10 Brilliant Mom Hacks For Sick Kids

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7. Homemade Ice Packs

Kids get lots of boo boos and sometimes they need an ice pack. If you’re out of store made ones, and used that bag of frozen peas in last night’s dinner, then make your own! All you need is a large ziploc baggie, and mix 1 part rubbing alcohol with 3 parts water. You can put the bag in the freezer and it the mixture will get very cold but won’t freeze. You can mold the bag over awkward injuries and save the headache over not having an ice pack!

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8. Treat Sunburns With Black Tea

Sunburns are one of the worst issues to deal with when it comes to our children. We already feel horrible enough that we neglected the sunscreen, but sunburns are so painful and time is what it takes to heal them. However, you can speed up that process by using black tea as a topical agent! Take 3 bags of black tea and soak them in warm water until its dark brown. Then take a towel and dab on the tea to the sunburned area. Let it soak in and don’t wipe off! You can apply several times and then hit the hay. In the morning, the sunburn should be drastically reduced, and you can send your tea-smelling child to the shower.

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9. Homemade Vapor Rub Shower Cubes

Congestion and nasty coughs are a huge bummer, and it feels like there’s just nothing you can do until nature runs its course. A great remedy is using vapor rub, but did you know you don’t just have to use them topically? You can make your own shower cubes that are perfect for alleviating sinus congestion. Follow the recipe over at HomespunHydrangea.com to make your own natural and effective shower cubes! You’ll also find great info on DIYs, frugal living and travel.


10. Double Up On Sheets

Sick kids get sick everywhere- the car, couch and their beds. And they usually do it in the middle of the night when you’re half asleep and you just want to get them back to sleep. It’s a great idea to double up on their sheets in case they have an accident, so you can quickly take off the soiled sheet and use the one underneath. You can even layer another mattress pad in between for ultimate protection!


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Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at Red Tricycle
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the managing editor at Red Tri. I get to share my life with my husband of 13 years and our beautiful, 5-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!
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