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.