When Your Child is Sick

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It’s been a few days since I started writing this post but having a sick child at home is more time consuming than you can imagine.  

Can you believe I’ve been blogging for a year now?!? Yes! My “blogiversary” was a few days ago. I was planning on hosting a giveaway to celebrate the occasion but I haven’t had the time lately. I read somewhere that 80% of blogs don’t reach one year. But here I am! Although I don’t blog as often as I’d like (I have over 30 unfinished drafts just sitting in my files waiting to be completed.
There is no worse feeling than seeing your child in pain. If you’ve never had a sick baby in your hands, lucky you! It really is one of the most heartbreaking feelings ever. You feel so helpless. You try and try to console your child with any and everything. And when your actions do nothing to make them feel better, you just feel like a failure.
Right now my kiddo is under the weather and I feel terrible. He’s gotten better but refuses to eat most of what I put out. I’m offering anything I can think of so this kid can eat. And he’s getting very little into his tiny body, which drives me insane!! Please just eat. You need to eat to get better. But he’s one, he has no clue what’s good for him and behind snot filled runny nose there’s a mama in tears praying for little baby to feel better.
When they take a bite of food, you feel so so happy. It’s a relief but it’s disappointing when they don’t. You start off with offering good nutritious things that will benefit his body and you resort to practically giving him paper as long as he eats.
Thankfully he just has a cold but it’s his first cold and second time he’s been sick.  To make things better, he hit his eye on the tub spout the other day and will probably have a scar. We usually co-shower, it saves me from having to shower while he’s sleeping (that’s valuable time) so I didn’t buy one of these spout covers yet but it’s sitting in my amazon shopping cart.
I try to use mostly natural products in my home. I truly didn’t plan on being this way but it just seemed like the right path for my family. I do a lot of homeopathic remedies, use essential oils, and use non-toxic products.  I feel more comfortable knowing exactly what I’m putting into my little one’s body. He’s 14 months old and has been sick twice.  I’m very lucky – Knock on wood. No ear infections, he’s maybe had 2 diaper rashes (when we went full on food, he was pooping a lot! His little tushy didn’t handle it so well but it’s gotten under control).
Than it comes down to, what else is going to happen to this kid? What is he going to suffer through? What I am going to suffer through? 
I can picture him scraping his knees badly from falling from his bicycle or breaking an arm or leg somewhere (although I’ve escaped this fate myself, being as hyper as I was it’s a miracle. I hope he’s just as lucky).
But I also think about all the little daily victories to look forward to. There’s so much to look forward to that it makes it easier to deal with the sick times.  But I’m trying my best to boost his immunity to make the sick times disappear. I’m looking into making a bone broth, I hear it has wonderful benefits but I haven’t read up on it fully. Anyone make bone broth in their home? I need some tips on how much to give and how to store it.
I hope all of our little ones are as healthy as can be. If your baby is sick right now I pray they get healing.  I pray for the mama’s of babies with serious illnesses. It breaks my heart to know there are children in so much pain. I hope you hug them tightly and I wish you comfort mama.
And for those little colds? What do you do when your littles are sick? Special probiotics?  Lots of cuddles? Let me know in the comments below.  
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3 thoughts on “When Your Child is Sick”

  1. I am so sorry your little one is sick! (it is the worst!) And congrats on 1 year of blogging! I never knew that only 80% of blogs make it one year.. I just celebrated mine in Feb, so that makes me super proud now! 🙂

  2. Aww! Hope your little one feels better soon! My kids had it rough this winter and they just kept getting sick. Lots of snuggles and quite activities like stickers and watching movies in forts 🙂

  3. We're all sick too, and we rarely get sick! So when something hits our household, it's such an inconvenience. We've been doing lots of cuddles and cartoons, and enjoying longer nap times. Eventually he'll be healthy again. Sorry mama!

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