How to keep your sanity with sick little ones

I love my toddler, but when she’s sick, nothing will satisfy her. That’s why I am so grateful to try out Enfagrow‘s Toddler Transitions as a part of this sponsored program. stay sane with sick ones

As I write this, my two little ones are zonked out in the other room.

One has a fever, the other’s nose is running like a leaky facet. Both have productive coughs. I’m here in the middle of it, with all the same.

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In the midst of all this sickness, how do we mamas keep our sanity?

Here are some ideas that might help you when the sickness bugs hit your house:

1. Give yourself and your family time and space to rest. I struggle with this one. When I get sick, I want to keep going and chug through it. However, I learned the hard way a few years ago, that our bodies just aren’t made to work that way. That was an expensive trip to the ER and a hard lesson to learn. Take it from me; when you and your family are sick you need your REST!


2. Get good nutrition. This is a hard one when you have littles. I know my toddler struggles to eat when she’s feeling sick. When she’s feeling so crummy, she just wants to drink…not eat. One thing that has helped us inΒ  Enfagrow‘s Toddler Transitions. It’s perfect for giving Gracie the nutrients she needs without me having to wage war to get her to eat one tiny piece of broccoli. Mama’s happy, Gracie’s happy! Not only that, but Enfagrow‘s Toddler Transitions has DHA, a nutrient that is important for toddler’s healthy brain development. Since 85% of toddler brain development happens in the first three years, we gotta get on that! I didn’t realize how much of a toddler’s diet was lacking in this important nutrient. That’s why Enfagrow‘s Toddler Transitions is an ideal way to supplement Gracie’s diet.

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3. Snuggle. This is my favorite part about sick days. I love the snuggles. I love the hugs. I love the clingy babies. I don’t so much love being sneezed on, but hey! It comes with the territory.


Is your toddler a picky eater? Does your little one need DHA in their diet? Then enter this giveaway for a chance to win an Enfagrow giveaway package! All you need to do is leave a comment letting me know why you would like your little one to try Enfagrow. Winners will be announced in three days!

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C. 18 YEARS AND OLDER ARE WHO ALREADY HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Promotion begins 9/8/2014 at 12:00 AM PST and ends at 11:59 PM PST on 9/24/2014. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Official Rules, eligibility, prize descriptions and odds disclosure are available here . Sponsor: Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, 2400 West Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN 47721.


I received compensation and free Enfagrow for this post. Enfagrow would be happy to help you with your question. Please contact them at 1-800-BABY-123.See my disclosure page here.

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  1. Becca says:

    We’ve all been sick around here, too, and the nutrition part of it is the hardest. I’m always so worried they aren’t getting enough.

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Becca, so true. Even I struggle with getting the nutrients I need when sick. I just want to rest.

  2. Ronda Chesser Porter says:

    Beautiful children! I remember the days when someone got sick and you just waited with baited breath for the next one to go down. It was definitely no FUN! Great way to keep them nourished and on the road to feeling better.

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Ronda, I’m learning that. One gets sick, then we do all the rounds and then a month later, when the last person is getting well…the first person gets sick again! Whew!

  3. Larissa Brunken says:

    I have an underweight fussy 3 year old. We’ve tried lots of things but never thought about an infant formula.

  4. Nancy says:

    Our little granddaughter is 8 months old, so she will soon be ready for the Toddler Next Step Milk Drink. With all I’ve been reading about DHA, I’d like for her to try this.

  5. Emily Wells says:

    I’d like to win this for my sister. Her daughter doesn’t tolerate regular cows milk, and almond/soy/rice milk don’t have much nutrition. I think she would do very well on this product!

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Yeah, hopefully this one would give her the nutrition she needs in a way that she could tolerate!

  6. Allyson Tice says:

    I would love to win this for my sassy toddler! She loves to eat cheese and thats it! this would be amazing to try with her!

  7. Fiona N says:

    I would love to win this Enfagrow prize for my little man because it’s the only brand name that he loves and drinks now!
    Thank You So Much for the chance

  8. Elise Johansen Harvey says:

    My son drinks mostly cow’s milk right now, but I’d love to have some nutrient-rich formula to add to his diet.

  9. Christine Jessamine says:

    I would love to try anything that helps with growth. DHA would be beneficial for my daughter right now christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  10. Marlena Hood says:

    My son who is almost 1 has 6 teeth now and I have recently stopped breastfeeding so I would love to try this for him in to help him with his development.

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