Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quick Tip: Stomach Bug Pads

It was a light bulb moment for me!

A couple of months ago, many of our children had the stomach bug.  And as we know, many children with a stomach bug equals lots of throwing up.....and usually at the same time.

Despite our efforts of placing buckets RIGHT by their heads, they would miss!  Vomit would inevitably end up on the blankets they were laying on.  When we got tired of washing blankets, we switched to towels.  Much smaller, and easier to wash.  However, even washing vomit-y towels is messy and exhausting. 

So there I sat.  Thinking there must be an easier way to clean up after vomiting little ones.  Then...

It came to me.....UNDERPADS!

Why hadn't I thought of this sooner?  Forget the buckets, blankets, and towels.  Lay these under your little ones' heads (drape the couches, over their pillows, or on the floor) and let them throw up on these!  Then, fold up the mess and throw it away! 

Genius, right? 

They're cheap, and well worth the savings of time and energy.  You can buy them HERE in various sizes, or here.  You home birthing mamas probably have extras in your birth kits.  I did!  And from now on, I will keep a stash around for the next bug!

For the record....I've coined the name "Stomach Bug Pads".  Catchy, right?  I thought it sounded better than Throw Up Pads or Vomit Pads.  ; )


  1. What a fantastic idea!

  2. Hmm, these look like the pet pads, too. Wonder which would be cheaper? ;-) We used them for our cat who couldn't seem to hit the litter box.

    1. June...I wondered the same thing. I remember Chey used "puppy pads" when she was training her puppy. Will have to look into that.

  3. That IS genius!! Fortunately we have a pretty good track record here if hitting the bucket, but they all have their moments...

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