Sick Happens: How to be Prepared

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This last week I was feeling pretty optimistic that Spring was here, the sickies were behind us and that warmer weather was here to stay. That is until my daughter started coughing about 3 days ago. She didn’t have any other symptoms at the time, but I noticed her saying that her ear hurt. At 2 years old, she’s getting fairly good at communicating and I wondered if she was at the start of an ear infection. That night, she coughed and wheezed on and off and had a fever. The next morning, she was so cranky, wouldn’t eat and had the worst runny nose. We ended up taking her to the Dr. and sure enough she had an ear infection. The Pediatrician was also worried about pneumonia which she didn’t have thankfully. When sick happens like it does this week, I’m so glad that we are prepared. Little miss has been getting Children’s Advil® a few times a day to help with her ear pain and bring her fever down when she had it the other night.


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Whether it be the middle of winter or the start of spring, sick happens. The important thing is that you are prepared. Here are a few tips on how you can be prepared when it hits your house.


  • Make sure you are stocked up on products that will help alleviate their symptoms. In our cupboard, you will always find a few bottles of Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack, and Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough. With great flavors like grape, bubble gum and blue raspberry, it makes taking the medicine much easier. My 2 year old knows that if it looks purple, she’s getting grape. While she’s had her cold, we’ve not used the Robitussin or Dimetapp simply because the instructions say it is for children 6+, but the Children’s Advil® has been a life saver.


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  • Invest in a good thermometer. We have a temporal thermometer so that I can easily and accurately measure and monitor my kid’s fever. It gives me peace of mind to know where they are at and when I need to give them a fever reducer.
  • Keep electrolytes on hand. Many times when my kids get sick, they either can’t keep food down or simply don’t feel like eating. This is the time to really push fluids to help them get better. I keep a powdered electrolyte drink on hand that I can easily mix up if need be.
  • Use a humidifier. I live in a very dry climate and humidifiers are a great way to help combat a cold so that you can breathe easier because of the moisture in the air.
  • Know when to call your Dr. Don’t be afraid to contact your Pediatrican if you are concerned about something going on with your child. They are equipped to help you and have all of the right tools and expertise.

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  1. 5
    Cheryl B says:

    I give a lot of fluids,encourage rest and grab a new movie.

  2. 6

    We give Advil to help relieve some symptoms. We have never tried the Robitussin or Dimetapp, but we thought about buying something to help with cold and coughs when they get bad. I would love to try those for him.

  3. 7
    Jessica Beard says:

    I keep them comfortable and hydrated. Lots of snuggles and love helps most of the time!

  4. 8

    Great tips, mum.. I’ll do the same when my kids get sick…
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    June Lisle says:

    Love, prayer, Tylenol, humidifier, vics, and more love.

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