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Please share with Nurofen for Children the things which make your child feel better when they have a fever? £300 to be won NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 28-Nov-16 14:52:13

Nurofen for Children have asked us to find out what tips, non-medicinal remedies and soothing ideas Mumsnetters have to help make their children feel better when they’re suffering with a fever.

The winter months are a common time for children to develop a fever (or high temperature). Parents often have a host of remedies up their sleeve to help a child cope when they're under the weather. The team at Nurofen for Children would love to hear your tips!

Here's what Nurofen for Children says, "When you notice your child is suffering from a high temperature it can be worrying, however, a high temperature, which is also known as a fever, is common in young children. To help makes this a less stressful time there are lots of ways - often passed down the generations - to help ease their discomfort during the illness."

So, what do you do to help your DCs feel better when they have a winter bug? Do you tuck them under multiple covers on the couch and let them choose what's on TV? Perhaps you have a special family recipe which always helps to make them feel a bit better - or maybe a hot bath does the trick. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear it.

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mrstiggywinkletoes Mon 28-Nov-16 16:11:20

Lots of cuddles and tucking them in for an early bedtime with a cup of warm milk and reading their favourite stories.

Bravas Mon 28-Nov-16 20:04:49

We have a special poorly blanket, it can only be used when you're poorly. They love it grin.

sealight123 Mon 28-Nov-16 20:34:16

When my little one is poorly we always start with a nice warm bath and some comfy pjs.
We then shimmy down to the living room, bring down the duvets and watch cartoons and Disney movies. Whilst having a cuddle of her mummy smile

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Mon 28-Nov-16 20:55:23

A bath with food colouring in it! Cheers them up no end. Particularly useful when they only feel ok because the meds are keeping their temp down.

Ohwoolballs Mon 28-Nov-16 21:05:17

Sleeping together. I have a very cuddly DS and he sleeps so much better together in with his daddy and me.

Eyre89 Mon 28-Nov-16 21:09:42

Lots of cuddles, icepops, duvet on the sofa with movies and sharing our bed.

WowOoo Mon 28-Nov-16 21:30:07

Mine like to have an oil diffuser on in their rooms before they go to bed. I put a menthol/camphor mix in similar to Olbas oil.
It makes my eyes sting if I put too much in but I think they associate it will getting well after being poorly. It seems to calm my youngest down loads but he only ever wants it if he's poorly, thank God.

Blizy Mon 28-Nov-16 22:43:04

Lots of mummy cuddles and co-sleeping, he only wants to sleep with me when he's poorly.

Dragonbait Mon 28-Nov-16 22:51:46

My children love making up a bed on the floor downstairs with mum in front of the tv - with lots of duvets, pillows and cuddles!

FeelingSmurfy Tue 29-Nov-16 01:12:45

It has to be a cold damp flannel on the forehead and an ice pop

CopperPan Tue 29-Nov-16 01:31:47

They like being cooled with a water spray and a fan blowing over them. Hot ginger and honey tea helps as well.

foxessocks Tue 29-Nov-16 02:39:45

Sleeping in mummy and daddy s bed!

lozengeoflove Tue 29-Nov-16 03:05:38

Lots and lots of cuddles, stripping them down to their nappy and vest, magic kisses and as much water as they are willing to sip.

CMOTDibbler Tue 29-Nov-16 06:33:19

A long warm bath, and lots of cuddles. Ds also likes me to make him my special honey and lemon drink

Theimpossiblegirl Tue 29-Nov-16 08:59:30

Quiet time on the sofa watching movies, cuddles, plenty to drink and plenty of sleep/dozy time. Works for me too.

voyager50 Tue 29-Nov-16 09:19:40

Like many of the others, the duvet on the sofa in front of the tv is really comforting - I remember it well from my childhood so I know it works!

I always make sure he has a bath before bed, comfy, clean pajamas and a hot water bottle - all soothing when you are feeling unwell.

asuwere Tue 29-Nov-16 09:23:50

Lots of cuddles and usually sleeping in my bed seems to work here.

pklme Tue 29-Nov-16 10:09:30

Ice pops, damp flannel for wiping face and neck, wetting their hair if they have a temperature.
Water bottle by the bed.
Snuggled up on sofa with a bucket watching tv!

millymollymandy82 Tue 29-Nov-16 10:26:41

If they get too hot I always thing a luke warm bath helps to cool them down.

manfalou Tue 29-Nov-16 10:51:13

Tv, juice, puppets (can't resist a giggle at a puppet), cuddles, singing and biscuits!

sianihedgehog Tue 29-Nov-16 13:39:24

My son is only little and still all he wants when he has a fever is cuddling and boobies, so that's what he gets. We cuddle up on the sofa and he naps on my lap.

MakeTeaNotWar Tue 29-Nov-16 14:13:43

Iced lolly if feverish, sofa, tv and nice snuggly blankets with lots of cuddles

cookielove Tue 29-Nov-16 14:39:05

We have lots of snuggles and lots of Disney movies and when daddy gets in from work, mummy is forgotten and Daddy gets all the snuggles!

gregorsmummy Tue 29-Nov-16 14:44:42

A furry throw, furry cushion, Great Uncle Jiggly Jowels (lion teddy) and weirdly enough - a fig roll!

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