We've talked a little bit about being prepared for "sick days" and including "sick foods" in your three-month supply. I decided this year that I was going to allot some money, and make a list for stocking up my "sick foods" in preparation for winter and the inevitable sicknesses that will come.
On my list:
-orange juice concentrate (my favorite juice when I'm sick with a sore throat)
-a few varieties of soup (so I won't have to cook--also easy on the stomach of who is sick)
-7-up (or Sprite) for an upset stomach
-Gatorade! Do you know they make clear gatorade now? Genius! It's still flavored (this one is watermelon-strawberry), but if your kid throws it up, it won't stain!
Something I still need to get is hand sanitizer. I like to keep a large container that I get from Sam's Club around in the winter time for refills of the little bottles I keep in the house and the car. I also really love the chlorox/lysol wipes for wiping down door knobs and faucets and other things so germs don't spread.
After I get my sanitizer, the total for my "sick food prep" will be just under $20. So for twenty bucks I've given myself a little peace of mind. I kind of hide these foods so we won't use them just because they're there, and I'll be sure to restock them as needed.
Don't forget to get extra fever and pain relievers too! You don't want to have to run to the store at 3am if you or your kid develops a fever.
What are some other must-haves for sick days?
Mountain Man's mom always fed him warm jell-o water.
Are you planning on stocking up on sick food for the winter?