This is a sponsored conversation, however, all opinions are my own.
It always feels like when one child gets sick, eventually, everyone else follows suit within a few days. To make matters worse, it can take a week or more to get the entire house healthy and *almost* germ-free again.
With five kids, we deal with sickness on a monthly basis. It’s expected that during the winter time that one of my three older kids (who are in 8th, 4th, and Pre-k in public school) will come home sick. This leads to the passing on their sickness to my toddler who stays at home with me (and has never been to daycare). If you’ve ever dealt with a child who isn’t used to getting sick and eventually does, you know it can be a very trying time.
Working from home means that I have a lot of flexibility. If there is an emergency or something that is needed, I am normally the one is able to take care of it. However, there are
Remember the three sick kids? Well, who do you think gets to miss an entire day (or multiple days from work) to take care of them?
Ding, ding, ding! I do!
Because I understand that my line of work allows me to be present, more so than my husband, I can’t complain. But let’s be real, I still have to provide for my family, so every day that I miss from work, is also money missing from my pockets. Because of this, I make sure that I am very proactive. This means incorporating a varying number of tools which I will list below.
Starting with the Inside
Making sure their internal health is doing well is an important step in protecting their overall health. If you’ve ever had a child that was constipated, then you know how hard of a time they can have. Kids don’t always understand why things are happening, they just want it over with. DocuSol® Kids helps to provide for general constipation relief. The best part is that kids start to feel relief within 2 to 15 minutes. Plus its safe and effective for kids ages 2-12.
Make Sure Everyone Washes Their Hands … A Lot Handwashing is so important, especially for kids. When you are in a house full of children (especially being outnumbered like we are), it’s imperative that we ensure good hand washing habits to stop the spread of germs. Make sure your kids know the correct way to wash hands.
For younger kids, make it fun; one of our favorite things to do is to sing “Happy Birthday” or the “Days of the Week” song (to the tune of the Addams Family theme song). This allows the proper amount of time for the hands to be cleaned, and will give you the comfort you need to know that hands will always be clean when they are touching everything!
Talk about germ heaven. My kids rarely play with their toys, except for when they are sick. This means that germs are being transferred onto items that are just idling around the house. To stop germs from spreading, make sure you regularly clean your child’s toys, no matter how often they play with them
What are some ways you work to protect your child’s health during the winter?
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DocuSol® Kids.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.