Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Is Sick
Having a sick child can be very tiring. Taking care of yourself is an important part of helping your child recover. Here are some things to try:
- Share the responsibility of care with your partner, relatives, or other support persons.
- Remember to rest when your child is resting. If you feel uncomfortable about leaving your sleeping child alone, sleep in the bed with him or her.
- Talk with your doctor if you feel exhausted and unable to continue to care for your child adequately. This can happen to any parent.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||August 25, 2011|