So this week Poppy has had Tonsillitis! And what a long week it has been.
It can be tiring when they are poorly. They don’t understand why they feel that way and can be very hard work which leads to a stressed parent!
Here are my top 5 tips which have really helped me out this week and kept the stress at bay!
1. Dose them up.
This is a very obvious one. I can only guess that most of you are like me, you have a cupboard full of paracetamol, ibroprofen, cough medicine etc. I used to buy all the branded medicine but now I buy the pharmacy own because I found my littlies prefer the taste plus you can get a big bottle for half the price! Just ask at the counter.
2. Let them pick!
We all know when we aren’t well we sometimes don’t want a big meal. Especially when it comes to tonsillitis. As long as they are drinking plenty there is no need to worry. If they are being sick then dairy is a definite no no but if they are able to keep anything down, cereals, yoghurt and jellies with fruit are good and also cold on the throat. Especially ice cream!
3. Fresh air
As long as they aren’t contagious and able to, still try to get some fresh air. Even if it is just a walk around the road or popping over the shops. As you know we all go a bit stir crazy if we are stuck inside to long.
4. Accept help
This week I don’t know what I would of done without accepting help from family. We are all guilty of over loading ourselves and think we can do it all, I know, I am one of them. Let someone take the other children if needed so you can have break and concentrate on the poorly one. Let someone else collect the medication.
5. Lots of cuddles
Nothing beats a mummy/daddy cuddle when you are poorly! They can be unsure why they are feeling the way they do, especially if they are young and just want to be cuddled. Make the time. Sod the housework, that will still be there later. Put a film on or read some books. Snuggle up in bed or make a den in the sofa.
Well there are my five top tips on what to do when the kids are poorly. I hope this helps you as much as it helped me stay stress free ❤️