Friday, 8 November 2013

On The Cold Front*

This week Paige has caught her third cold. As a parent it's awful to see your child ill. You always feel helpless and wonder what you can do to help them.

We tend to only give Paige medicine if she is really sick and/or seems to be really struggling. I'm a big believer in letting your body fight the illness itself, especially if it's just a common cold. I think children need to build up their immune systems. 

Poorly Princess
Maybe this rubs off from the fact that when me and Mark are ill we never really take medicine unless we are really struggling. And of course when I was pregnant I was very restricted as to what medicine I could take. 

Of course with babies and pregnant ladies you have to very careful because a common cold can lead to other more serious illnesses quickly so please do take advice from the NHS

But we always keep some general medicine around the house just in case. Pharmacy at hand is a great place to pick these up. We have a medicine cupboard which is out of reach of Paige and contains mostly products aimed at Paige including the must have items such as Nurofen and Vapor rub. At the moment we still find it much easier to give Paige medicine using a syringe but we have tried the spilly spoon before. 

Now it's coming up to that time of year, what medicine essentials do you keep around the house?

Thanks for reading,

Nicola Xx

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