Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had Kleenex tissues when I was sick. They were there during my most difficult times, during my wedding day and every morning when I have a mistake with my make-up. Most importantly they’re there when my family is sick during Cold & Flu Season, to soften rough noses and wipe away little tears.
I learned the hard way when my tot was little about what he could have when he was sick. It’s about as bad as when you’re pregnant! There isn’t much they allow for little guys/girls. I always make the joke that the only advice I ever get is “grab a humidifier and pray”. So here is some advice on what to get for the Cold & Flu Season, you can even see some things I shopped for in my #SharetheSoft Google + Story!
Tots can’t have a lot of medication when they are sick. I know that when I was little there were all sorts of things my Mom pumped into me, but a lot of those have been found to a) not work or b) are not good to give children. There are a few things your doctor may recommend that I am going to not get into because I am personally NOT a doctor, but if all else fails please make sure to consult your physician.
- Humidifiers are good during the cold season when the air starts to dry out. If you or your child have allergies or asthma it is best to stick with a Cool Mist humidifier because warm moist air can encourage mold growths. This is what we have, they’re also good for children’s rooms because they don’t heat up and are safe to touch. Make sure that you keep the Humidifier Clean! We also always use purified water, which is recommended.
- Propping your child up in their bed is also another way to help with the flow of drainage when they are sick. If you have a toddler and don’t have to worry about extra pillows or blankets during bedtime, you can easily do this by using an extra pillow to push their upper body up. If you have a wee one and extra pillows are a hazard, you can prop the mattress up on one end by placing a pillow underneath it. Make sure there are no spaces on the sides for the baby to get stuck in and always make sure to create a safe space for your child.
- Use Kleenex with noses. Sometimes the more runny the nose the more prone they are to chapped noses/cheeks. Kleenex provides very soft tissues, some with lotion and aloe, that ensure that they are protecting little noses. You may need to get a nose suction / saline for wee ones and tots that can’t blow their noses yet.
- Soups & Popsicle’s are great products to keep handy for little sick ones. Soup, because it is the easiest to consume with a sore throat and Popsicle’s because it’s a great way to help with fluids and sooth the throat. You can even make your own popsicles with their favorite juice!
- Tylenol and/or Ibuprofen. Make sure to talk to your doctor or pharmacist on dosages for children as well as which one is best for your child. These two are the best for pain relief & fever, the difference between the two products is that Tylenol is mainly used for pain relief and fever whereas Ibuprofen also helps with swelling so it’s important to ask your doctor which one to use.
- Love. There is no better cure than the love of a parent and your time to read a story, snuggle up or watch a movie. That’s why I went running around everywhere to get the Kleenex 4pks with the $4 Movie Codes (that are good up to a year after redemption!). Snuggling with my son on the couch with a good movie may not completely cure a cold (or flu) but it surely makes the whole mess a lot easier to deal with.
Items that I always have on hand for Cough, Cold and Flu Prep is:
- Daytime/Nitetime Cold Medicine (for Mommy)
- Tea with Honey
- Bath Products for Comfort
- Lots and Lots of Love
I was really happy I ran around everywhere to get the Kleenex 4pks with the $4 Vudu codes. It was really easy to redeem the codes (which you can see how on my Story!). I believe I am all set for when my son inevitably brings in another bug. He’s caught everything that has been through his preschool so far and it has been a trying few months (with more to come!).
You can find out more about Kleenex and their specials on their Facebook Page!
What do you do to prepare for the Cold & Flu Season?
I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study forCollective Bias™ and Kleenex® Brand Tissues #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions are my own.