What should be in my stomach flu survival kit?
Being prepared and having the essentials on hand can help you worry less about a stomach bug striking the house. I recommend that anyone with kids should have a waterproof mattress cover on each bed at all times. They are inexpensive and can be purchased at Walmart. I also recommend keeping a plastic trash can in everyone's bedroom at all times. Here are the other essentials that I recommend.
Stomach Bug Survival Kit
plastic trash can (to throw up in)
White kitchen trash bags to line trash cans
Large black draw string trash bags
to cover carpet
to protect the caretaker's clothing
Slippers or flip flops to wear only in the sick room
(can be used on carpet and kills norovirus)
Chlorine bleach--for laundry and cleaning
Gatorade or electrolyte drink
New toothbrushes and toothpaste
Prescription of dissolvable Zofran tablet to stop excess vomiting.
Rubber bands to hold hair out of the way
Large black trash bags to carry soiled laundry and bedding to the washer.
Here are other important items that you should try to have on hand.
Spare sheets and waterproof mattress covers to change beds after the initial surprise throw up at 2am.
I personally prefer to keep children who are just vomiting in their own beds/rooms to quarantine them. I give them a plastic trash can lined with a white draw string trash bag to throw up into. Every time they throw up, I change the bag. (I would be there with gloves on and a face mask.) However, if the person is having diarrhea too, they will need to be in the bathroom (unless it is a young child in diapers).