Friday, February 5, 2010

Kid's Sick Day Tips

I have a house full of sick kiddos that just feel yucky. Here are some tips I’ve found that have made them feel a little better (other than the standard doctor’s orders stuff).  

Comfort Tips
  • Change the sheets to the softest sheets you can.
  • Put on their most comfy jammies.
  • Use the nice fluffy pillows and comfy quilts .
  • Surround them with lots of favorite stuffed animal friends.
  • Put on their favorite dvd, cd, order instant view cartoons from Netflix, keep the volume soft.
  • Put extra soft tissues, not the store brand this time, in the bed with them.
  • Turn the lights off and turn on the LED candles or low lighting.
  • Pull out the minimal pieces board games, a new coloring book and crayons, and other quiet toys.
  • Set favorite books next to them.
  • Warm bath with low lights, softest towels, and a light massage with unscented lotion afterward.
  • Give them their own chapstick, their mouths get so dry from mouth breathing.
  • We like to run a vaporizer.
 Tips for offering fluids
  • Fill the popsicle molds and offer fun pops.
  • Get out their favorite easy to drink out of cups or decorate a paper one with some fun stickers.
  • Use the fun straws or decorate regular ones with cutouts or stickers.
  • Have a tea party, warm tea is so soothing.
  • Make fun jello jigglers in fun shapes.
It helps to make a sheet for each kid to write down when you gave what medicine, what their temperature was, and how much they’ve had to drink and when. It all starts to blur after awhile. Finally, wash your hands like crazy and take care of yourself!

You can see a newer post, "Germs are not for sharing" here.


Christy said...

Great post. It made me want to crawl into bed because everything sounded so wonderful!!!!

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

I agree with Christy, I feel like snuggling under a warm blanket with some tea now/ what a great post!

Kara said...

These are some great tips! I'm bookmarking this and will share it with my readers, too.

I hope we avoid illness this year, but it does seem to be getting to that season ...

Best Wishes!