Winter has officially arrived, and cough and cold season is upon us. Of course, we do all we can to avoid getting sick, but sometimes it happens anyway! My son is especially prone to colds, coughs, and runny noses. Here’s how we take a stand against colds when “sick gets real” at our home. These seven things to do when your child has a cold may help your child feel better.
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7 Things To Do When Your Child Has A Cold To Help Them Feel Better
Baby, it’s cold outside, and if your child has a cold and cough, it can put a damper on everyone’s spirits. Here are some tips to help your child feel better so his/her cold doesn’t bring the family down.
- Provide Comfort.
First, you will want to give your kiddo some comfort in the way of soothing words and something tangible for them to hold onto and improve their spirits- such as a special stuffed animal, pillow, or blanket. Also have them find a comfy spot on the bed or couch until they start to feel better.
- Administer Medicine.
Next, you will want to make sure your kiddo has some medicine to relieve the symptoms. Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Allergy formula is a hit at our house. My kids love the yummy great grape flavor and I love that it helps relieve tough cold symptoms like congestion, sneezing and runny noses. After all, it is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for children’s cough & cold symptoms!
- Bring The Box Of Tissues
Until the medicine kicks in, they will probably need to blow their nose pretty regularly so bring them a box of tissues and a plastic bag they can stash the used tissues in. Also, remind them to wash their hands regularly so they don’t spread their germs around.
- Feed Them Soup
Chicken noodle is a solid standby for warming up your sick kiddo and getting some good nutrition down. It doesn’t have to be chicken noodle, any favorite nutritious soup will do. They need to keep eating to maintain their energy for fighting off the sickness.
- Let Them Take A Bath
A nice warm bath is a great way to keep them warm and help them feel better (if they are feeling alert enough). A bubble bath is fun, warms them up, and helps them feel fresh and clean. Just remember, supervision is key.
- Have Story Time In Bed
Sick time is a great time to snuggle up in bed and read stories together. Take advantage of the special bonding time!
- Make Them Rest
It is a good idea to try to allow your child plenty of time to rest. Resting is very important!
I hope these tips come in handy next time you find your child has a cough or cold.
What are your favorite things to do when your child has a cold to help them feel better?