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A Wonder Review Ear Band-Its!

There is nothing worse than trying to explain to a child that they can’t go swimming  or mess too much in the bath because they are not allowed to get water in their ears due to grommets or ear perforation due to a bad infection.  In addition to that consider the nightmare which exists when trying to bathe a child who hates to have water in their ears!  From both a parents and child perspective ensuring no water enters the ear canal is nothing short of a disaster!

From my experience there are two main situations which arise! One where a child is not allowed to get water in their ears for medical reasons such as infection or grommets and another where a healthy child hates the feeling of water in their ears and suggesting a bath makes you enemy number one!! In essence it involves a parent trying to explain or battle (let’s be honest here!) with a child who either wants to splash and dunk their head under the water or else coaxing and convincing a child that hates the bath that water in their ears is ok and there is no need to be afraid!  Well I don’t know about your WonderBaba’s but mine certainly seem to follow my logical arguments!!

I recently came across a genius little product which solves the problems associated with both of these ‘water’ issues!  May I introduce… Ear Band-Its! Continue reading


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A tip to get your toddler to drink Dioralyte!

If you have a toddler who is feeling unwell whether it be due to vomiting or diarrhoea it is a good idea to ensure they are taking in enough fluids to prevent dehydration.  Water alone is not enough as it does not replace the electrolytes lost through illnesses such as these.

Dioralyte Rehydration Sachets

Dioralyte Rehydration Sachets

Dioralyte is a suitable solution for children in Ireland – they are rehydration sachets which should be taken at the following dosages:

“Daily intake may be based on a volume of 150ml/kg body weight for infants and 20-40 mg/kg body weight for adults and children.

A reasonable approximation is:
Infants – One to one and a half times the usual feed volume. For infants under 12 months, use only under medical advice
Children – One sachet after every loose motion.” Continue reading