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It seems like all three of my kids were sick in January, February, and March. Sometimes it was fevers, sometimes it was vomiting, sometimes it was both — and then sometimes it was a cold (with or without a cough). I always feel so helpless and want to make them comfortable. So, to keep things under control, there are some things that I always do. This way, the kids know what to expect from me and I know how to manage things, even when I can’t manage their symptoms.
Sick Day Survival Tips
1. Make sure there is a working thermometer in the house
2. Line sick child’s bed and floor with towels
2. Make sure there is a bucket (or pail ) near the sick child’s bed.
3. Cover couches with towels (for daytime tv watching) and have a bucket handy
4. Keep child hydrated with water, juice, pediatric electrolyte drinks, or chicken soup
5. Limit dairy (our doctor has told us that it doesn’t matter, but I still have my kids skip dairy when they’re sick)
We also make sure we have children’s ibuprophen and kids cold medicine in the house, like the products that Pfizer offers for kids.
Pfizer Pediatric products include Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, and Children’s Dimetapp®.
Ease aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
Formulated just for kids, Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough) non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.
All in a great tasting grape flavor, Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough.
You can go on the Pfizer Pediatric Platform and use their Sick Sense Relief Finder to figure out what may be up with them.
*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and to use as directed”
Sarah Hall says
My best tip is lots and lots of fluids as it is so easy for them to get dehydrated.
Shayna Brookman says
Lots of rest, tissues and a good humidifier 🙂
Maria C. says
Keep the kids hydrated. Make them some warm hearty soup & give them lots of TLC
Tabathia B says
stay hydrated and warm tea with honey
Laura Bernard says
Staying hydrated and eating
Oh rest up for sure and drink lots of fluids. For the kids, I keep sick bags….have a coloring book, or reading book…maybe a new movie in them. I then save them for days when they are sick…that way it gives them something to do while laying in bed resting.
Austin Baroudi says
Lots of fluids, Gatorade or tea, and plenty of rest,
My best tip is to rent a ton of movies and drink plenty of water.
Serge B says
Drink lots of tea and water!
Jessica Beard says
Keep your child comfortable, hydrated, and entertained with a movie.
Get rest and drink hot tea
rest, fluids, and hugs
Get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids.
meghan B says
Lots of water, a hot bath and sleep.
shelly peterson says
I make sure they get lots of rest and plenty of fluids and have good movies on hand.
Terri Irvin says
Make sure they have their head propped up and lots of fluids.
Dawn Monroe says
My tip is to get rest and drink fluids.
Julie Wood says
Get lots of sleep, eat a healthy diet and drink lots of water.
Kara Kudro says
lots of sleep, lots of hydration, lots of snuggling.
Keri justice says
Lots of rest and liquids to stay hydrated are my tips when sick.
Aimee Fauci says
My best sick day survival tip is to make sure and write down the times you give medication to your kids. So much is happening that you can forget.
The Mama Maven says
Erika W. says
My best tip is to get sleep! We love Robitussin in our house. I take the kid’s cough and cold all the time too. A dose of that and lots of napping usually has me and the kids good to go within 24 hours.
Melanie Montgomery says
I love to curl upin bed and just sleep all day!
Thomas Murphy says
Get lots of sleep.
Cheryl B says
Lots of fluids, lots of love and a great movie.
steve weber says
Lots of liquids and Netflix!!
Carly Williams says
My best sick day survival tip is to stay hydrated. It’s so important!