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I've been super lucky with Brayden. Not only is he a very happy go lucky little boy, but he hasn't been sick very often. But when he is, boy or boy...you KNOW he doesn't feel well! And the things that normally make him happy or entertain him just don't work anymore.
One of the things that I've found is the hardest to do with a sick baby is to get them to drink and stay hydrated. Recently, I learned a little trick that works great for Brayden. I take him to the ice maker and let him put ice in his sippy. Being involved makes him that much more eager to drink it down so that we can go fill it up again!
Another thing I've learned about a sick Mr. B is that he loves to be held when he's under the weather. I've found a few kid audio books that I can hold and he can turn the pages on and he loves that. He feels involved and like he's doing something but he's still comfortable and where he wants to be - with me!
But most of all, Brayden's very favorite activity when he's not feeling well is playing the bath. He absolutely loves it when he's sick. I get out all of his little floaty toys and water shooters and let him go to town. We wait to get his head wet until the very end so that he's not sitting there getting cold. He has a ball playing and the warm water always seems to make him feel better.
So tell me...what are some of your tips for dealing with a sickie?
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