Cold, Flu, Stomach Bug – Oh My! Survival Kit Must Haves
When the temperature drops a few degrees, my Spidey senses tingle with nervous anticipation, waiting to hear the inevitable, “Mommy, I don’t feel so good.” Drum Roll, please… now making its debut is cold, flu, and stomach bug season.
Germs, everywhere. Having to help nurse sick littles back to health on top of the typical high anxiety, worry, and stress that comes with being a parent can be overwhelming.
Is donning complete personal protective equipment or a HazMat suit when battling germs too much? Asking for a friend.
Here are my non-medicine go-to items that I include in my cold/flu/stomach bug first aid survival kit:
Cleaning supplies. Wipes, soap, hand sanitizer, disinfectant sprays – all the things that help rid surfaces of germs are essential.
Latex gloves. Let us be honest: the mess is downright awful when kids get sick, and you will want an extra layer of protection when cleaning up.
Puke Bowl. This item does not need much explanation – just know you will need a designated bowl. Also, please tell me we aren’t the only family with a specific “puke bowl”?
Saltine Crackers and Popsicles. You might as well buy these items in bulk at your local grocery store because it is the only thing your child’s stomach can handle.
Plastic Tablecloth or Painting Tarp. Game changer for protecting your carpets. You can also add it underneath your children’s sheets to protect the mattress.