Start Sedating a toddler while sick

Sedating a toddler while sick

Given that Children’s Benadryl is: (1) widely regarded as safe for kids, and (2) has a tendency to make them drowsy, giving your baby or toddler a dose can go a long way toward calming a frightened or stressed baby or toddler.

We know that the right amount of shut-eye is key to avoiding illness this cold and flu season, as well as getting better fast.

But anyone who has ever had a hacking cough or runny nose knows that's often easier said than done.

Motion sickness can also strike during a boat, train, or plane ride, especially if it's your child's first time or the motion is dramatic (turbulent air or rough water). The good news is that the tendency to get carsick, get seasick, and feel motion sickness in general usually diminishes as kids get older.

The problem begins when your child's brain receives different messages from the parts of her body that sense motion – like the eyes, inner ears, nerves, and joints.

A recent survey over at Baby revealed that 33% of parents would never consider it, 24% said they’ve never needed to, 18% said that they had done it and would do so again, and 20% said that they had considered doing it.

I’m going to have to ‘fess up here and say that we did it.

Stress and excitement can make the symptoms worse, too.

Be patient with your child, who is feeling quite miserable, and try these tips: If your child ends up vomiting despite your best efforts, have him drink liquids to avoid dehydration.

Between the congestion and the coughing and the chills, trying to sleep while sick can feel more stressful than restorative.

Not to mention that symptoms seem to worsen as bedtime approaches.

Does the thought of having your teeth cleaned make your entire body tense with fear?