TAKING CARE OF YOUR SICK CHILD
your child sick? Does he whine and complain about his pain?
Does he create problem when taking his pill or drinking his
syrup? Does he eat his food properly? Well, the answer will
be 'NO'. Only a parent knows how difficult it can be to care
for a sick child. You can make things easier for your child
as well as yourself if you learn to be not only an understanding
nursemaid and comforter but be a constant entertainer. You
have to find creative ways to keep the child occupied in bed
to speed up their recovery and also help them ease their pain.
If they are busy they are more likely not to whine and complain
about their aches and pains and the time will go by faster
for you and your sick child.
are a few tips for you that will help you keep your child
busy and keep him entertained:
Surprise your sick child at
home with helium balloons.
If your child is young, then
you can play doctor with him. Kids love to play doctor.
Provide them with Band-Aids, stethoscope, dolls for patients,
empty pill bottles, play syringes, etc.
Teach them some secret code
letters. For example: if you write words backwards and give
the child a mirror to read the words with it will be fun
for them to read the secret messages written to them. Your
child might have fun writing letter like this to their friends
or grandparents too.
Kids love to open presents
and the anticipation is often more fun that the gift itself.
Wrap several small toys in brightly colored paper. Either
you can buy new toys or even choose toys, which your child
has not used for a long time.
Write secret notes to your
child with invisible ink. Take a paper and write back and
forth with toothpick dipped in lemon juice. Take the shade
off their bedside lamp so that they can use their warm light
bulb to decipher the message.
Give your child a get-well-soon
card. Make all his class friends and other friends sign
the card and fix it on his study table.
Giving medicine to your sick child is a tough job. If
your child is having a hard time taking their pills then you
can use some trick to make them take their medicine without
letting them realize it. If it is a pill you can hide them
in pudding or desserts. For liquid medicines try adding it
to juice or milk.
Making your sick child eat is more difficult than giving him
medicine. Without a healthy appetite getting kids to eat can
be tough. So what you can do is feed them something different
and tasty and present it in attractive things. Try serving
a variety of finger foods or feed them with unique kitchen
utensils like a pie server or salad tongs. Act as a waitress
and write a menu for your child and take his order.