Parenting isn’t always easy and it isn’t always clean. Last week as we were just a few blocks from the doctor’s office, I heard the noise no parent wants to hear and then Weston announced that Carrigan didn’t feel well. Of course, I didn’t have a full diaper bag with me so I didn’t have a change of clothes. I was deep into the messy side of parenting with a case of child nausea.
The Messy Side of Parenting: Child Nausea
After having two kids, you’d think I would have learned to always be prepared. Preparation is the key to avoiding these kinds of situations. But I wasn’t this time so I wiped her off with the baby wipes I did have stashed in the car and we headed into the office smelling less than stellar.
The experience taught me that I need to be a little more prepared in the car. So now I have a bag with extra clothes, more wipes, and some extra bags in the car, just in case! It’s no joke when your child gets sick in the car!
While the car is one of the most challenging places to deal with a child getting sick, a child feeling nauseous is never a good thing. So when nausea hits, I’m always on a hunt for a gentle way to help them feel better. Nauzene® Kids Liquid Nausea Relief is pediatrician recommended and homeopathic.
It relieves nausea from “stomach flu” and upset stomachs in kids age 2 and up. Because it’s gluten-free, aspirin-free, and does not contain parabens, artificial flavors, dyes, or salicylates I feel good about using it with my kids.
Weston has been a fan of the delicious grape flavor so I’ve been able to get him to take the Nauzene Kids when his stomach is bothering him. Getting him to take something to make him feel better is usually the biggest challenge and I’ve had to use a number of approaches in the past including:
- Making a deal for more tablet time in exchange
- Using a special spoon
- Offering a special treat or reward
And sometimes just using a trick that the pediatrician taught me to force them to take it and swallow by blowing in their face.
But not having to fight him to take Nauzene has made it one of go-tos when sick tummies pop up!
Like with everything in your medicine cabinet, please make sure to read and follow all label instructions before using.
Nauzene® is available at your local CVS, HEB, and other retailers. You can get a $3 coupon to try Nauzene Kids at NauzeneKids.com.
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