Uncle Wiggles Waiting Room Kit

I know from raising five kids that some of the hardest times for me were when we were in waiting rooms. One daughter tried to tear the leaves off the waiting room plants while her sister tried to eat them. All while my baby girl was tearing pages out of the magazine while I was running from one to the other trying to stop them.


This is my solution to that problem. I just wish I had thought of it before my kids were adults and had kids of their own. But it works great now for my grandsons. Best of all, it is all made from things that you have around the house and that is very easy to scoop it all up when it is your turn. You don't want to have a lot of toys in the bag and you don't want any thing with parts. You don't want crayons or color books because you are going to store this in your trunk and they could melt and make a mess.

You might want to buy a couple of happy meals on your lunch hour. That way you have brand new toys for them to play with. New things will keep them occupied so grab some of those toys or books you know they have not played with in a while. I am also going to give you a list of things that you can carry in your bag that will be great if that waiting room is in your doctor's office. It is optional but you might want to carry in case of emergency.


  • 1 grocery bag - the cloth type they sell for a dollar at Walmart
  • 2-3 books that are age appropriate for your age child or children
  • 2-3 Mini Etch a Sketches. Only one if you have an only child
  • Pocket video games
  • Happy Meal toys

Options for a sick child

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand wipes
  • Plastic Ziploc bags to be used as a vomit bag or to put soiled clothes in
  • A Plastic Ziploc bag with extra undies for accidents
  • A washcloth to use to cool a child with a fever
  • A small beanie baby type stuffed animal for the child to hold during the visit.

As for the hand sanitizer you might want to use that anyway. If your pediatrician has toys in the waiting room, you need to remember other sick kids have been playing with them all day. You might want to clean your kids' hands after they play with them.


Hope this will keep you sane during those sometimes long waits in waiting rooms.

About The Author: Debra Frick is a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 8 grandsons and one granddaughter. She is a published author and poetress. Recycling and saving money are her passions. She also loves crocheting and cooking. She is also a pet rescue volunteer and has many pets of her own.

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