I babysit a 2 and a half year i have been watching him for over a year now and his mom is always giving him cold meds that say don't give to children under 6 and give it to them every 4-6 hours well the mother ask me to give it to him every 3 hours he isn't coughing or runny noes or anything she has been bringing it for 6 weeks strait and asked me if i have been giving it to him i told her i didn't know he needed it she said that she wants him to have it so he don't catch anything and she puts it in his juice cup every night and every morning and i HAVE to start giving it to him I feel so sorry for the child he is sooo far behind other 2 and a half year olds and i was just wanting to know everyones opinion she is my cousin so it makes it harder to talk to her about this but i also think he is going through withdrawls from the meds his heart beats so fast and when you hold him he jerks all the time....whats everyones opinion??Answer Question
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You need to call CPS before one of those children need an organ transplant or die; they may already have permanent physical or mental disability from this. What she is doing is VERY dangerous; in the mean time refuse to participate.
"These medicines treat symptoms; they don’t cure a cold," he said. "So if parents think they are curing something with these medicines, they’re kidding themselves. When it comes to small children, keeping them hydrated, monitoring them and consulting a pediatrician are far more important then relying on over-the-counter medicine."
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