Congrats to the five winners of our Childrens Panadol giveaway :
(you MUST commentbelow to be considered for the prizes)
Our oldest daughter, Miss10, is a bit of a klutz.
So far she’s managed to injure herself, in one form or other, every day of the holidays.
Yesterday, while mucking about with her cousins and younger siblings, she jumped off our small retaining wall but seemed to change her mind midway through the manoeuvre.
“It was like her left foot didn’t get the memo to jump and stayed behind,” said Tracey. She sighed. “So I’m guessing at some point today she will hurt herself. You know where the Children’s Panadol is.” She grinned and added, “Try to be more sympathetic than I was yesterday.”
“What do you mean?”
Of course, I knew where the Children’s Panadol was. We have a medicine shelf above the fridge. That’s an actual whole shelf, by the way, not just the end of a shelf or even most of a shelf. It has everything we need to tip the scales in favour of us sleeping at night, and a big part of that equation is Children’s Panadol.
We have four bottles in the house at the moment: two each of Children’s Panadol ages 1-5 and 5-12 (Suspension range) to cover the ages of our five little ones. We don’t wait until we need it. You’ll always find both the open bottle we’re using and the next bottle ready to roll. Why? Because it’s standard practice for all chemists in the area to close just as the medicine bottle empties. We’ve been caught out too many times, so we always keep a stock ready.
Even when we’re going away on holidays, it’s never left behind.
We don’t muck around with alternative brands either. At two in the morning we don’t want to discover the kids won’t swallow the medicine because it tastes ‘yuck’.
The thing is, when you find a fix that works, you stick with it. It was helping us sooth Master22 when he was a mere Master2. In fact, it’s been around for over forty years, taking it easy on tiny tummies for worried mummies.
I’ve got to be honest, I don’t understand why the good people at Children’s Panadol are even asking me to write a post. I can’t imagine any parent doesn’t know and use this product.
Sure enough, within two hours of Tracey leaving the house I saw the telltale signs Miss10 had injured herself yet again: a wail broke out on the balcony and Miss2, our little Florence Nightingale, came bolting into the kitchen, collecting a tea towel from the drawer and an ice-pack from the freezer.
Only it wasn’t Miss10 at all, it was Miss4. She’d fallen off her scooter.
Miss4 hobbled and warbled into the house.
“I think I’ve broken my leg,” she told me.
Ever since Miss10 broke hers a year ago, this has been a common complaint. But she hadn’t. For a start, she was standing.
But I could see she was genuinely in pain.
“Here you go,” I said, measuring out 9ml of Children’s Panadol. “You’ll be right, love. Just go and watch a movie for a little bit and we’ll see how things go.”
Things went well – no need to go to hospital and eventually she seemed to forget there was ever a pain in her leg.
“How’d it go today?” Tracey asked me when she arrived home from work.
“Usual,” I said.
I explained today’s bit of drama.
“Personally, I call any day we avoid a trip to the emergency room a good day,” said my wife philosophically. “And anyway, at least you didn’t laugh.”
The good people at Children’s Panadol have asked me to give away some movie tickets, so leave a comment below and you’ll be in the running. Like the Children’s Panadol Facebook page then tell us in the comment section below this post why Children’s Panadol is your number one choice for fever and pain relief. We have 5 x Hoytz Family Movie Passes (2 x adults and 2 x children) to give away. Good luck!
Always read the label. Use only as directed. For the temporary relief of pain and fever. Incorrect use could be harmful. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist. Seek medical advice for children under 3 months. Panadol is a registered trademark of the GSK group of companies.
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