The stomach virus doesn't always spread to the entire family, but it usually does. I'm going to sanitize as best as I can. I've already washed my hands more times in the last two hours than I have all week - and I'm a frequent hand washer anyway. I think it's time to break out the hand lotion before I progress to bleeding dry skin.
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I've been hearing rumors that sipping grape juice will prevent a stomach virus from taking hold. Memories of my older sister vomiting grape juice all over the breakfast table when we were kids notwithstanding, I'm willing to give this a try. If only we had some grape juice! I'll have to stock up on it the next time I go grocery shopping.
What's the stomach virus protocol in your house?
We spread towels out on the couch, have the sick child recline there, put a "puke pot" on the floor for easy access and let him watch whatever he wants on TV. Today, we've had a change of location because the little guy threw up on the couch, but, lucky for him, he's little and can stretch out in the armchair quite nicely.
I also make the boys chamomile tea whenever they're sick. They sip that all day until my husband buys popsicles at the grocery store on his way home from work. Sick kids always get popsicles in our house. No wonder they don't ask for them any other time. As much as they enjoy them, they probably think of them as sick day food!