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  1. Julie
    November 16, 2015

    That notepad to log dosage and fevers is a great reminder. It seems simple but when you’re in the middle of it you don’t think about tracking until you’re wondering later how long ago did you give a dose.

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  2. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    November 16, 2015

    I, too, set up a station with meds, thermometer, and a temp schedule. It’s vital to keep track of this kind of thing because it can get so confusing with round the clock dosing. Add in another sick kid and your head will really spin! #client

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    • Shannon
      November 18, 2015

      It’s so hard when your kids are sick!!

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  3. Nicole
    November 18, 2015

    Oh my goodness, those pictures of your son when he wasn’t feeling well are soooooo precious! As you said, it’s no fun when they’re sick, but they’re always a little extra cuddly during that time and I love that part! Great tips here. I always always buy dye-free medicine when possible. Thankfully my kids don’t need to see red color to believe it will taste like cherry.

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  4. gillian
    November 20, 2015

    A really good post! Will be sharing this for sure among my mom friends. We are in Ireland so the brands differ but the practicality is worldwide useful x

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  5. Fareeha
    November 20, 2015

    My little daughter is sick right now. I can only tell you how frightening it is to see them suffer. It was a great reminder to keep a track of the temp. Thanks for that

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  6. Iman Brooks
    November 20, 2015

    Love this, I have always used Advil over Tylenol so my son could take less medication. I have gotten an earful from other mothers so it is nice to see I am not the only one. Glad your son is feeling better.

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  7. Christiana Doucette
    November 20, 2015

    I find fevers so scary. My daughter sometimes has febrile seizures if I don’t get the fever under control. When she spikes a fever we start alternating children’s Motrin and children’s Tylenol. One dose every 4 hours.
    If that doesn’t keep the fever down then we have used warm washcloths, as well as lukewarm baths.
    I hate it when little ones are sick!

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  8. Karin Rambo
    November 20, 2015

    I’m so thankful that my almost one year old has never been sick, but I will keep this in mind for when she DOES get a cold!

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  9. Michelle Amsler
    November 20, 2015

    We keep a log of medicines / times given on our counter too. It really helps us keep everything straight. I love the play dough idea. I need to download a recipe!

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  10. Miriam
    November 20, 2015

    so hard to have a sick child. I try to give lots of extra cuddles.

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  11. Courtney
    November 20, 2015

    That’s the worst feeling when you’re child is sick and all you want to do is take away their pain but you’re limited in what you can do. My mom used to put a damp/cold dish rag over my forehead when I was little, and it helped me feel better. I do the same thing for my daughter.

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  12. Brittany
    November 21, 2015

    My little one is almost 4 months old and we have been lucky so far and she hasn’t been sick yet (knock on wood). I know it will come eventually and these are some great tips. I like the idea of the notepad to track dosages and temps. Hope your little one feels better!

    Brittany
    http://www.BeckyandBrittany.com

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    • Shannon
      November 21, 2015

      Thanks! I love your blog! I’m a new fan πŸ™‚

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  13. Rebecca
    November 22, 2015

    i didn’t know Advil offered children’s chewables! Great info!

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  14. Nikki
    November 22, 2015

    YES! I do all of these things when little man is sick. Cuddle cuddle cuddle. It’s my secret favorite part about the yucky cold and flu season.

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  15. Rachael Fernandez
    November 22, 2015

    Thanks for sharing such cute pictures, although I do hope your little one is feeling better! πŸ™‚ I love the little area you set up with comfy blankets and activities to make it special. I stopped by from #BloggingBoost.

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  16. Elizabeth
    November 23, 2015

    It’s so hard to tell when my little one is sick, he doesn’t lose his energy, he just gets cranky. I miss out on the sick cuddles because he still goes full speed. But I also use children’s advil for his fevers.

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  17. Pam / Hey, Miss Adventures!
    November 23, 2015

    I am quite lucky that my daughter isn’t so sickly but when she does have fever, my parents freak out (we live with them). Argh. I really do try to keep away from medicine if it’s just a little spike but hey, let’s admit it, having your baby sleep soundly all throughout the night is just what everyone would want. It gets you some sleep, too.

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  18. Elizabeth Edgar
    November 23, 2015

    Thank you for this post!! I am fortunate enough that my daughter, 2.5 years old haven’t been sick yet. So, this post will help me a lot with ideas of what to do. I love the notepad and setting up a medicine station!!!

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  19. Mel
    November 23, 2015

    I so needed to read this. Its raining cats and dogs here in india and we have all caught the bug. i am going to follow some of your points.. thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  20. Kate
    November 23, 2015

    Great tips! We also try to sit out in the sun and read, blow bubbles, etc if it is warm. I’m a big believe in Vit D.

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  21. cindy calzone
    November 23, 2015

    Great post…we’ve been there. My son actually had to febrile seizures when he was a baby due to high fevers so it can definitely be a scary thing.

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  22. Alysha
    November 24, 2015

    SO smart on writing down the doses and having them on hand right there! when these things go on for days and days, our brains can be fuzzy! don’t make more work for yourself, right?

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  23. Eileen
    November 24, 2015

    wort day were always when kids were sick

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