When Toddlers and Meds Don’t Mix

Month: July 2017

When Toddlers and Meds Don’t Mix

Sometimes it can be a battle of wills when giving smaller children medication. But it doesn’t have to end in both parties breaking down and dissolving into tears when all is said and done. There are several ways you can get your little one to take their medicine. First and foremost, we have always made taking meds a HUGE deal for N. From the onset, whenever he took them successfully we would clap and cheer and say “yummy!” We even started calling them his yummies. Now, he opens right up like a little bird baby at the sight of a

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Prepping for a Procedure

Whether it’s your kiddo’s transplant surgery, or something as low-key as getting ear tubes, your child undergoing a procedure can be pretty frightening. Luckily, there are several things you can do to ease your worries and those of your transplant warrior. I’ve found that there are three main keys to success when your warrior needs an operation: education, communication, and preparation. Education. My number one piece of advice is to learn as much as you can about the required procedure. Knowledge is power. When you are armed with information, you can know what to expect, and fewer unknowns means fewer

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