This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
It’s that time of the year again, when cold, wet weather and countless hours cooped up inside result in sick children. With spring still months away, sickness will hit- it’s inevitable!
My family succumbed to our first winter sickness the week before Christmas. Sick during the holidays is no fun, especially when passing a sickness through a family our size means those germs stay awhile! Today I’m sharing my tips for dealing when sick gets real this winter.
How to Deal when Sick Gets Real
Prepare for the inevitable sickness before it hits.
As a single Mom, I’ve learned that preparedness is my best weapon when sickness hits. The last thing I want is to take sick children to the store to gather medicine. Keep a basket of sick day supplies on hand. Keep a basket stocked with medications, soup, and your child’s favorite juice.
Prevent the germs from spreading.
Encourage everyone in the house to wash hands more often. Try to keep sick children away from well children. Use hand sanitizer liberally.
Treat the symptoms.
When your child feels miserable treat the symptoms with Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp®.
- Children’s Advil® – for children ages 2 to 11. Ease aches and pains while reducing a fever fast.
- Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief – for children ages 6 and up. Control and relieve symptoms all day (or night) long with this great-tasting medicine in your child’s favorite flavor. Flavor choices include Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors.
- Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free – for children ages 6 and up. Ease your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while also controlling a cough.
Encourage rest and recovery.
Sick days are the perfect time to binge watch favorite cartoons, cuddle up to read a chapter book aloud, enjoy coloring books. Rotate restful activities to keep your child resting for quick recovery.
How do you deal when sick gets real? I’d love to hear your best tips for dealing with long winter sick days! Comment with your best tip, and enter to win a Sick Gets Real prize package including a $25 Visa gift card and Pfizer pediatric products (one Children’s Advil® Suspension, one Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief, and one Children’s Dimetapp® Multi- Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free).