Just as well I guess... get it over and done with whilst they are young. I was 10 years old when I had it, and it wasn't pleasant.
My work have been great and allowed me to take a few days annual leave at short notice. On the way home from work yesterday I nipped into the shops to get a few supplies as I'll be housebound for the week. The in-laws who were looking after them very kindly picked up some medicine for me - so I'm stocked up with Piriton mixture, ibuprofen mixture, calamine lotion and aqueous calamine cream.
Here are some of the suggestions that I've come across for relieving the itch...:
Give your little one a paintbrush and some calamine lotion in a cup - let them paint the spots to make them better!
Put some porridge oats in a sock and run the bath water through the sock so that the water is milky.
Control their temperature with paracetamol and ibuprofen mixture, and use an antihistamine such as Piriton (chlorphenamine) which is sedative so will help them sleep as well as ease the itch.
I've also bought a few treats and special things for us to do this week whilst in the house to keep them (& me) amused. Both are obsessed with Disney princesses right now, so you'll spot a certain theme...:
Baking princess cupcakes - I picked up some icing, pink glitter and princess candles
Easter Egg Hunt - I found an Easter craft pack in the shops this afternoon and have teamed this with some mini chocolate eggs. There are rabbit masks for us to wear as we search the house for eggs!
A new Disney DVD
A pack of pink light up balloons - will be great fun in the dark!
A princess magazine each with a sparkly purse attached (which we can use to collect our mini eggs in!)
Hopefully that will keep us going all week!!
What are your tips for dealing with chicken pox??