This time of year, I swear, one of my kids always have a cold. Did you know that school age kids get around eight to twelve colds per year. Being a close, big family, in a small a small house, means that we are usually around each other even when someone is sick. Plus, no one wants to be banished to their room when sick, so they are usually laying on the couch, with everyone else. So the germs pass all around. It’s inevitable.
After doing the basics to help keep the colds from spreading to each other, like hand washing and using a tissue and covering their mouths when they cough, we just try to manage the symptoms so that everyone can feel more comfortable.
Helping Kids Feel Better When They Have a Cold
Comfort food: Is there anything better than chicken soup when you are feeling stuffed up and yucky. Did you know that chicken soup really does help when you are sick. The heated soup makes you feel better, but there is also anti-inflammatory properties. And chicken soup is said to help reduce mucus. But any food that gives kids a comforted feeling is great to eat.
Rest: While kids don’t have to sit everything out when they have a cold, rest is very important. Bodies have to work really hard to fight off the germs. Taking a little extra rest can help a lot. Why not have a movie marathon to encourage kids to rest? Even just laying around playing board games is good.
Get them to take their medicine: If your kids are anything like mine, they hate taking medicine. Even my 17 year old will try to suffer through just about anything rather than take cold medicine that will make him feel better. Trying to get kids to take their medicine can be really difficult. I think one of the things I have always hated the most was when I needed to give my kids medicine and they spit half of it out. Then, I knew they didn’t get everything they needed to feel better, but of course, couldn’t give them more for fear of giving them too much medicine. So taste definitely matters. Dr. Cocoa™ for Children offers a new option. It’s the first-ever chocolate flavored cough and cold medicine line for children. Its soothing formula, made with a combination of effective ingredients and 10% real cocoa for a real chocolate taste, has everything that a kid needs in a cold medicine with a taste they won’t spit out.
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