This post and Sick Day Survival Tips has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and 20th Century Fox. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
You hear a cough. The next morning some sniffles. They come home from school with puffy eyes and just want to watch cartoons on the couch. You know what’s happening… sick just got real. Lately, the Facebook feed is full of friends with kids down for the count. Hearing about it had me running to the store in preparation. One thing worse than a sick kiddo, is an unprepared mama. 😉 Keep your sanity intact while getting your little ones better, with sick day survival tips! These tips will help you be prepared before kids gets sick, and help you make sick kids more comfortable at home.
Sick Day Survival Tips
Nine times out of ten, if a kid is sick, mom finds them snuggled up with cozy blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals. Sneezing, coughing, and wiping all over them. Try to wash them each day while they are sick, to help avoid spreading the germs.
A new movie usually makes a sick day go by quicker, and more fun. Grab a few movies when you spot deals, and tuck them away for a feverish day. The Peanuts Movie is currently hidden in the closet. The kids watched once in theaters, and have been asking to see it again ever since. If no one gets sick by the end of the month, the movie is coming out of hiding for a family movie night. 😀
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Tissues and back up medicine are good things to have on hand. I say back up medicine from experience. It never failed that one of us would get sick, before noticing the medicine was expired. Now I check expiration dates monthly, and keep back ups of medicines we use often. Having toddlers, a tween, and teen means that I have a variety of Pfixer Pediatric products ready if needed.
Do your kids have a flavor choice for reducing fever and easing aches and pains? The twins always go for grape. They actually flopped on me, as they preferred bubble gum infant medicines. Now that we’ve advanced beyond those, grape Children’s Advil® for ages 2 – 11 is a favorite. If they switch back to bubble gum, that’s also available. As well other great-tasting flavors like Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Blue Raspberry, and Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors.
The twins had RSV during their first year, so winters can get a little scary and need some relief. I spotted a new Robitussin Cough & Congestion medicine the other day, that is now for ages 4 and over. It’s not the drowsy stuff as they are still too young for any of that, but it helps take care of the mucus and coughing.
At the end of each season, clean out your medicine cupboard and check expiration dates on medicines. If you haven’t done that yet for winter, now is a great time with Target Cartwheel savings! Through February 20th you can save 10% off Pfizer Pediatric products and select 20th Century Fox DVDs with Target Cartwheel.
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(1) 20th Century Fox DVD (Choice of Ice Age: Collision Course, The Sandlot, or The Peanuts Movie)
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