Having to comfort a sick child is always a hard time for a parent. You want your little one to be happy, healthy, and ready to play.
When your toddler gets a fever, it can be especially difficult – as your child is too young to tell you how they feel or what they need. It’s on you to soothe them and bring down their fever to help them feel better as soon as possible.
Worried about reducing your toddler's fever? Learn when a high temperature needs to be treated and how to keep your child comfortable.
When your kids are sick, taking their temperature can be challenging. Trying to get sick children to sit still for two or three whole minutes seems impossible. When they're sick, all they want to do is sleep, and you don't want to wake them up.
With normal thermometers, you don't have much choice. However, Fevermates is different, and we're going to compare the two so you can pick the one that is best for your child.
Paracetamol is the brand name for a medication that is commonly called acetaminophen, Tylenol and Panadol. It has several well-known uses including a fever reducer and a mild pain reliever.
When should you dose your kids with paracetamol, and how often? What happens if you overdose?
This medication has been in use for decades but who can and can't take paracetamol and what are safe levels of paracetamol? Read on to find out more.
When your child has a fever, you have a judgement call to make. The time will come when you have to take them to the doctor or even the Emergency Room. So when is that point?
It varies, according to the age of your child, but the last thing you need when you're worried is vague advice. That can actually make things worse. So, keep the following simple rules in mind and you won't go far wrong, although this is isn't medical advice and you should still consult your physician if there's any doubt.
There are many great things about Winter, like drinking excessive amounts of hot chocolate, skiing and using the excuse of the cold weather to stay in and curl up to watch a movie.
However, there are also a few downers of this chilly season and that's the tickly coughs, runny nose and sneezes around every turn. Oh and if your child is sick, expect a whole lot of complaining. Read on and let the FeverMates give you their top tips on staying healthy during this flu-season.
Any parent can attest to the fact that kids just hate thermometers. Whether it’s a very little one who doesn’t understand and wants that thing away from his mouth or underarm (or worse) right now or a somewhat older tyke who, being sick and cranky, is in no mood to cooperate, taking a sick child’s temperature can be more challenging than solving a Rubik’s Cube.
Parents have a variety of options for checking the temperature of a sick child. We've provided a quick overview.
Are you getting ready to place your kids into child care? While you try to keep them safe and healthy at home, day care is another story. The last thing you want is to have a sick child with a bad cold or flu this winter. Because of this risk, many parents feel a bit scared about day care safety.
While you can’t stay at the child care centre all day, you can take a few extra steps once your little one is home. Take a look at the below 9 tips to help keep your child healthy and happy in child care.