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Last week in the midst of my everyday mommy routine of ; folding laundry, a toddler refusing naptime, dishes galore, and never ending toy removal from the floor, I received a phone call from my middle sons school nurse. He had thrown up at recess and had a slight fever. I immediately made a mad dash to look presentable #momlife, and got my fussy 3 year old ready. We made it out the house fairly quickly considering! Now the tantrum in the car is a whole other story. Let’s just say Legos and back seats don’t mix well.
By the time we had picked him up, and returned home, his fever had spiked up. As a mom seeing your child un-well, really breaks your heart. You go to great lengths to comfort and entertain a sick child. Luckily I’m always prepared for sick days.
I always keep Children’s Advil on hand. It’s fast and effective on reducing fever, and other discomforts. Not only does it come in a variety of flavors like , Sugar-free Dye-free Berry (our favorite) but in a chewable and pill form as well. You’re bound to find a flavor your child will take with no fuss.
Not only do I use Children’s Advil to help with fever, I’ve also picked up several handy tricks to battle fever while waiting for the medicine to start taking effect.
- Lotion on feet.
- Cool washcloths
- Homemade fruit popsicles
- Frozen grapes as either a treat or ice pack
These tricks help tremendously at bringing fever down, I swear by them!
Now we all know how easy boredom sets in while your child’s sick. They really don’t have much energy to do anything, yet they are beyond iritated with having to lounge around all day. This had me thinking, “okay what can they do to battle the boredom, yet still be entertained aside from T.V?”
I scoured Pinterest, and stumbled across “Busy Bags”. They are ziplock, or pencil bags with themed activities in side of each one. It’s brilliant! You can customize them to your child’s age and interests, and can be reused again and again. Not only that, but they are low cost to make!
These are so easy to make, and you just really can’t go wrong putting them together. You can also find most of these at items at Walgreens, where I picked up our Children’s Advil too!
Here are items I put in to the pencil bags, that kept my son busy and resting.
- Map Pencils
- Yard sale stickers
- Play-Doh and accessories
As I said earlier, it’s really up to you and your children on what you put into these, the skies the limit. Well as long as it fits into the zipper bag! My son is 7, and his artsy side is coming out a lot here lately. He spends a lot of time drawing, and making things with his hands, that’s why I chose these for him.
Be sure to check out the Children’s Advil website for more information and printable coupons. Always read all the dosage information on the product packaging , or speak to your child’s pediatrician beforehand to ensure proper dosage amounts.
I’d love to hear about how you entertain your children on sick days?