them when they do want to eat. Even if it’s chicken nuggets, remember that the sickness is temporary and eating unhealthy is better than not eating at all during this time.
3. Keep the entertainment rolling. Sleep is a great way to fight off a cold or the flu, but sometimes kids have had their fill of rest and want to be awake and entertained. Movies are the perfect solution, as they will keep your sick little ones occupied without making them get up and move. Books are another option if they are old enough to read.
4. Battle the mucus and congestion. As an adult, I can fully attest that having my nose blocked makes me miserable. You know it has to be the same to your kids! Children’s Mucinex can blast out the snots so their passages are clear again. The Very Berry flavor provides triple relief in just one dose. It’s nice that one medication can battle multiple symptoms, so you aren’t constantly pouring lots of stuff down your sick kid’s throat.
Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold formula treats the following symptoms:
- Stuffy Nose
- Chest Congestion
The bottle includes a dosing cup so you can properly administrate the medicine to your little ones. It is recommended for children over 4 only, and should be given every four hours for maximum relief from cold symptoms.
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How do you comfort your sick children?
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