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How to Entertain a Sick Toddler with Technology

entertaining a sick kidWe have 4 kids ranging in age from 1 to 9 years old. I had always heard about the multiple kid curse of sickness. You know, one gets sick and before you know it you have a household sick. For the first year of our fourth child’s life I thought for sure we had avoided the curse. We were an exception to the multiple kids rule, or so I thought….

Ever since our baby Zeke turned 1, we have had some type of sickness each and every week. And the last few months as we were living in smaller living quarters, we had multiple babies sick at the same time. NO BUENO I TELL YOU!

When a little one is sick, there is only so much you can do besides taking them to the doctor and giving them medicine. If your kids are like mine, they will sleep for long hours and then awake miserable but not wanting to sleep. It’s just awful for all parties involved!  This is what happened to my toddler Izaiah.

Izaiah, 2 – woke up last night and was in a sicky mood. He had slept all day, so the last thing he wanted to do was go BACK to bed. Here is how we handle sick kids…. technology.

We set the kids up with their favorite shows (thank you On-Demand, the kids favorite shows 24/7!), bundle them up tight and give them an iPad. This works especially well when Mom and Dad want to attempt to get some z’s!

That is how we entertain a sick toddler with technology.

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