Sunday, November 01, 2009

Are you ready for a sick household? 10 things you need right now.

As our family is somewhat on the mend, I kept on thinking how much stuff we did not have or we just used really quickly in our house. Making trips to the store when you are sick is not fun and is dangerous when you are contagious. I am no expert, but thought it might be helpful to post some pantry items you should have in your kitchen and house during flu season.

Take what you want from it!

I was just really suprised at the lack of information on the Web about what to do when your family has the flu.

  • One or two cool mist humidifers- helps kiddos breath=more sleep time for mom and dad
  • Medical style nose bulb (the safety first one i had was awful-children's hospital gave me a medical one)
  • Ginger ale in cans, or my favorite, Orangina - lasts longer
  • Temperal thermometer-it's worth the money. Have you ever tried to make a toddler hold still for one minute with a thermometer? Not fun. Kelly, my sister-in-law, recommended the Exergen brand.

  • Tissues-more than one box
  • Cough drops-went through two big bags
  • Vaseline - to put under nose of kiddos after multiple wipings. Poor Sophia was red.
  • Jello-
  • Ibuprofen
  • Grace. Grace for your messy house. Grace for whiny kids. Grace for mountains of unwashed laundry. Grace for snotty noses. Grace when you are up all night with baby. Grace when you are short on sleep on long on kids who need you and your husband.

Psalm 23
A psalm of David. 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

1 comment:

Deni said...

Great tips. I would agree with your assesment - though I think I would add like soup and easy fix dinners. Drew had to cook while I had the flu and he loved that I had frozen pizza and stuff so he didn't have to make a meal.

I hope you are all mostly on the mend!