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Poorly toddler, activities?

(6 Posts)
lndngg Thu 20-Oct-16 14:34:49

We are on day four of my little boy being poorly (a bad cough). I was really ill for the first day so we just snuggled on the couch and watched telly. I have lots of friends who are strictly 'no screens' (and post about it on facebook frequently!) so feel uber guilty watching TV for any extended periods of time. What do you do for activities? We went to the park this morning and we've been to the supermarket both where he got really upset. It's definitely been dummy in for most of the day and he really isnt happy reading.

Artandco Thu 20-Oct-16 14:36:50

If they are sick they stay in bed here. Bed with books or story tapes. And get them to nap several times to get over the sickness quicker.
I wouldn't take them outside ill

readysetbake Thu 20-Oct-16 14:37:47

Don't feel guilty! It's to hard when they're poorly and even harder when you are too. Enjoy some snuggles and telly time if that's what's keeping him happy. Hope he feels better soonbrewflowers

ILoveMyMonkey Thu 20-Oct-16 14:41:53

Definitely don't feel guilty. He is sick and he's not happy so just let him rest and watch tv. You can make up for the tv guilt when he's better and fighting fit.

lndngg Thu 20-Oct-16 15:21:15

Thank you! Just attempted a trip down to our kitchen (to make myself a much needed cup of tea) which was a total tear-fest. Telly it is!

Strawberry90 Mon 24-Oct-16 14:00:34

Please don't take sick children to the park - it's not fair as you risk passing on the virus to other perhaps more vulnerable children. Keep him at home and limit outings to where he's not going to infect others /essential outings. He got upset as he was sick and wanted to be chilling rather than dragged out and about! There's loads you can do at home - crafty things, messy play, water play, building bricks, building a den, playdo, cooking...

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