The Busy Parent’s Guide to a Stress-Free Kid’s Sick Day

When your kid wakes up with a fever or vomiting, it throws your whole day off. Here’s what to do when illness comes calling.

Sick Day Advance Planning

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Know when they need to stay home from school and/or daycare

Discuss sick day plans with your spouse, partner, etc.

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Enlist extra help

Stay on top of school policy

Know your workplace culture

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Make written agreements with daycare centers

Seek out & use community resources

Now that you’re home with a sick kid

Contact the school and/or daycare

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Arrange work coverage

Enjoy quiet activities

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Serve comfort foods and plenty of liquids

Follow doctor’s orders

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Clean EVERYTHING once your child has recovered

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