To all those moms sending your sweet little coughing booger making factories to school for the first time, They are going to get sick. A lot. Especially in the first year. No matter how many oils, elderberry syrup or coconut oil you slather them in, they will begin producing those lovely green boogers that just don't stop.
You'll be so excited to have some freedom back, get out of your yoga pants and maybe, just maybe, drink an entire cup of coffee without heating it up six times.
The first few weeks will be amazing. Whether you've gone back to work or just taking a bit of "me" time, you'll get into a schedule, things are great.... and then BAM! It hits, a cold, the stomach flu, a rash that looks like the measles... they'll get better for a few weeks, after they've passed it to yourself and anyone else around them, everyone will be healthy! You've sanitized every crevice and door knob, washed all the puke blankets, packed everyone full of vitamins, and rubbed oils on the bottom of their feet and temples, everyone is healthy! You breathe a *sigh* of fresh air... Then, boom! If you had the stomach flu last time, this time it's a cold and vice versa... it just doesn't stop. For the first year your sweet little booger factory is at school, their going to get sick. All the time. And then share it with you! Especially the first year, it doesn't matter if you start them as a toddler or preschooler, the boogers will find you!!
So. I have this piece of advice. Be ready for it. Be ready to take days off. Disinfect door knobs. Guzzle the elderberry syrup. And wash wash wash, those puke blankets. Because for some reason every time they start throwing up, every dam blanket in the house is dirty!
for those of you who are doing your best to keep those little boogers healthy!
Heres some of our favorite "precautions".
We love Fairytales Hair products for lice repellent.
We also love (not just the taste either!) Grateful Naturals "Elderberry Syrup"! Although it isn't a miracle cure, it sure helps get rid of sicknesses much quicker & can help you fight off your basic cold!