This post is sponsored by Walgreens and SheKnows Media
While we all hate it when the whole family gets sick, sometimes it can be a much bigger challenge when one child is sick but the others are healthy as can be!
How to keep siblings healthy when one of your kids is sick
Obviously the priority is to get the sick sibling to feel better, but preventing other kiddos from catching the sickness is pretty high on the priority list too.
A little quarantine goes a long way
Since everyone lives in shared living spaces, you can’t literally quarantine the sick kiddo but there are small steps you can take to diminish the reach of the germs.
Designate a “sick couch”
Pick a couch or chair in the living room where no one else can sit or lie down. When the sick child isn’t in her own room taking a nap, she’s welcome to come interact with the family but encourage her to try to stick to that couch for playing and watching movies as much as possible.
Wash hands frequently
Lots of hand washing and lots of baths for everyone can help keep the germs isolated to just one kid. The other siblings may be annoyed by the extra showers/baths but will be thankful if they don’t end up sick too!
How to make life easier when one child is sick
Make sick day fun for everyone
When you head to Walgreens to stock up on medicine or juices, grab some extra coloring books, stickers or markers for ALL the kids! Even just a couple special items from their toy isle can help turn a bummer of a day into a fun one!
Use the Walgreens App
The app allows you to refill prescriptions simply by scanning the Rx label. You can also view your Rx Statuses and all of your History, so you can easily get what you need without trying to hunt down papers or remember minor details.
You can also use the app to set pill reminders for you or your child’s medications so you don’t miss a dose of medicine! The Walgreens App has tons of useful features for days when you aren’t sick too! Learn more here!
How do you handle it when you have one sick kid and the others are healthy? Share your tips with us in the commnts!