Bringing a sick child to the ED can be stressful, especially this winter with hospitals nationwide reporting record-breaking admissions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report there have been 30 flu-associated fatalities in children since January 13 of this year. For parents who find themselves making a trip to the ED during the winter flu season, CHOC Children's has these pointers:
There are plenty of things that you can do to protect their health, but it is important to make sure you’re not being overprotective. They need to make their own mistakes and find things out for themselves, it is a natural part of learning. But as a mother, this just becomes so hard to do. Don’t be too overbearing, but don’t take too much of a back seat. It is important to remember that there are going to be things that will happen out of your control as well. So if you’re wondering what you can do to make sure you’re raising healthy babies, I’ve created a guide for you outlining some of the best things that you can do.