Having a sick toddler is heart breaking and can be overwhelming. Its hard to know what to do, how to comfort your little guy, and if you need to take him to the doctor. I definitely am not an expert, but I have found a few things that make life with a sick toddler just a tiny bit easier:
Do Terra essential oils–ginger, peppermint, onguard. I’ve been using essential oils for about a year now, and I definitely break them out whenever one of the little ones is sick. For the pukes, ginger and peppermint are the best. I just dilute them with a carrier oil and rub them on his tummy. And I diffuse the onguard like a crazy person whenever there is the slightest sign of sickness.
Kinsa Smart Thermometer. A fever means your little one is fighting something, and keeping track of the temperature is so crucial. This thermometer makes taking a toddler’s temperature a breeze. (Kinsa is also coming out with a new ear thermometer that works with their current app and I can’t wait to try that Sept 1 when it comes out.)
Disney Junior. Seriously, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is our saving grace. If one of my babies isn’t feeling so great I just put on Mickey or Doc McStuffins or Jake.
Cozy blanket. or any comfort item really. Neither of my kids really have a lovey. The aden and anais swaddle blankets are the closest thing Emaline has to a lovey. I wish you could hear the way Emmy says “cozy.” She is cutting a couple teeth right now so she needs a lot of cuddles. She will grab her aden and anais blanket and walk up to me and say “cozy, cozy” which means she wants me to wrap her up and cuddle her.
Pacis. I worry Elijah is going to be the kid bringing his paci to Kindergarten. But it is seriously his only “comfort item.” He usually only gets his pacis in bed, but when he is sick and camped out on the couch, I let him use them all day. Especially when he just looks so sad.
Popsicles. I tried to make some fancy, organic ginger and coconut water popsicles for Eli when he was super sick a few months back. He refused to eat them, and it was a giant waste of my time (any money…) He just wanted good old Popsicle brand popsicles. Probably because they come in Avengers flavors. But, when he couldn’t keep liquids down, popsicles did the trick to keep him hydrated.
Beach towels and sheets. I can’t be the only crazy person who lines every inch of floor with towels and bedsheets when puke makes an appearance. My opinion is doing laundry is way easier then scrubbing carpets and trying to get that awful, lingering puke smell out.
oh, and don’t forget cuddles. There are no cuddles as good as mama cuddles.
What would you add to the list? Did I miss something crucial, that you can’t go without when you’re tiny human is puking? Let me know in the comments!
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