Parenting - Toddler care | 2-5 yrs

When Your Toddler Is Ill

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It might be disheartening to watch. Your active little one sick in bed, sniffing and coughing, burning with high temperature. If that’s a scene you don’t want to see often, you need do whatever you can to prevent him from falling sick, or taking great care of him if he does.

According to an article in We Have Kids, these are the best methods to prevent your child from contracting common illnesses:

• Wash their hands after using the bathroom, coughing, sneezing.

• Eat a well-balanced diet.

• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

• Get plenty of exercise

However, these measures are not fail-proof. He is bound to fall sick at some point, and when he does, making him swallow the big lumpy tablets could be one of the most challenging tasks for you.

An article in Baby Care suggests, “Parents can help child swallow a tablet by gradual practice. You need to experiment it with tic-tacs that come with sweet and minty flavours. Place the tic-tac on the tip of the child’s tongue. Give a glass of water filled to the brim. Ask your child to sip in water and quickly tip head back. The tic-tac pill will be washed to the throat and swallowed with the gulp of water without the tongue being involved. This can be tried for children above 6 years.”

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