Sunday, November 30, 2014

Delivering A Get Well Basket

About a month ago it seemed like everyone had kids dropping like flies from being sick. Facebook was chalk full of status updates of parents being home with kids. I thought we’d been able to avoid it until about a week and a half ago when Doodle woke up saying he felt like he was going to get sick. I tell you what, I was thankful I had the opportunity to work with Smiley360 to do a review of Children’s Mucinex. It was good timing, unfortunately.

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Ugh, poor kid. Have I ever mentioned how thankful I am to be a work at home mom? I was able to send him back to bed to get more rest with a water bottle and a puke bucket.

He woke up a couple of hours later looking miserable so I sat him in front of the tv for him to watch Frozen. We had just gotten the DVD and hadn’t seen it since it was in the theater. He cuddled up in a blanket and chilled out watching the movie.
Get Well List
While he was laying there, it dawned on me how nice it would be if someone knew I was home with a sick kid to bring us a little Get Well basket. It’s nice to be able to stay home with a sick kidling, but not so easy to get out and leave the sick one home.
Gift Basket

Knowing how my kids are when they get sick, I put together a little basket I knew would come in handy for other parents with their own sick ones.
1. Children’s Mucinex
2. Tissues
3. Tea Tree Oil
4. Lip Balm
5. Toothbrush
6. Movie
7. Water Bottle
8. Blanket
Get Well Soon Basket
We always keep tea tree oil around because when my youngest and oldest get sick they both usually end up with ear infections. We’ve found the oil helps either keep the ear infections at bay or helps lessen them. I learned years ago to change out their toothbrushes when they’re sick so that when they’re better they’re not brushing their teeth with a nasty, germ laden toothbrush. I also like having a water bottle with the child who’s sick and a second one in the fridge. The Children’s Mucinex helps give relief of stuffy noses, cough, and congestion when our kids have cold symptoms. Be sure to use this $2 coupon http://bit.ly/ZoUtYh to save!

What do you keep on hand for when your little one gets sick?

18 comments:

Andrea Kruse said...

Great Get Well Basket! Yes, Frozen would make anyone's day if they are down and out sick. Unfortunately we are down and out right now. I think we caught colds and now have the flu. AND Mucinex is well stocked in my medicine cabinet.

Shop with Me Mama said...

I love this creative gift basket idea for the sickies! Tea tree oil is definitely a good thing to have on hand!

Karen said...

When my kids were little 30 years ago, I kept Vicks Vapor Rub on hand. It always made them feel better when I massaged their chest with it.

Debi Gerhart said...

We are just getting rid of the sickies in my house. It truly is not fun.

Rachel Ferrucci said...

I love the idea of a get well basket! I always stocked up at the beginning of the season with meds, tissues, and I always make soup and freeze it

Chelle W said...

Never thought to make a getwell basket. My inlaws would really benefit from this idea as they're always catching colds.

Melanie Walsh said...

We could use a get well basket at my house. Can't seem to get everyone healthy all at the same time. Is cold & flu season over yet?

C (Kid Things) said...

We have a bug going around my house right now, unfortunately. Could definitely use a basket like this.

Liz Mays said...

That is the sweetest thing to do for a little one under the weather. I LOVE the idea so much!

Spaceships said...

My kids are currently sick. These would help them out. Not a bad idea.

Robin said...

I am usually not well prepared, but have put a few things aside this year, as it is just my daughter & I now, so I can't run out to get supplies without her if she gets sick.

~SHANNON~ said...

Looks like a great way to lift a sick kids spirits! I love the idea of a medicine gift basket!

SensiblySara said...

I love the idea of a get well basket! We keep extra toothbrushes on hand, too. It's nice to be able to toss the 'sicky' one!

Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

Those are great ideas, we do the toothbrush thing too, new ones each time they are sick! A get well basket is a great idea.

Jamie H said...

What a sweet idea! I have to be honest, when I hear people are sick I usually run the other way-- but I could put this on their doorstep, ring the doorbell and then run, right? ;)
And I just have to say- Children's Mucinex has worked wonders with my kids! My little guy gets sick a lot (he's had ear tubes, tonsils removed, and adenoids removed twice), and Mucinex seems to be the only thing that really gives him any relief. Checking out the coupon now!

Autumn Blues Reviews said...

Sweet gift basket. I never thought about giving my kids a getwell basket when they are sick. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Denine said...

I love this idea. It's very sweet. I will keep this in mind the next time someone I love gets sick. :)

Kimberly Grabinski said...

Such a cute idea! Sorry he was sick, but I bet that basket helped a lot!

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