If the child is ill, then all matters are relegated to the background, I want to do everything possible and impossible, if only the disease quickly retreated.
Even if the baby expresses a desire, you should still limit physical exertion, it is not for nothing that with many diseases it is recommended to observe bed rest. Activity increases the load on the heart and other internal organs, which is not very good for a child’s body.
Of course, preschooler and bed rest are often incompatible concepts. But you don’t have to lie under a blanket, you can play quiet games (lotto, domino), get creative, read books together, play dolls, etc.
If the doctor did not say otherwise, then you can walk on the street. Remember to avoid contact with children and visiting public places. The best option – a short walk in the park or along the promenade.
Remember yourself during your illness – did you really want to eat? Therefore, do not force the child to eat through force. You should also carefully think through the diet – a weakened body is very difficult to cope with food that is saturated with fats, for example. Caution should be taken dairy products, they are usually contraindicated during disorders in the digestive tract.
Drinking is much more important; here it is possible and necessary to force the baby, as a last resort, to drink from a syringe (without a needle!). This moment is especially important if the child has a fever, there is a loss of fluid (due to vomiting, diarrhea).
It is better to give water with ordinary non-carbonated water, unless otherwise recommended by the doctor. Often sorbents are prescribed to children – Regidron, Humana Electrolyte, etc.
It is important to follow the recommendations of the pediatrician, the initiative is not always permissible. Therefore, it is not necessary to change the dosage of drugs, the course of treatment. If you are only waiting for a doctor’s visit, you can always call and consult an emergency medical doctor.
Everything has its time, often the body is not able to overcome the disease as quickly as you would like. Moreover, in this way the immune system of the child is formed. The rule of the microwave oven is double portion = double time does not work in this case, and two tablets are not always better than one.
I will not be original if I tell you about the importance of airing, wet cleaning and the level of humidity in the room, this is obvious.
You can also try aromatherapy – if you have a hot steam humidifier, you can add a few drops of oil to it. If not, then the usual aroma lamp, candle. Most of all I like citrus oils (orange, lemon), eucalyptus, tea tree – they have antiseptic and antiviral properties.
And remember about common sense, think ten times before deciding on the unauthorized use of the drug, which helped the neighbor’s child’s child or the use of folk remedies, I don’t even want to comment here.
I hope, my article will not be useful to you, health to you and your children!