Don’t Let Pain or Fever Dampen Your Child’s Holiday Spirit


With the December holidays just around the corner, families are dusting off suitcases, giving car tyres the once-over, and plotting adventures. If you’re rolling with young children, you can expect a few unexpected challenges (and the occasional scraped knee). Being prepared for sudden pains or fevers with the Power of Panado can go a long way in ensuring a smooth holiday with the kiddo crew.

Here are four tips to consider:

1.      Pack a First-Aid Kit: Before embarking on your journey, assemble a basic first-aid kit. Include items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, a digital thermometer, tweezers, pain-relief medication suitable for all family members, and any other specific medications your child may need.1

2.     Hydration and Snacks: Kids, with their endless energy and non-stop adventures, can heat up quicker than adults because they don’t sweat as efficiently. Given their zest for playtime, they don’t always recognise that they’re thirsty,  so ensure you have a few water bottles handy.

3.     Sun Protection: Children’s skin is more sensitive to UV rays than adults.a Remember to slather sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on your kids at last 30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply as needed.

4.    Keep Germs at Bay: During holidays, protect your child from cold and flu germs by ensuring regular handwashing, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.4 Carry hand sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol for on-the-go cleanliness.

The Power of Panado

Conveniently packaged, Panado Paediatric Syrup, Peppermint 5 ml Sachets, is perfect for the symptomatic treatment of pain and fever for kids on the move.

The sachets contain paracetamol, which is included in the List of Essential Medicines for Children of the World Health Organization.5

In addition to the sachets, Panado’s range for children includes strawberry flavoured paediatric syrup, peppermint flavoured paediatric syrup which is alcohol and sugar-Free and infant drops.

Always administer using a medicine measure or a syringe. Do not exceed the recommended dose.  Dosage details can be found at and are calculated according to your child’s age and weight. 

Parents trust Panado for the power to fight their little one’s pain and provide fast7 relief when needed most.  Panado products are available at Baby City, Pick n Pay, Checkers, including Hypers, Shoprite, Clicks, Dis-Chem, and Independent Pharmacies. For more information, visit visit join the conversations on Facebook.


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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

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Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

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No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

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Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


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Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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