I am in the raging phase of my child building up his immune system and let’s just say, it keeps you on your toes. Having a sick toddler is not fun, but I have some items to help.
A lot of moms have mentioned they’ve also been dealing with more sickness since the pandemic, I think it’s safe to say we are all going through some kind of roller coaster with our children’s well being; From mask wear to nose swabs to speech delays to online learning and more…It’s been daunting and you’re not alone!
Anyway, through our downs of getting sick lately and other little disasters here’s a few things I realized are a MUST have in your home.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED IN YOUR HOUSE FOR YOUR SICK TODDLER
#1 First aid kit for the house and in your purse
#2 Humidifier and Air purifier
#3 Nose Frida; Original and electronic
#4 Thermometer and Ox pulse meter.
#5 I subscribed to Blueberry pediatrics services and not only do they send that stuff but also a little camera if you need to show them down the throat or inside the ears via call. They’re available 24/7. Such a piece of mind. Click here to get a free kit!
#6 Benadryl and Fever reducer
#8 Saline water and epsom salts
#10 Old towels; don’t throw them out! Keep them for the messy days
#11 Trash bags and trash bin
#12 Waterproof mattress protector; must have
#13 CPR certification is always a good idea and I also purchased Shannon’s Tripp ER pediatric nurse course. It’s really good to have on hand https://www.shantripp.com/course
#15 Calming essential oils and eucalyptus
#16 Magnesium gummies and vitamins
#17 Natual chest rub
#18 Cold calm from Boiron; I swear by them when Oliver starts getting the sniffles
#19 Genexa brand is quite good too for the onset of first symptoms, I like to have the kids cold crush on hand
#20 Syringes for when you lost all of them and your kid won’t swallow out of the little cup
#21 We also have a nebulizer because of Oliver’s asthma, but I’ve heard they can really help even with filtered water to clear things up!
WHAT ARE YOUR MUST-HAVES?
Those are some of my must-haves! This is not medical advice, just some things I’ve learned as a mom to have on hand at home.
I would love to know what yours are!! Let me know in the comments below!
You may also enjoy reading my blog: Communicating With Our Children’s BIG Feelings which is all about managing our children’s emotions and feelings, especially when they are explosive.
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