So my mother in law left us on Friday night after staying for a week to look after little man who had been suffering from chicken pox.
We are officially through to the other side and definitely a fully fledged member of the club.
For those of you worried about joining the club, don’t be. Yes there is no doubt that we are incredibly lucky to have joined early rather than later on, but I do think there are some key things you can do to help the transition.
- Buy some bubble bath with chamomile in it. Chamomile helps calm and sooth the spots and helps with itching.
- Stock up on sudocrem. I used care and protect and it helped my little mans little bits so much. A damp nappy area is a breeding ground for spots and rashes so it is so important at EVERY nappy change to use something to help.
- We also used pox-clin. A mousse that you rub in all over their body up to 3 times a day. It helps with the symptoms of chicken pox, and helps with the irritation and itching. I used it first thing in the morning, just before his nap at lunch time and then after bath, just before bed.
We were so lucky that other than the spots as a visible symptom, you really would not have known he had anything wrong with him. Regardless of him not showing signs of irritation I still made sure I did all the above. I wouldn’t have risked waiting for the symptoms and then having to do something about it when it was too late. It was worth putting in the extra time at nappy changes and bath times to make sure he was as comfortable as possible.
The spots are now fully crusted over and all falling off at different stages. I am so glad he has been okay with it and we have all got through unscathed. He got a relatively good and even covering of spots, which over time I suppose we will see if there will be any potential scarring.
Overall our experience really wasn’t as bad as what I was expecting. So for those of you still waiting for your invite to the chicken pox club, do not worry.
What other tips would you add?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO