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A little while back I talked about how I manage to get my baby through those dreaded winter sniffles and I obviously loved using the Olbas for Children.
Olbas For Children is an effective decongestants developed especially for children aged three months and over and I found using it on a handkerchief nearby helped massively due to the combination of essential plant oils.
However obviously I am no Doctor but thanks to Olbas for Children I have some top tips to share with you from a real life Dr, Dr Henderson….
1. Let them rest. They may vary between feeling active and then very lethargic and sleepy. If they want to sleep or rest, let them – extra rest can help them recover faster – Although I had never thought about this, I guess it’s the same as us adults, sleeping it off!
2. Keep them well hydrated. Dehydration will make your child’s symptoms feel worse and if they have a high temperature they will dehydrate faster than usual – We try to measure the fluid the kids drinks while they’re ill by writing it down as it’s easy to not monitor and so not realise they haven’t drunk enough!
3. Use a decongestant to help unblock a stuffy nose – This is where Olbas For Children comes in for me on a tissue just out of reach.
4. Call your GP if your child has a very high temperature that does not go down after taking paracetamol or ibuprofen, if they seem unusually drowsy or lethargic, will not eat or drink – We write down on the same piece of paper the child’s temperature as the water intake is on.
5. Help relieve the symptoms of a cold such as a high temperature and aches and pains by giving them ibuprofen or paracetamol – If in any doubt over what you can give to your child speak to your local pharmacist or your own GP.
Thank you Dr Henderson for your 5 top tips.
Don’t forget to pop over and read my top tips for colds and sniffles for babies HERE.
Also don’t forget to make sure your medicine cupboard is ready for winter with Olbas for Children, Children’s Paracetamol and Ibuprofen … oh and a whole heap of tissues!