It seems sickness comes in phases. Last year the kids were never sick (or if they were it was something like pink-eye that didn’t slow them down a bit). This year it seems we are battling every bug out there. Here are some of the survival tips we have come up with to help us survive the tummy-flu. Please share your tips in the comments – My preschoolers and I need them!
These are terrific! The fabric backing on the back makes this “tarp” not slide when you cover your couch or a bed with the tablecloth, but the easy-to-clean vinyl surface means that you can wipe and disinfect with bleach and a paper towel. No more scrubbing the couch!
I am not referring to those nifty cubes that are great snacks for a sickly child. We use jello powder to help solidify diarrhea. Mix a teaspoon or so of jello powder into applesauce and it helps congeal poo. Jello powder does not cure diarrhea, but for a young diapered child, it does help contain it!
We got a couple of the ionizer lightbulbs from Purely Products right before Christmas. They seem to come at the worst best times. A virus is making its way through the house again. Purely Products offers nightlight air purifiers as well as UV-germ-killing lightbulbs. As we put the nightlight in after the virus arrived we can’t attest to its germ-fighting qualities, but I have been very impressed with how quickly it can deodorize a sick room!
Spoonful of Sugar.
Having problems getting your kids to take their meds or even to drink, anything, at all? Kid Kupz created a flavored rim cup to help convince our kids to take the meds. While the bugs going through our house have been viral and we haven’t gotten meds to combat them, I have used the cups to make drinking fun for sick kids. It is so important to keep fluids up with the tummy bug comes to town – this may not be the original intent of this product, but it works for us!
This is why I haven’t gotten sick yet, in spite of the fact that this is the third time one of the quirky kids has caught something! I love this stuff… now if only it would keep the kids from contracting every bug this year!
Any tips that your family has on how to avoid, survive or combat illness in your family? I’d love to hear them – maybe they’ll help us next time a bug comes to call!