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How to care for your child when ill

(6 Posts)
Sydneyaustralia13 Fri 14-Mar-14 09:24:51

How do you entertain your child when they are ill?

DumDum32 Fri 14-Mar-14 19:19:44

My little one has been ill past few days but she was happy just laying in bed the whole time watching her fav Disney cartoons. She is 3 and a half so not sure how old your child is. Generally she likes to play with her toys a lot e.g her tea party set, dolls house etc (role play type things) which of course can get tiring for me smile

Oh I did take her out for more walks the past 2 days to get more fresh air into her although I did have to carry her most of the time. Plus point for us has been the nice weather.

PirateJones Mon 17-Mar-14 10:07:46

Depends on the illness, If it's something like an upset tummy or chicken pox where they are generally fine and happy then I fill the day with arts and crafts and games.

If they feel sick, then they are happy to just lay on the sofa watching TV.

Boris13 Mon 17-Mar-14 20:45:07

Depends what with?

How old?

Fluids, rest and easy things like dvds, books, logo etc

Bedsheets4knickers Mon 17-Mar-14 21:01:48

Watching this thread, my 16 month old is going into leg casts on Wednesday to correct muscle tightness and I'm dreading it.

SilkStalkings Tue 18-Mar-14 11:20:52

If they're properly ill they'll be too busy sleeping/pooing/vomiting/vegging in front of tv to need entertaining.
If you're stuck in the Child-fine-but-school-says-48hrs-after-vom-before-return period, enjoy the quality time just the two of you and go out somewhere!
Sympathies on the leg casts Bedsheets!sad

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