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So your kids start to cough and sniffle and like me you could be sitting there thinking “No please not me” or “I am totally next”. In my home after the kids get sick-the next one up is ME! Of course you know there is no such thing as a sick day for parents so I must do what I can do for myself and my husband during this flu and cold season. I like to think of myself as a seasoned parent, always learning of course but with a few trick and tips up my sleeve and a trip to Walmart for supplies. So how do I prepare for the cold and flu?
WASH WASH WASH
I sound like a broken record to my family “Wash your hands!” “Grab hand sanitizer!”. I try to keep all the kids constantly washing their hands in order to help stop the spreading of germs. As soon as both girls get home from school the first thing they do is wash their hands before walking in. Let’s face it-school is where most of our kids pick up what they bring home & so graciously share with us lol!
I make sure to wash everyone’s sheets weekly to help clean out some of those germs. However, as soon as someone starts to get sick- EVERYONE’S LINENS ARE WASHED! On top of that I run through the house 2 x’s a week wiping down toys, door knobs, hand rails, basically anything little hands touch.
Take care of your tired body
Our bodies have a way of telling us to slow down. Often times we think we are too busy to listen to it, but in my case that’s when I am the most susceptible to getting sick. I try to rest as much as I can. But when that is not always possible I try to make the most of the things I can like my hot showers. The Vicks VapoShower tablets are a great to boost up our showers and turn your shower into your very own sauna- Vicks Vapo Sauna that is. Vicks VapoShowers are full of menthol, Eucalyptus, and Camphor letting you breath easily. All you do is place is on the floor in direct stream of water and let it run until they are completely dissolved. Remember these are for adults only
Good night’s sleep
Sleep is such an important part of allowing of body to heal and fight off whatever comes our way. Unfortunately, we can’t always sleep comfortably at night while sick. With Vicks VapoPatch you have Vicks vapors in an easy-to-use aromatherapy patch. It is so easy to just peel, apply, and breathe easy! I also love that this is suitable for kids 6+ !
With Vicks VapoCream, Vicks combines their loved vapors in a moisturizing and easy-to-use cream. You can apply it to your chest, back, and throat to help you breath in those long-lasting Vicks vapors scent. Plus you can moisturize while breathing easy and can be used 2 years+. I make sure to rub some on my chest and back when starting my day to help me breath easily. Nothing like feeling comfortable to help make me feel better.
You know how it starts- you wake up with that itchy, scratchy sore throat. For me that is the worst. It just makes me feel worst and unable to speak or eat. And if I can’t eat well how am I supposed to fuel my body? I make sure to have 2 things on hand for this- Vicks VapoCOOL Lozenges. These lozenges are in my purse, in my car, and somewhere near my desk at all times. VapoCOOL Lozenges use its targeted cooling and numbing treatment to sooth your throat pain and mouth temporarily. These lozenges are to be kept out of reach of our kids under 12.
Another product that has quickly become a favorite of mine is the Vicks VapoCOOL Sore Throat Spray. Like the lozenges it works with their cooling and numbing medicine. All I do is spray my throat and within seconds feel the numbing relief and my throat feels at ease. Only with the pain and discomfort gone can I continue about my day feeling well enough to function.
What happens when I feel SICK SICK?
Some times as much as we try to prevent it-a cold or flu come out of nowhere and knock us off our feet. Don’t worry I am prepared and preparing you for that too. You know the days where the fever, body aches, nasal congestion, cough, and sore throat hit hard. The Vicks Non-Drowsy FluTherapy SEVERE Cold & Flu Treatment. You can grab a 6-count pack and make your tasty honey lemon drink to not just comfort but treat!
For those rough nights I use the Vicks Night Time FluTherapy SEVERE Cold & Flu Treatment. You can get relief for your nasal congestion, sore throat, body aches, reduce fever, stop your runny nose and suppress your cough allowing you to rest easier. I know I can sleep without feeling horrible at night with their night time formula!