Sick days are bound to happen when you have kids.
With school back in session, cold and flu season starting up, and more people staying inside due to colder weather, there’s just no way to avoid it forever.
Luckily you can help your child bounce back and keep them content while they heal. With these tools, you can build your own natural mama's sick day survival kit to make your next sick day go smoothly. I have used affiliate links to make it easier for you to find these products.
Sick Day Survival Kit
Grab a plastic storage bin with a locking lid next time you are at the store. This will the base of your survival kit. This bin can be filled with everything you need and hidden away ready to come out when needed.
First things first pack your kit with natural medicines you trust.
- Saline solution is perfect for unclogging stuffy noses.
- Honey will help calm your child's cough and soothe sore throats (for children two and under, please use your own .
- Elderberry syrup will be your best friend for boosting the immune system of your whole family. This will allow the illness to run it's course faster and keep the healthy family members from falling prey. Keep an extra bottle in your survival kit and one for regular use.
- Any natural products you use such any Hylands or Zarbees.
Add basics you will need handy such as:
Place a small rolled throw blanket in your kit. If someone throws up in bed it will be nice to have a blanket ready for them to cuddle on the couch while you handle clean up.
Keep your sick child entertained in bed or on the sofa by having a few things in your kit just for entertaining on sick days.
Adding a small variety will help you keep your child calm and resting.
In the freezer keep a stash of favorites like chicken soup (store the noodles dry and cook to add when ready to eat). In this freezer stash store grape juice concentrate to kill tummy bugs, and orange juice concentrate to boost the immune system.
Your Natural Mama's Sick Day Survival Kit can be completely customized for your family. If something brings your child comfort like a lovey or toy grab an extra to stash in your kit so if one needs to go in the wash due to illness you have a fresh clean germ-free one ready.
Don't forget the Fair Trade Chocolate for Mama.
Go ahead and order all of your cleaning supplies from Grove Collaborative and have them shipped straight to your door. Our favorites are Mrs. Meyers Multi-Surface Cleaner, METHOD All Purpose + Antibac, and their Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottle to mix our Thieves Cleaner concentrate in.
Do you make your own remedies, soothing bath balms, and other tools for helping your child through a sick day?
Add some to your Natural Mama's Sick Day Survival Kit in the comments below!.