Skip Nav
Parenting
This Is the 1 Thing Kids Want From Their Parents
Parenting
All the Wines That Pair Best With Your Child's Crappy Behavior
Parenting
A Letter to My Unborn Baby: Here's What I Promise You

Hug Your Children

Lil Tip: Hugs

As you might have read in my latest Family Ties, my lil one is sick again. She's coughing up a storm and it scares her every time. She's not much of a cuddle bug when she's feeling well, but that has certainly changed with this cold. Every time she starts to hack a little, her eyes pop open with fear and with outstretched wings, she lunges for me.

When your babe isn't feeling well, be sure to give them lots of love and affection. It seems like a no brainer and is an easy thing to do, but one of the best things you can do for baby is to provide some good old TLC.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I agree, I was referring to the title. Like I said, I was adding to it, not changing her advice. The advice is fine, I just thought to add a tidbit to it. :)
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 8 years
Oh and our baby is the same way - wanting to cuddle and be held when she is sick with a cold. She has one now too.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 8 years
I think it says love and affection. Unless it was updated since your comment. I think Babysugar just shows her love and affection with hugs. Every kid needs love and affection when they are sick. Even big ones like me :)
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 8 years
I think it says love and affection. Unless it was updated since your comment. I think Babysugar just shows her love and affection with hugs. Every kid needs love and affection when they are sick. Even big ones like me :)
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Just an additional note - lots of hugs and affection is great IF it makes your child feel better. Love can be shown in many other ways if they're adverse to being touched and hugged, like my oldest. Trying to cuddle and hug him while he's sick would make him very uncomfortable and worse off. Like me, he has to be in the mood to cuddle, and when he's sick, being touched at all is like nails on a chalkboard. So it's not really a given that it's "best."
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Just an additional note - lots of hugs and affection is great IF it makes your child feel better. Love can be shown in many other ways if they're adverse to being touched and hugged, like my oldest. Trying to cuddle and hug him while he's sick would make him very uncomfortable and worse off. Like me, he has to be in the mood to cuddle, and when he's sick, being touched at all is like nails on a chalkboard. So it's not really a given that it's "best."
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Just an additional note - lots of hugs and affection is great IF it makes your child feel better. Love can be shown in many other ways if they're adverse to being touched and hugged, like my oldest. Trying to cuddle and hug him while he's sick would make him very uncomfortable and worse off. Like me, he has to be in the mood to cuddle, and when he's sick, being touched at all is like nails on a chalkboard.So it's not really a given that it's "best."
When Is the Best Time of Day to Exercise?
Best Health and Fitness Gadgets 2016
Norovirus Outbreak at Boston Chipotle
Best Fitness Trackers
Healthy Alternatives to Kids' Favorite Foods
Cute Allergy Medicine Carriers
Maternity Workout Clothes From DLVR Maternity

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
X