Nannies Must Use a Medicine Safe

One in Five Teens Has Abused Prescription Medication Found in the Medicine Cabinet The Number One Cause of Drug Addiction is Medical Prescriptions Given Legally by Physicians, Not Illicit Drugs I just had a very sobering talk with a local pediatrician. Now that one of my charges has started dating I asked the doctor about […]

585,922 Reasons to Be Wary of Dangerous Medication Side Effects

Has a Child in Your Care Ever Had an Allergic Reaction to Medication? Each year, more than 500,000 children under six years of age suffer side effects to medications that are serious enough to require treatment. Be aware that each person is a unique chemical factory. Therefore, interactions between chemicals, whether the chemicals are from medications […]

What Works for You in Treating Eczema?

When OTC Products Aren’t Enough in Treating Eczema We have been reviewing our favorite over-the-counter (OTC) products for the prevention and treatment of pediatric eczema. Here are our favorite OTC moisturizers, creams, and bathing cleansers: CeraVe is our favorite OTC cream to use on sensitive skin. It’s thick and creamy but not greasy and very […]

40 Children’s Pain, Cold, and Allergy Meds Recalled

Throw Out Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, and Benadryl A voluntary recall has been issued for more than 40 over-the-counter drugs for children, including Tylenol and Motrin, because they don’t meet quality standards. “This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events,” McNeil Consumer Healthcare said in a statement Friday. “However, as a […]

READING CHILDREN’S MEDICINE LABELS

How Nannies and Au Pairs Should Administer Medicines to Children Parents, family, nannies, and au pairs devote themselves to the welfare of children. Yet, even with love and devotion, 80 percent of deaths of children under five-years of age are avoidable. More than half of those deaths are caused by mistakes in the administration of […]