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Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season!
Cold and Flu season is upon us and I have to say that whenever I am around my grandkids, I always get sick! I don’t like to see the kids sick but it’s inevitable especially when they bring it home from daycare, Sunday School, and gymnastics. However, we can make them feel better and get through it with some help.
Here are some simple tips for surviving cold and flu season for everyone in your family.
1. Wash your hands constantly. If you know someone in the house is sick with a cold or the flu, you want to wash your hands all the time. It will help get rid of the germs and hopefully keep you from getting sick.
2. Don’t touch your face. If you have germs on your hands, then touching your face will be sure to get you sick also. Whenever you touch your eyes, nose, mouth or anywhere on your face, germs are more likely to enter your body through the openings.
3. Fresh Air! Try to get outside as much as possible when everyone is sick because if you have it warm in the house, it’s the perfect breeding ground for germs. Opening a window is even better if possible. We usually sleep with the window open no matter what the temperature outside.
4. Get more sleep! I realize that if you have little ones you aren’t going to be able get any more sleep but you can nap when they do. If your resistance is low, you are more likely to get it too.
5. Drink more fluids! Drinking more fluids helps to flush our your system and get rid of mucous.
6. Use a humidifier. There are just some things that you remember from when you were young. When I was little my mom always used one in our home. I was hardly ever sick!
7. Make some Chicken Soup! Some people think that this is an old wives tail, but I still keep it at the top of my list. When the kids are sick, they don’t like to eat much but they love chicken soup and it helps to clear their nasal passages.
8. Let them fall asleep sitting up. Sleeping at a 45° angle can help ease some of the congestion. My grandkids fall asleep on us all the time, it’s just staying in that position that’s hard for me.
9. Keep them comfortable! If all else fails and they end up getting sick, all you can do is keep them comfortable. We like to use Dimetapp® Children’s Cough/Cold DM grape syrup and Children’s Robitussin® Day/Night Cough Syrup for the older kids 6 and up. It makes it easier for them to take with the grape flavor.
Formulated just for kids, the non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need. All in a great tasting grape flavor, Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough.
10. Relieve Pain and reduce fever! The Advil® Children’s Grape Fever Reducer and Pain Reliever Liquid is also grape flavored and we can use it for the younger ones ages 2 to 11.
Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
All these products are available at Target and Target.com.
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