A Parent’s Guide to Medicine Safety
As parents, we never want to see our children sick. It’s often painful for us to see our children in
discomfort and it’s also difficult to comfort them when they don’t understand why they’re sick.
Sickness leads to bad moods and cranky kids, which in turn leave parents frustrated and often the
whole family gets stressed out when sickness invades the home.
Our first response is usually to find a medicine that will cure the illness. But along with curing
whatever ails your child, there are certain dangers associated with medicines, both prescription
and over the counter (OTC). This guide will help you decide if medicine is even a necessary
treatment, safety tips to ensure your child gets the correct dosage, natural remedies, tips for when
to seek medical attention, and questions you need to ask your pediatrician.