Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tips for Treating Kids When They're Sick
Today I was able to attend an awesome webinar with Dr. David Hill, , father, pediatrician and author of Dad to Dad: Parenting like a Pro. He was able to share a lot of tips on how to treat kids when they're sick and I really learned a lot. First off, you should always use a thermometer to determine your child's fever. Never use your hand! Also, did you know that in general, a fever can't hurt a child? We usually treat a fever to make a child more comfortable. A fever is when a oral temperature is 100 degrees, an armpit is 99 degrees, or rectal is 100.4 degrees.
Call your doctor if a child under 90 days old has any fever, a child over 90 days has a fever over 104, or a child's fever lasts longer than 3 days.
So how do you figure out the right dose of medicine to give your kids? The best way is to go by weight since children of the same age can vary by weight tremendously! Also, make sure to follow the directions on the package. Don't give your kids more medicine just because their fever is high. And making notes of when you gave the medicine will help you not overdose your children.
Pediacare recently made is super easy to give your kids fever medicine with their new single dose fever reducer/pain reliever medicine. It's premeasured and ensures accurate dosing. The package is squeezable and they are child proof!
There's one dose in each packet so you can't overdose at all. Plus each package is made for certain ages so everyone has the perfect dose. Currently they make it for
To use it, all you do is squeeze the medicine into your kids' mouth. No dosing cups are needed, plus it takes away some of the fears of taking medicines.
This new Pedicare Single Dose is already available at major retailers nationwide including CVS, Target and Walgreens.
And starting today, fans of Pediacare can upload their own squeezable moment of their kids for a chance to become a Pediacare Facebook CoverPhoto, win a iPad mini, or receive a gift basket with Pediacare goodies! For more information, check out www.facebook.com/pediacare