I think we all have been there… so excited for your little one to head off to preschool, a little bit of peace and quiet at your house when you can get things done semi uninterrupted for the 45 minutes between when you drop them off, drive home, and then have to leave to go pick them up again. Then…then they come home with some weird sniffle, cough, red itchy eye, scratchy head, or something else and your eyes are all the sudden open to all the different things that they can bring home from preschool besides new alphabet songs or cute crafts that they made with their handprint.
Don’t get me wrong, I love King going to preschool and it is worth it to me to have the weird stuff brought home (I’m also not a crazy germaphobe though and feel like it is good for their little immune systems to be exposed to things). I have some little secrets to helping to prevent some of the “things” that can be brought home or what to do if they do end up coming home with your little.
1 – Sanitize As Soon As They Get In The Car
As soon as King gets in the car I have him put hand sanitizer on this won’t prevent the germs that he was exposed to at school getting to him but will help to prevent things spreading to Lettie girl. It is simple to have them do while you buckle them in.
2 – Keep Things on Hand
I feel like you never know when something is going to randomly be brought home. We keep a lot of different products on hand so we have them for not if they hit but when they do. Essential oils are always in the cupboard along with Tylenol & Ibuprofen for fevers. Something that we just added to our medicine closet is Relief Products PinkEye Relief®. Pink eye has been going around and I want to be ready for when it comes to us. These are over the counter products that you can snag at most grocery stores. It is homeopathic and there is one for night and day time. It helps to reduce inflammation, morning crusty eyes, redness, burning, etc. We have the PM & AM PinkEye Relief® in our closet for anyone that it could hit in our family.
3 – Be Prepared Mentally
It isn’t if different things are going to hit your family it is when. Know what your plan will be and what things you need to stock up on so you aren’t dragging sick kids through the grocery store because we all know how awful that can be. I always have a list in my phone of activities that King can do if he is sick and have coloring pages printed out always in case something hits our house and he needs to be entertained more than normal.
I hope these 3 simple things help you to know some tips to helping to prepare for when those things come home from preschool with your little. Until they hit though, enjoy the handprint crafts, soak in the dancing and singing, and just embrace how great a healthy preschooler is.