How a Mom of 11 Manages the House When They are Sick!
List of things you MUST have ON HAND!
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Mint – Peppermint oil, Meleleuca, Vicks, Johnson & Johnson vapor bath, Eucalyptus, Bath & Bodyworks Mentha soap – Any and ALL of those will do. If your child (or your husband or teenage kids) have body aches or fever you should have these items on hand to get them in a cool bath.
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Hydration – Pedialyte, Gatorade, Water. Aside from having them sit supervised in a bath (which hydrates them thru the skin), sipping on some electrolytes will help them feel better!
Vicks Rub – If you have a child that is congested this is great on their chest (just a small dot). I have used it with some coconut oil to run their feet where all the pressure points are located.
Cooling cloths – “Chill Its” or cooling cloths have amazing technology that retains the cool water and when applied to the head or feet of a child helps bring down their overall temperature.
Chicken Noodle Soup – Saimin or Ramen is a great alternative that will allow you to adjust the amount of salt that is in the soup. If neither of these are on hand you can boil some chicken, throw in some spagetti noodles and make your own Chicken Noodle Soup!
Purell Healthcare Disinfectant Spray – This spray has a kill time of 30 seconds for Tuberculosis and kills flu virus! Spray it on door handles, light switches, carpets or counters! When you have a house of 11 kids its really easy for the germs to spread! Purell’s Healthcare Disinfectant Spray helps make the house a little more germ free!
Keep one or two of those Cool Whip or Country Crock containers around for those times when the little ones’ tummies are a bit queasy. We place folded paper towels in them and keep them nearby in case the restroom is too far for a nauseated child.