If available, choose a favorite or fun flavor for your toddler’s medicine, such as cherry, grape, or bubble gum.
If appropriate, request the flavor when your doctor writes the prescription.
From 365 Toddler Tips.
For children, who don’t care for milk, add a few drops of food coloring and serve with straws.
Research shows that babies who are held or carried more (both during the colic spells & other times) are less susceptible to colic.
Battle down the allergens. Vacuum at least 2X a week & invest in a vacuum with a HEPA air purifying filte and allergen filtration system.
ADHD is a medical condition linked to chemical imbalance in the brain, officially recognized by medical experts incl. the Surgeon General
It is difficult to diagnose ADHD in children under 5. This is because many preschool children have some ADHD symptoms in various situations.
Mold grows quickly in the refrigerator, so be sure to clean it frequently with bleach, and throw away old food.
Growth slows down in the second year. This means toddlers often have small appetites and need less food. The amount eaten from day-to-day can change dramatically. Although this sometimes worries parents, this change is normal and doesn’t mean your child is being difficult or is unwell. From: Better Health Channel
Do what you can to boost your toddler’s immunity naturally. Offer your child a variety of healthy foods so he gets the nutrients he needs. source
Check daycare center’s policy on keeping sick kids away from healthy ones. Many facilities require a child with a fever to stay home. source
Remind toddler not to touch his eyes or rub his nose. Instead, begin teaching him to use a tissue – or at least a clean sleeve source
Regular hand washing is the simplest, most effective way to get rid of cold & flu bugs. Wash after potty, before meals, & after daycare source
Make sure your child is standing or sitting at least a 45-degree angle when taking medicine. This reduces the risk of choking. source
If your toddler has already turned up her nose at the medicine spoon, try giving her the medication in a medicine dropper. source
Empower your child by lettering her choose between different flavors or colors of medicine if you have the option. source
Aim the medicine for the back of the mouth, where it’s less likely to taste bad and less likely to spill out. source
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