Thursday, January 31, 2008

Helpful advice from the internets

So, recently They decided that you can't give babies cold medicine anymore. Clearly this decision was made by people without babies.

What's a mom to do? Well, MG can have warm tea with honey, but Claire can't because honey can have botulism so you can't give them honey until they're one. I've been giving them suckers (because cough drops don't come on sticks) for their throats. Orange juice, of course, as well as other vitamin C sources (MG ate a whole package of tomatoes last night, the little weirdo), and chicken noodle soup become diet staples. Lots of fluids, lots of rest, etc. etc. and when Mommy has had it, there's always the leftover reserves of infant Benedryl. WHAT? They NEED it. Don't hassle me.

While surfing, I found another helpful suggestion:

...on a Russian website. It makes me wonder, how stupid do they think we are? Bill, can you translate the text on the main page?

1 comment:

Brandon Stenger said...

I love that article. Photo caption at the top: "Over-the-counter cold medicines have never been tested in children." Buried in the article: "children receive 3.8 billion doses of the medicines a year."

Clearly more "testing" is needed.