By Shailee Butalia | on June 1, 2015 | Children Parenting Rhymes

Sick

It is one of the worst things in the world to see your child sick. My baby had a 103.5 degree fever a few nights ago and we had to rush her to the emergency room. After a day and a half of constant medication and rest, her fever got better. She is now recovering quickly after giving us quite a scare.

It’s a hard thing to deal with. Our children are not able to always communicate how badly they feel. You can just see it in their behavior or the way they look at you that something isn’t right. The road to recovery is not the easiest one either. It could take days or weeks for them to return to the child that you knew. We sit with them and pray to just see a smile on their face again.

So what do you do during this road to recovery? How do you help them feel better?

Here are a few suggestions to help your child rest but not get bored during this time:

  1. Read books to them. There is nothing like good snuggle time and an captivating story that helps a child be distracted from the way he or she is feeling.
  2. Play some Ghotu Motu Ki Toli nursery rhymes. Music is a relaxing way that might put a smile on your child’s face. A bonus point to these nursery rhyme videos is that they are fun to sing and dance to if your child is up for it. A few of the songs such as Chuha Rahta Bil Ki Andar tell great stories as well.
  3. Go “camping”. Your child might be required to get a lot of rest during this recovery period. Build a campsite for them in your living room and let them sleep in there. It’s a fun way to be entertained without much effort. It’s also a great way to ensure that they are getting the rest they need to feel better.
  4. Coloring. There’s no better time to introduce a bunch of new coloring books to your child. It’s a low energy required activity that can keep your child occupied for hours. Take this pieces of art and put it up on the wall so that your child feels good about his or her creations.
  5. Play board games. If your child looks like he or she is feeling a bit better, playing a board game with them will also help them from thinking about activities that are not possible yet. Choose something fun and challenging that will keep your child’s mind off his or her recovery.

None of us like to see our child sick. We would do almost anything to change it. Unfortunately, we can’t always prevent them from getting sick. The best thing we can do when dealing with illness is to take care of them and make them feel better any way we can. Making them smile is how we know they are on their way to recovery.

Written by Shailee Butalia – A second generation Indian mother of a gorgeous daughter living in the USA… writing this on behalf of the wonderful team of Ghotu Motu Ki Toli.

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