Every year the U.S. experiences cough and flu season, and with outbreaks beginning as early as October, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already predicted that this year’s flu season will last until May of 2016. There’s a good chance you’ll be impacted directly or indirectly by the flu this year as it is estimated that between 5% and 20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year.
If you have young kids, you probably have a home filled with coughing right now. When talking to friends and professionals about giving kids medicine, it’s interesting to me that so many adults have vivid memories about themselves taking medicine as a kid. With 2 young boys of my own (age 4 & 7), it’s interesting to hear everyone’s Medicine-time fail stories when it comes to administering bad tasting liquid to their sick kids, so I wanted to share these tips to help lessen the stress of medicine time at home.
In the testimonials that I’ve recently heard, some of the common themes associated with giving kids medicine have included wrestling, a game of hide & seek, squeezing your kid’s cheeks open, and even tears from parents and kids when things get really challenging. If you are looking for a better solution, I’ve compiled 5 tips to consider implementing into your kids’ medicine-time routine.