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Throughout the year, reserve a couple of small gifts your child was given for holidays and birthdays for a sick day. You'd be amazed how much better a sick child can be made to feel when presented with a new tray of watercolors, box of crayons, or coloring book, etc. when they have to stay home from an illness. Not to mention the sanity these small things will give to Mommy!
By Brianna Southworth from Dutch Harbor, AK
While everyone hopes to avoid the dreaded winter cold, or even worse the seasonal flu, things don't always go as we wish. That's reason enough to prepare a sick day care package before you get sick. Listed below are examples of items that could be packaged in a sick day box or basket and stored in a cabinet or on a pantry or closet shelf. Having this available will eliminate the need to venture out to the store at a time when you are feeling awful.
A sick day care package could include: