Day 11 – Sick Day 🙁
Well, it happens. A puking toddler is not what you want to wake up to in the morning. And not while 8 months pregnant which makes you slightly queasy yourself, not to mention all around a little slower on the kid-bucket-tile-floor grab.
Homemade Electrolyte Drink
1/2 C freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 C freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 C mint tea
2 TBS raw honey
1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink salt (or just salt)
Mix in a blender. Or, as I do because I’m lazy, dissolve the salt and honey in the hot tea, then stir in everything else. When they won’t drink water, this yummy “special” drink is a great way to get fluids back in! As well as replenishing the salts and sugars our body needs along with vitamin C, and mint tea for calming the stomach.
3 Tricks for Sick Toddlers
- Bucket – an ice-cream pail works well. Otherwise any large bucket, bowl or container. Keep one in every room and be ready to grab it FAST!
- Bib – If they’re young enough for this to be appropriate, remember to dress them with a bib! I cannot stress enough how this helps save changes of clothes, and when the bucket is too far away, flip it up and it works as a catch-all. (MUCH better than using your hands! Ewwww!!!)
- Towel – Make a “bed” for them on the floor with a towel. Saves the carpet, and in the case that the bucket is not at hand, at least get them over the towel! This gives your little one a defined space where they can be, close to their bucket and electrolyte drink!
You can do it, Momma! Nothing else needs to get done today. Just sit on a towel, hold a bucket and survive. You WILL survive.