How To Soothe A Sick Toddler
Is your toddler sick? If so, then you are probably looking for anything possible to soothe and comfort him. No parent wants to see their little one sick and suffering and they are willing to do practically anything to help them feel better. The following suggestions will help you soothe your sick toddler and while you can’t make them better faster you can at least help them feel better in the meantime!
If your child has a fever, then you should give him a cool washcloth on his forehead. This will help him feel a little better and it will refresh him.
If your toddler is congested, then try using some Baby Vapor-rub. This will help relieve the congestion and allow him to breathe easier.
Toddlers who are sick probably don’t feel well enough to do much of anything other than lie around. Distract them from being sick by making a spot for them on your bed so they can watch TV and movies. Or, take a TV into their room. This will keep them occupied and they will enjoy the extra TV time. Read lots of books together, too, so your toddler isn’t just vegged out in front of TV all day.
One of the best ways you can help your toddler feel better is to snuggle with him. Just having you close will make him feel better and it will give you a break, too!
A hot toddy, made with lemon, honey, and apple juice, is great for little toddlers who have sore throats. They think they are getting something special, and they are, with the benefit of feeling much better afterwards!
Another way to help toddlers with sore throats is to give them popsicles. There are many popsicles made with fruit juice that will allow your little one to get some hydration while enjoying a special treat that isn’t full of refined sugar.
Toddlers may enjoy a warm bath when they don’t feel well. They might even be willing to play with some of their bath toys. You could use some of the many bubbles and bath additives that aid breathing.
Soup is always a wonder food when your toddler is sick because it goes down so easily. More than likely, your sick toddler won’t want to eat anything. However, you may be able to get some chicken noodle soup, egg drop soup, or plain broth in them. If so, this will help them feel better and keep them from dehydrating.
These are just a few things you can do to help soothe a sick toddler. Of course, all toddlers are individuals so you will want to do whatever it takes to make yours feel as good as possible. Give in to any reasonable request and offer them water, juice, or any liquid they will drink that does not have caffeine.