My gut turns in knots when my kids are sick. I feel so helpless. Without a magic wand to instantly cure their fever and sore throat, I just hold them and give them medicine, praying it works fast.
Giving them medicine…it’s just like in Mary Poppins. Except not. Because I have the grumpy kids that refuse the medicine but not the supernatural medicine bottle that pours three different flavors at once.
Well, Ms. Poppins, I don’t have your amazing voice, weird bag, or crazy medicine, but I have something else. From a webinar I participated in with PediaCare®, and from the information I learned from this sponsored post I wrote, I have something you don’t.
I have PediaCare® Smooth Melts™ – and they are as close as I will get to a Mary Poppins medicine experience.
Me: “Lizzie, you have a fever. Take this medicine.”
Lizzie: “Does it taste bad?” (nose wrinkled, hand on mouth)
Me: “Nope. And guess what? They melt super fast. They are like the cotton candy of medicines. Try them.”
You know why they taste so amazing? Because they are made for a child’s taste buds. A child’s? Yes! I learned at the webinar that while we are born with a ton of taste buds as a baby, we lose over half of them over time. Children are actually more sensitive to taste – it isn’t just an act! (That really made me feel better as a mom).
Plus, the fast melting nature makes them fun to eat. (Keep them out of reach!)
And when they spike a fever in the middle of the night, they don’t even have to fully wake up to take the medicine. I hated having to make them sit up to drink the teaspoon of liquid. These melt-in-their-mouths wonders are super easy to take while laying down – no mess!
For those of you that love videos, here is a fantastic one from Dr. David L. Hill. He discuss a child’s taste buds and picky eaters:
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- The giveaway will be open until Tuesday October 21 and is sponsored by PediaCare®.
- 15 winners will be selected to receive a PediaCare® care package that will include assorted PediaCare® products and a book (ARV $75).
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PediaCare®.