This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
Winter is here and that means so is cold and flu season. Being a mom, this means prepping my home for the inevitable. Whether it’s my kids coming home with a runny nose of me coming down with a cough, chances are these little symptoms will lead to something greater. Having been the one person in my family who always seems to catch the flu every year, I personally know how immobilizing it can be. Having gone through it myself, I would never want my kids to feel that way.
Of course, keeping illness totally out your home is nearly impossible. With my kids in school and all of us coming in contact with who knows what from friends, at the store or school, it’s better to have my home prepared for the worst than to be scrambling later. Want to make sure your home is cold and flu prepared? Take a look at these easy 3 tips that will make sure you have what you need once the sniffles hit.
1) Stock your medicine cabinet
It’s never a good feeling when you or your children come down with something and you don’t have the right at-home medicines to make them comfortable. Making sure your medicine cabinet is stocked and ready to go is always a must for cold and flu season. Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp® are some of our top medications I always keep on hand in our home.
2) Make sure everyone washes their hands
Flu viruses are spread from infected people when they sneeze, blow their nose, or wipe away secretions from their nose or eyes. Making sure everyone washes their hands multiple times a day will help keep any harmful flu germs at bay! There’s nothing worse than seeing your little one sick with the flu or a horrible cold. Stock up on antibacterial soap and keep hand sanitizer close by. I always have a small bottle or pack of travel wipes in my purse or diaper bag. You can also keep some in the car for little emergencies.
3) Replace toothbrushes
Toothbrushes aren’t something we normally think about when we’re sick but they can easily become a giant contaminate to others. Replace any current toothbrushes with new ones if someone gets sick, throw their old one out. I know in our home, my kids all keep theirs together in the bathroom. This is an easy way to pass germs so replacing toothbrushes ensures that there’s one less germ spreader in the house.
Make sure everyone is getting good sleep and staying hydrated! When it comes to keeping germs at bay, make sure your family is getting good rest and the fluids they need. This will help keep their immune system up when it comes time to fight off that nasty flu and cold germs.
In my house, we trust the Pfizer pediatric platform products of Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, and Children’s Dimetapp® – to help tackle the ickiest symptoms. They understand what it’s like when sick gets real, and I know they’ll relieve my little ones’ symptoms and discomfort.
Just like you, the Pfizer pediatric platform team is always ready to relieve the fevers, coughs, and colds that keep your kids from being kids, so your lives can get back to normal — whatever that may be. Visit Sick Just Got Real to learn more.
It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric products and to use as directed.