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Best Ways To Take Care Of A Sick Kid

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If you are a parent, then you will definitely be familiar with your kids falling sick from time to time.

When a child is ill, it can be a testing time for the kid and the parents. Any parent would feel disheartened to see their child go through an ailment!

Not to mention, the amount of time they have to spend on tending to their sick child, often taking leaves from their work and putting other important things on hold.

When a child falls sick, it also means that he/she missed out on school and extracurricular activities, which may hinder his/her progress.

However, it is quite common for kids below the age of 15 to fall ill often, as their immune system is still developing and may not be strong enough to ward off the diseases.

Be it common cold, viral flu, throat infections, digestive disorders, injuries, etc., when a child is sick, he/she tends to get rather cranky and would need special care!

So, have a look at some of the best tips to take care of a sick child, here.


1. Cut Some Slack

When your child is sick, he/she is already going through enough discomfort, so for just a couple of days, you can go easy on your child and not make him/her follow the regular rules and allow your kid to watch TV for a little longer, sleep at odd hours, etc.


2. Make Special Meals

A sick child needs a special diet, so as per the doctor's advice, prepare special meals for your kid and ensure that it is given to him/her on time.


3. Medicine Tricks

If your child is cranky about taking the medicine, you can improvise by mixing the medicines with his/her food or milk!


4. Gain Knowledge

Read books, go on the internet to read blogs, do whatever you can to learn more about your child's illness and also read up on certain tips that can help you deal with it better.


5. Allow Them To Rest

Many parents, fearing that their child may lag behind on school work when he/she is sick, tend to force the kid to complete his/her schoolwork. This can worsen your child's mood and may also not give him/her enough time to rest and heal.


6. Hygiene Helps

Younger kids may not know how to clean their stuffy noses or may not realise that they must throw away used tissues. So, help your kid stay clean, as it is important to stay healthy!


7. Give Them Some Love

Lastly, people who are ill, adults and children alike, would feel much better when they see that their loved ones care about them, so give your child lots of hugs and kisses and make him/her feel better!

Read more about: child care, fever, parenting
Story first published: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 14:13 [IST]
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