Monday, 18 November 2013

Dealing with Children's Colds at Bedtime

It's that time of year again. Little Man already has a runny nose, it won't belong before the germs set in and the littlies get their first colds. Along with the colds come sleepless nights and overtired mums and dads. 
Parents lose up to 72 hours of sleep a year, equivalent to nine night’s sleep, when their children have a simple snuffle – with mums more than twice as likely as dads to have a disturbed night, according to a survey of 2,000 UK parents for infant decongestant Olbas for Children. 
Although Dads will argue that their nights are equally disturbed.
So what do you do if your child is keeping you awake at night while they are poorly with a cold? 
My top tips would be; 
  • Use a decongestant, it's the first thing I reach for and often works long enough for the child to fall asleep. I use a couple of drops of Olbas for Children on a tissue beside their bed or I put the tissue inside their pillow case.
  • I also make sure the bedroom is well ventilated, it may be cold but hot stuffy rooms can make them feel so much worse. 
  • Make sure you give your child plenty of fluid to help keep them from dehydration. Water or juice is best.
  • Finally, I raise the head of the bed, I do this by adding a rolled up blanket under the mattress, or sometimes just adding and extra pillow will help. By doing this the airway is kept more open and if the child can breathe easier then they will sleep easier. This is not advisable for a child under one year.

A poorly child will also benefit from baby or junior paracetamol to keep their temperature down and aid recovery.

So as the weather gets colder and the germs spread, all we can do is brace ourselves for the sleepless nights and hope they recover quickly. Sadly, statistics say that  child can suffer up to ten colds a year. 

Not a sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I've also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I've loved. If I don't love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It's always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I'll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.
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