We’ve all seen those products that makes us go, “Why didn’t anyone ever think of that before?” PediaCare’s NEW Children’s Fever Reducer Pain Reliever in Single Dose Squeezable Packets IS that product.
PediaCare was generous enough to supply the Mommy Mafia with enough product for all the Mommies that made it out for our last Mommy Needs A TimeOut Sometimes Too event. It started the discussion among us about fevers, old-wives tales and myths over child fever and the dangers of overdosing.
One of the Mommies brought up the myth that if your child has a high temperature and a fever, should you give them an ice bath? Dr. David Hill, MD, FAAP is the Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC and the author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like A Pro, did this short video for PediaCare addressing this very thing:
Child safety was a driving force in the development of PediaCare® Single Dose. Over the counter medications are involved in approximately one-third of emergency department visits among children under the age of 12. Of those visits, 80% of them are due to unsupervised children taking medications on their own and 10% of emergency department visits in this age group are due to medications errors. With only one dose included in each child- resistant packet, the threat of overdosing is greatly decreased. One of our Mommies shared her personal experience with overdosing when her Nanny gave her small son TWO TIMES the amount of medication he needed according to his weight. Panic set in when she realized that the nanny had just filled the dosing cup to the top, instead of measuring the dose according to the instructions on the box.
When I found out about PediaCare’s new product, I immediately thought it was just fantastic. No more having to travel with a bottle of medicine and a sticky cup. No more worries about overdosing. No trying to get a squirmy child to force drink from a little cup. Seriously, Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?
PediaCare® Single Dose contains the accurate dose for just one treatment and is available in two sizes. The 7.5 mL packet is for children 36-47 lbs. or ages 4-5, and a 10 mL packet is for children 48-59 lbs. or ages 6-8. PediaCare® Single Dose is specially designed for little mouths to make taking medicine less intimidating, and the squeezable packet helps eliminate spills and creates less mess than a dosing cup. Each packet is child resistant with a fold-and- tear opening process. Caregivers then simply squeeze the medicine from the packet directly into the child’s mouth, similar to the squeezable yogurt and pureed fruit products to which most children have become accustomed.
Thank you, PediaCare for sharing your “Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” product with the Mafia! PediaCare Single Dose Squeezable Packet Fever Reducer and Pain Reliever is available locally in retail stores. It is also available online at Amazon.com.