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Old May 9th, 2017, 16:20 PM   11
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Things like lasagne, bolognese that can be warmed through and stirred in to pasta, casseroles/stews. Cooking and shredding/cutting meats then freezing that can be defrosted and warmed through for sandwiches or wraps is handy too. Can bake potatoes cool and freeze individually too and they just take 10 minutes to cook from frozen in the microwave. Easy for kids when you feel awful.

Can you tell I am prepared for another disaster happening? haha



 
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Old May 9th, 2017, 17:06 PM   12
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Things like lasagne, bolognese that can be warmed through and stirred in to pasta, casseroles/stews. Cooking and shredding/cutting meats then freezing that can be defrosted and warmed through for sandwiches or wraps is handy too. Can bake potatoes cool and freeze individually too and they just take 10 minutes to cook from frozen in the microwave. Easy for kids when you feel awful.

Can you tell I am prepared for another disaster happening? haha
Thanks, great ideas! Also how long can you keep these in the freezer? Is it the same as like breast milk so like 6 months?



 
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Old May 9th, 2017, 17:22 PM   13
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I had food poisoning on Christmas day last year, he left me alone with the kids and went to eat with his mother! I didn't make it to the toilet and spewed on the carpet. Left it for him to clean up when he got home...

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Well, no tips, but here the mum carries on like usual while the man stays in bed all day moaning and groaning.
This. Typically the man is near death when he has a cold but if I'm sick with the flu I'm still up and about taking care of everyone. It totally sucks.

I'm sorry, I don't have any tips really. Just sleep when baby sleeps (this only works if you have one baby really) and keep things you need handy. If your baby is old enough.. Don't be afraid to pop movies in while you lie around.

Hopefully you won't be sick at the same time too often but it does seem to happen that way. If we are not sick at the same time, he is much more help to me keeping the kids entertained so I can get short naps. It's just complicated for that when baby is still so young and relying on you.



 
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Old May 9th, 2017, 17:22 PM   14
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Every food is different. Meats last long than foods that have dairy in them. Have a quick Google of the meals you are likely to freeze and the ingredients in them and you will get a rough idea. I only ever have about 6 family meals ready and frozen (remember to label and date them) so it's not too much room taken up and if you get close to it being in there too long you can eat and replace them without too much trouble.



 
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Old May 9th, 2017, 18:18 PM   15
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I had food poisoning on Christmas day last year, he left me alone with the kids and went to eat with his mother! I didn't make it to the toilet and spewed on the carpet. Left it for him to clean up when he got home...

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Well, no tips, but here the mum carries on like usual while the man stays in bed all day moaning and groaning.
This. Typically the man is near death when he has a cold but if I'm sick with the flu I'm still up and about taking care of everyone. It totally sucks.

I'm sorry, I don't have any tips really. Just sleep when baby sleeps (this only works if you have one baby really) and keep things you need handy. If your baby is old enough.. Don't be afraid to pop movies in while you lie around.

Hopefully you won't be sick at the same time too often but it does seem to happen that way. If we are not sick at the same time, he is much more help to me keeping the kids entertained so I can get short naps. It's just complicated for that when baby is still so young and relying on you.
Haha!!! I would have too. That's so messed up he left you like that! I had the flu on Christmas. He helped with the older kids but I still had to be up with the youngest. That night he caught what I had and laid in bed for a few days haha it is what it is.



 
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Old May 10th, 2017, 06:41 AM   16
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Well, no tips, but here the mum carries on like usual while the man stays in bed all day moaning and groaning.
Sounds about right



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 00:26 AM   17
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Well, no tips, but here the mum carries on like usual while the man stays in bed all day moaning and groaning.
Sooooo true!



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 14:09 PM   18
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Aargh that's hardest part about parenting. When your sick and have young kids to take care of. I recently had a flu, no partner around and had to still get up take my 5 year old to school, look after my baby and still cook and clean etc ...

Just last week I had a cold this time me and baby both sick but still had to just get on with it as no other choice.

I hope your both feeling better now and baby doesn't get sick either x



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 14:22 PM   19
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We had this a while back and just took it in turns. Our dad was maybe about 6 months too.

One slept for an hour or a few hours while the other one entertained the wee one. Easy freezer meals and takeaways were lifesavers!

I always batch cook and freeze food. In my experience pretty much anything can be frozen, my entire freezer is full of frozen meals which I have prepared. I buy the foil "takeaway" style containers with the card lids, write the date and meal on the card, pop it in a food bag and freeze. That way it pops straight in the oven. I do lasagne, pies, macaroni cheese, pretty much anything. I also freeze homemade pizza bases and pizza sauce.

If I'm freezing soup I freeze it in portions, poured into stand up freezer bags. They can go straight from freezer into the microwave.

All my food is in individual portion sizes. Normally when we aren't well we fancy different foods, so that way we can just choose what we fancy even if it is a different meal. I also have frozen veg which we serve up with the meals.

Now my daughter is older it is admittedly much easier. She likes to pretend play so we just do gentle games like dolls or playing with soft toys. Or I sit at the back door and let her scoot around the garden on her scuttlebug!



 
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Old May 15th, 2017, 12:08 PM   20
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I agree with the mom vs man thing. Totally that in my house.

Honestly, when I'm sick, I purposely keep my nursling home with me in order to breastfeed fresh milk - because this will keep baby from getting sick. I've kept my baby home with me through fevers, flu, stomach bugs, etc. It SUCKS. But it keeps my baby from getting sick. So I just suck it up & do it.

Meanwhile, my husband has told me that if he's home sick and one of our kids gets sick, I need to stay home, too, because there's no way he can take care of the baby while he's sick.... when he says things like that, I want to scream, just thinking about what I've gone through just to keep my baby from being sick (and keep me from having to pump too, lol).

Good luck & hope you feel better soon.



 
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