The first step in dealing with the cold and flu season is of course prevention, but we all know no matter how much you try to keep the familia germ free, it doesn’t always work. Enter my cold and flu season survival guide.
Regardless of where you get it, you know that once it enters your home, you have to do your best get back to healthy and keep the rest of the family healthy as well. To that end may I suggest you not only make sure your family keeps ups with their immunizations and flu vaccines, but that you’re fully stocked with the following.
- Tissues – with lotion are my fav
- Hand sanitizers that contain at least 62% isopropyl alcohol – strategically placed through out the house
- Vitamin D – either through a multivitamin or on it’s own, it’s said to reduce children’s risk of getting a cold by half – pretty good odds if you ask me
- Working thermometer – to keep track of fevers lasting longer than 3 days, which may mean it’s time to go to the Dr. (it’s normal to have 3 days of fever in the beginning of a cold)
- Comfy blankets – they make having to get the rest our bodies need, that much better
Yes, you can feel a bit helpless when you see your loved ones not feeling well, especially the kids, because you want to do whatever you can to make them feel better. It’s because of this that it’s great to also make sure you pick up PediaCare Cough & Runny Nose Plus Acetaminophen at your local Dollar General.
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Although we all know that there’s no cure for the common cold, we know that easing our little ones symptoms with meds, plenty of fluids, hugs, their favorite games and activities does wonders in the healing process and in our overall sanity, which is a definite win, win. So bring out their favorite board games/loteria, arts and crafts or just take time out of your busy day to snuggle with them as they watch their favorite show or movie. And everyone will soon be on the road to recovery.
Which PediaCare® products have you added to your cold and flu season survival guides?