We always love to see our children in their pink of health.Most parent are worried when their child is not well. Whether it is a baby, a toddler or an older child, the worries are equally the same. However , child sickness are a “must have” event in raising up your child. Fever, cough , flu, diarrheoa and chicken pox are the most common illness that you and your child will be experiencing.
What to do
This concern usually more applied to working parents. If you are having a maid or a babysitter, and you can’t leave work, what you can do is leave a clear instruction of how to attend to your child. But if your child is being sent to a daycare center, it’s quite difficult since they may send your child home to prevent infections to other children. If this happens, you may have to ask relatives (if you have one stays near you) or if your neighbour are trustworthy and are like a family to you, why not?
Caring your child,yourself
However, as for me, eventhough the babysitter is willing to attend to my baby, I usually will take a day off to care for her. The leave can be taken from your annual leaves if you have them, or discuss it with your boss about this. As example there are also unpaid leave if your child is not recovered after a few days.Most employers usually understand about this and you can also opt to work from home as your work can be send by email .You can also call colleagues and your boss at your workplace to get updates. If your child is sick for more than 2 days, you can also considering taking turns with your husband. However, the main point here is to get you making a list of reliable person(s) that you can contact if you cannot leave work due to important meetings or dateline. But you must remember, children are the most precious gift from God to us, it’s okay to sacrifice a little as long as you know your child are in the right hands – YOURS .
**this article meant for children with common illness only.If your children’s condition remain unchanged or worsen, please seek appropriate medical help, which I believe will be readily done by most parents even without instruction from others.