The worst part of parenting is minding sick kids. Never had I felt so vulnerable in my life until Emma came down with her very first fever. All kinds of crazy thoughts ran through my head. What if the fever doesn’t break? How much medicine is too much? I’ll admit that I phoned the pediatrician on call on many occasions. And I’m not the only one.
Here are the top 3 fever-related questions pediatricians receive:
1) 51% of parents question how much medicine they should give.
2) 46% of parents wonder at which temperature they should administer medication.
3) 39% of parents as which over-the-counter medication is best.
I still hate when the kids come down with something, especially a fever. But over these past few years I’ve become more comfortable with handling the situation after quite a bit of panicking and a ton of questions! My go-to medications are those containing ibuprofen. I’ve found that for us, it works most efficiently at bringing fevers down in a short amount of time while miraculously helping the children feel like themselves again.
Luckily this winter has been very kind to us. Our house has seen very few illnesses and I am very thankful for that. We are ready for anything that comes our way now with this kit that we just received. It contained Children’s Advil samples, a coupon, coloring books and crayons, tissues and a toy doctor kit. Thanks, Advil for the both useful and fun package! The kids especially loved the doctor kit.
And speaking of activities, check out the new Children’s Advil® Feel Better Activity Center located on the Children’s Advil® Facebook page. There you’ll find fun things to do with your child on those sick days.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I just gave my nine year old some of this earlier this morning. He woke up with a fever :(
Oh no! I hope he feels better soon. :(