Yes, it IS disgusting.
No, you would never CHOOSE to be a vomit cleaner-upper.
However, if you are a mother, chances are at some point you WILL have to clean up vomit. (I've heard of Mom's who REFUSE to clean up vomit. UH, what do you do if they puke at 9 AM and you're the only one home for the rest of the day? Do you just LEAVE IT? Nasty!)
OR, you had SO MUCH practice cleaning up your own vomit while afflicted with morning sickness it doesn't even phase you. (*Or so I've heard, not learned through personal experience.*)
I hates me some vomit.
"BUT WAIT!?", you say. "AREN'T YOU A NURSE!?"
Um. Yep. An OB nurse.
And didja know? Blowing chunks is a GREAT sign of labor! Yippee!
So, aside from the food poisoning I had when one week postpartum with Lil Chick (and that is a JOY let me tell you), I haven't done much spewing myself.
Sunday night Bubbalu came down with some lovely croup. Bark bark bark! And while he is now much better, he still has a cough.
Today Bubbalu came sauntering down the stairs when he was supposed to be napping and said he needed to talk with me. ( Polite, no? )
Apparently he had coughed so hard he vomited.
How to clean up VOMIT:
1. Forget about trying to isolate the puke-pile to only things you can see are hit. Assume EVERYTHING is tainted.
2. Assume you will touch vomit. Right when you think you've got it all your hand will land in a huge slop o' puke.
3. Wash EVERYTHING. Throw all bedding, towels, clothing etc. into the washing machine.
4. Sanitize EVERYTHING. Those handy dandy sanitizing wipes containers? Keep one in the kids bathroom. Use to wipe down floor, toilet, sink, door handles, door (don't ask), stair railings, bed frame...um, I could go on but I think you get the general idea.
5. Give kid a shower and make em brush their teeth. I combined these today and he happily scrubbed his pearly whites in the shower for at least 15 minutes. If child is old enough, that gives you time to strip the bedroom. ( I'm now wondering if he used the bar soap as toothpaste to scrub other things. Mental note to self: sanitize or replace Bubbalu's toothbrush!)
6. Set kid up on the couch with a beverage and a movie.
7. Blog about it for therapy ;)
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