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.
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.
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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