How to help a sick child to feel better
No-one likes feeling ill. Mumsnetters shared with Nurofen for Children their tips on making a child with a high temperature or fever more comfortable
1. Bring out the blanket
"We have a special poorly blanket, it can only be used when you're poorly. They love it."
2. Fetch the feline
"Our cat is a must for the poorly cuddles"
3. Whisk up their favourite beverages
"My son likes me to make him my special honey and lemon drink"
4. Know that jelly makes EVERYTHING better
"Jelly can be really hydrating especially if they are a bit off their food and drink."
5. Turn the lounge into another bedroom
"We bring the duvet downstairs on the sofa to snuggle under."
6. Colour bomb the bath
"Make a bath with food colouring in it! Cheers them up no end."
7. Blow hot and cold
"Let them eat a mixture of ice cream and hot chocolate to help manage temperature fluctuations."
8. Serve up their favourite food
"We watch a DVD of his choice and nibble on comforting foods such as tomato soup and toast."
9. Take a tip from the older generation
"Stroking their forehead helps, as my grandfather did for me many years ago."
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Last updated: about 2 months ago