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5 Ways To Soothe Your Kids When They’re Sick

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Any parent who has had a sick child can tell you that it is no fun for anyone. Whenever Z.E.N. is sick, I am just as miserable as he is. Thankfully, he doesn’t get sick too often. A little TLC can go a long way in helping to soothe a sick child. Here are a few ideas to try next time you are stuck at home with a sick little one.

Get Creative with Food
Whether you are trying to get your child to eat or drink more while not feeling good, or just trying to put a smile on their face, being creative with food is a good way to make it happen. Something as simple as putting an umbrella in their ginger ale can cause them to lighten up and hydrate. You can create smiley faces with Cheerios or raisins, or help them alphabetize their alphabet soup.

Let Them Watch TV
We have all been made to feel like bad parents if we sit our children in front of the TV for any appreciable amount of time. However, illness is an exemption to this rule. When your child is not feeling well, allowing them to watch their favorite movie or television show can help lighten their mood and take their mind off of how bad they are feeling.

Get Reading
Pull out your child’s favorite books, or maybe even some new books and spend the afternoon snuggled up reading. Even if your child is old enough to read to himself or herself, being read to can provide an extra measure of comfort and reassurance for them.

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Go Camping
Well, not really. You can make a fort or pitch a tent in the family room to make your child feel like they are camping though. This can be fun, provide distraction, and encourage your child to get some additional rest and quiet time.

Soothe The Pain
Depending on your child’s symptoms, you may want to try giving them some pain relief medication to help soothe their aches and pains or to reduce a fever. If they have a cough and cold you might try giving them a cold and cough medication. One to try is Dr. Cocoa. Dr. Cocoa is the first ever chocolate-flavored, over-the-counter liquid cough and cold medicine line for children ages 4-13. The great chocolate taste, made with 10% real cocoa, combined with trusted, effective ingredients, means kids are happy to take the medicine and get the relief they need.

Try Dr cocoa to help soothe your kids when they are sick

Want to try it out yourself? Dr. Cocoa products are available at stores nationwide as well as online. Get more information about Dr. Cocoa on Facebook and be sure to watch their YouTube video.

Next time you are trying to help a sick child feel better, keep these creative ideas in mind. Nursing a sick child back to health can be exhausting, but these tips can help the time pass quicker and help your child to feel well cared for, and hopefully return to health soon.

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About the author

Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "


  • These are helpful tips! My little guy hasn’t been too sick yet, but just under the weather a few times and it breaks my heart that I can’t fix it for him. These tips will be so great in helping to comfort him the next time.

  • My kids loved to make tents and watch TV when they were sick. Making it life easier for the kids is so important when they are sick.

  • Nice tips. I know sometimes a little TLC can go a long way to making kids feel better. My kids especially like to watch TV when they are sick, because our normal restrictions are lifted.

  • My mom used to let me watch TV when I was sick. Even though I fell asleep most of time (because I was sick, lol) I remember thinking how awesome it was to be in bed watching the shows. 🙂