How to Make Your Little Ones Feel Better During Cold and Flu Season + $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

How to Make Your Little Ones Feel Better During Cold and Flu Season + $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Thank you to Pfizer Pediatric #SickJustGotReal for sponsoring today’s conversation about How to Make Your Little Ones Feel Better During Cold and Flu Season. All thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.

Hello, Sunshine! It’s that time of year here in Florida when the weather can’t make up its’ mind. In the morning it’s 50 degrees and by the afternoon it’s pushing 90. The extreme highs and lows are hard on our bodies and health. Both of my girls have been fighting colds and allergies for the past two weeks. It has not been fun, but I’m making being sick as tolerable as possible.

Here are 3 ways to make your little ones feel better during cold and flu season. There’s no need to worry when #SickJustGotReal and it’s time to #coldprep!

How to Make Your Little Ones Feel Better During Cold and Flu Season

1. Snuggles and a Movie-thon. Rest is so important when you’re sick. I know when my kids are really sick when all they do is sleep. My kids never, ever want to sleep. So when it’s a simple cold, but they need to rest, I tell them we can snuggle in mommy’s bed and watch all of their favorite movies.

2. Hydrate with Water and Warm-up with Hot Cocoa. Lulu is the easiest kid when it comes to drinking water – it just has to be ice cold at all times. It’s vital to keep properly hydrated, sick or not, but when your kids are sick they need to drinking a lot of water to help flush their bodies. My kids also like to drink hot chocolate when they’re sick. The steam and warmth of the drink will help open up their sinuses for a few moments of better breathing.

How to Make Your Little Ones Feel Better During Cold and Flu Season + $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

3. When All Else Fails, Give Them Pfizer Pediatric Products. Sometimes you need a little extra help to kick that cold or fever to the curb.  My go-to for quickly relieving headaches and pain is Children’s Advil®. Children’s Advil® provides unsurpassed fever and pain relief(1), and contains ibuprofen, the medicine pediatricians use most for their own kids’ fevers(2) (for ages 6 months -11 years). Advil® Children’s Grape Fever Reducer and Pain Reliever Liquid – 4 fl oz

Children’s Robitussin® is my favorite chest decongestion medicine for my kids. It helps control deep coughs day and night. Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion for ages 4+ and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough Long-Acting for ages 6+)** 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.

Children’s Dimetapp®  is great for providing relief to nasty lingering colds. Children’s Dimetapp® provides great-tasting cold-fighting power and is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for children’s cough & cold symptoms(3) (for ages 6+). Dimetapp® Children’s Cough/Cold DM grape syrup – 4 Fl Oz.

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  • Ann Fantom says:

    We eat healthy meals, take a daily vitamin, get plenty of sleep and wash our hands frequently.

    • Yvonne Delgado says:

      I keep my family healthy by wiping down surfaces,especially door handles, remotes, phones. I make sure everyone drinks lots of water and washes their hands

  • Elena says:

    We take vitamin C, wash hands often and get flu shots

  • Chrissy says:

    We drink a lot of water and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. It sounds silly, but we also don’t go out of our way to avoid germs. A good immune system is made stronger with a few germs!

  • Margaret Smith says:

    I remind everyone to wash their hands often, especially when coming in from any public places. Also I make sure everyone gets enough rest.

  • Amber says:

    We maintain our health by trying to exercise and eat well!

  • shelly peterson says:

    We take vitamins and get a good nights sleep and eat healthy.

  • Lisa Brown says:

    wash hands regularly, take extra vitamin c and/or zinc

  • shirley says:

    Lots of fluids, rest, medicine and hugs.

  • Cynthia C says:

    I avoid crowds as much as possible and keep my hands clean.

  • alice minx says:

    Vitamin C and lysol wipes are a big part of our winter routine

  • Julie Wood says:

    We have lots of fluids, wash our hands a lot, eat a healthy diet, stay away from sick people.

  • stephanie says:

    we wash our hands alot

  • Kelly D says:

    I give my kids vitamins every day and have them use hand sanitizer at school.

  • Sandy Klocinski says:

    I wash my hands frequently.

  • David Hollingsworth says:

    We make sure that we have plenty of cold medicine, cough drops, and transportation to the hospital, just in case.

  • Lauren says:

    We wash hands often and get plenty of rest.

  • Azeem Isaahaque says:

    I usually prepare by stocking up on cold and flu essentials

  • Michelle Donovan says:

    Lots of hand washing for sure and we all take a multi vitamin

  • cheryl s says:

    we take vitamins and get our flu shots

  • Ramona Dahl says:

    Rest and fluids.

  • Lori Hicks says:

    I use sanitizer like a psycho. Plus I always dab a bit of vasoline on my Sons nose to prevent chafing from blowing all the time

  • mami2jcn says:

    We get flu shots, take vitamins, and wash hands often.

  • HS says:

    We eat healthy and wash hands frequently.

  • heather says:

    We maintain good health during cold season by washing hands and taking vitamins.

  • Donna L says:

    We try to stay healthy by washing our hands often, drink lots of water, getting plenty of sleep.

  • amy stonger says:

    To maintain my family’s health we wash our hands and eat a balanced diet.

  • Sheila K. says:

    I believe that frequent and effective hand-washing, in addition to maintaining a healthy diet, is the key to making it through cold and flu season unscathed.

  • kathy Persons says:

    Lots of rest good nutrition and great hygiene

  • Birdie Skolfield says:

    extra Vit C and Echinacea and biking in the fresh air and sunshine 5 days a week keeps the illness AWAY

  • Natalie says:

    We exercise regularly to keep up a healthy immune system, wash our hands regularly and don’t share water bottles to avoid getting sick.

  • Laurajj says:

    We always wash our hands when we get home from being out and about. We try to keep those germs out…but they still sneak in!

  • Antoinette M says:

    We get our flu shots and take Vitamin C.

  • Jessica To says:

    We take daily vitamins and try to wash our hands often.

  • Wendy Pesce says:

    vitamin c, lots of water and hand sanitizer

  • Cheryl says:

    We drink extra fluids, get our flu shots, stay home if we’re sick, and wash our hands.

  • Kayley says:

    I stock up on medicine and drink lots of vitamin C and other immune support supplements.

  • Nicole Martin says:

    We take extra vitamins and keep the fluids coming.

  • Katie Rose says:

    Lots of hand washing and it sounds odd, but gargle with diluted apple cider vinegar after being out of the house (and especially among the potentially infected)

  • Bryan Vice says:

    Always make sure we wash our hands and bleach stairway and door knobs

  • Laura V. says:

    Drink lots of water, take vitamins.

  • kathy eyre says:

    I keep a sharp eye out for the first signs of any sickness and never let them go out if they are sick. The chances of infecting someone else are too high.

  • Whirl says:

    Various type of vitamins and lots and lots of hand sanitizer.

  • Teresa says:

    We try to eat healthy and wash our hands often. I also use essential oils.

  • Heather D says:

    We all wash our hands often, use hand sanitizer, and drink lots of OJ.

  • Christine Labelle says:

    Plenty of fluids, rest, and movies to get us feeling better. Vitamin C to try and ward things off.

  • Darlene Carbajal says:

    We wash our hands, carry hand sanitizer and eat soups.

  • Edye says:

    We take vitamins!
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  • Allison Swain says:

    We wash our hands a lot and take vitamins. Thank you for the chance to win this!

  • Wendy R. says:

    Like most, I encourage lots of hand washing…. not sure if they listen though!

  • Kristen says:

    We avoid sick people as much as possible and wash our hands a LOT.

  • Bridgett Wilbur says:

    Lots of hands washing, cold meds, and chicken soup.

  • Ty says:

    We take vitamins and always wash our hands.

  • Carly S says:

    We drink lots of water, and eat vitamin-rich foods. 🙂

  • Mary Gardner says:

    We stay stocked up on fever reducers and pain relievers, liquids and chicken soup. But the main thing we do is lots of hand washing and using hand sanitizer when we can’t.

  • Julie Matek says:

    We wash our hands a lot, take airborne and use the germ feature on our air purifier

  • Sarah Cool says:

    We get the flu shot and take vitamin c supplements

  • Kelly Wilson says:

    We take vitamins, eat healthy and wash our hands.

  • Trinity Rosario says:

    I stock up on Lysol Spray and vitamin C!

  • Bea Alexandra says:

    I’m a nurse and I cannot stress the importance of good hand hygiene. It can break the chain of infection and prevention is key!

  • Breanne says:

    We wash our hands often and drink lots of fluids.

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