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  • Survey Reveals The Most Common Challenge Of Parenting

    Be Sure: The Challenges of Parenting uncovers the shared challenges parents face when raising kids.
  • Parenting is one of the most challenging roles anyone can play - with many mishaps that can happen along the way.

    In the survey Be Sure: The Challenges of Parenting, both parents and healthcare experts aimed at helping to uncover the shared challenges parents face, from the humorous to the more serious. By sharing these insights, Paracetamol Calpol® hopes to reassure parents that their experience isn't unique and that mishaps are all a normal part of the journey, while also helping them during one of their most stressful times – when choosing and administering the right medicine for their child.

    The survey reveals that 99% of parents confess they're not perfect when it comes to raising a child. 47% of parents said they experienced tripping over toys and ruining the game, while 40% revealed they have fallen asleep while reading a bedtime story.

    For 93% of parents, getting a child ready for school doesn't always go to plan. More than 1/3 of moms have slept through their morning alarm and made their child late for school, while 53% of dads admit they have forgotten to check their child's homework.

    While the study reveals that dads are generally more forgetful, moms are the ones who worry the most when their child is sick.

    But caring for a sick child is often the hardest time for a parent, where the last thing they want to do is make a mistake. The survey reveals 1 in 2 parents don't understand the differences in children's pain and fever medicines, and may be unintentionally putting their child at risk.

    A child's fever is a leading cause of anxiety for 84% of parents, with nearly 1 in 3 admitting they worry about giving them the right type of medicine.

    Nearly half (48%) of parents aren't aware of the known side effects of ibuprofen-based children's medicines, such as upset stomach, nausea, and diarrhea. Forty two percent didn't know that when children are suffering from other conditions, such as dehydration or dengue fever, there is an increased risk of side effects when using Ibuprofen-based pain and fever medicines.

    Even healthcare professionals are concerned; the expert version of the survey reveals that parents do not have enough confidence and knowledge when it comes to treating their child's pain. 93% of healthcare experts believe they can play an even bigger role in educating parents on children's pain and fever.

    If you're caring for a sick child, Make No Mistake – choose Paracetamol Calpol®, a suitable and effective choice for pain and fever relief. 96% of healthcare experts recommend Paracetamol (the active ingredient in Calpol®) for children with pain and fever.

    When used as directed, Paracetamol has the lowest rate of side effects among children's over-the-counter (OTC) pain and fever medicines. This is why it is the first line of medical treatment recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for treating pain and fever. No other OTC medicine has been trusted longer or proven more effective than Paracetamol for children’s pain and fever. For more information on Paracetamol Calpol ®, visit calpol.com.ph.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Paracetamol (Calpol).