This year we have done super well health-wise, no major bugs to speak of (touchwood). But even so, I finally took up my Ma's suggestion and made a 'Sick Days' box. I filled it with special items that aren't in daily circulation, to haul out should my girl-child become bedridden at any point. Anything to avoid the fallback of excessive tellie watching, right?
It honestly took about 4 minutes flat to fill this box. I already had a bunch of things stored away for later use, and it was a simple matter of collecting them all into the same place. There are tons of other things you could add - paper dolls, toy cars, colouring books, pop-up books, story CDs and so on.
I put aside:
New stationary/Activity book
A tiny little companion
A doctors kit (I know, perfect huh!)
Vintage Polly Pocket
I may not even wait until she is sick to bring these out. The next super stormy day (I thought today might be the one) may see us curled up on the couch cutting coloured paper into shreds. Nice to have some emergency entertainment on hand...