6 Things We Stocked Up On For Cold & Flu Season
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We are finishing up Brody's first few weeks of preschool and I am quickly learning that preschool means colds. Between the Winter season and first real experience with a kid in a classroom—runny noses, coughs, and fevers have been lingering in our house. To prevent some of those midnight runs to the pharmacy (please tell me I am not the only one that makes these!), here are 6 cold and flu fighting essentials I have stocked up on.
A spoonful of honey has become our go-to for coughs and sore throats in our house. It tastes better than any cough syrup and it coats the throat to help with those irritating throat tickles that lead to major coughing fits. I also love adding a spoonful to warm chamomile tea when I am under the weather.
- Fever Reducer
One thing that always freaks me out as a mom is watching my little ones spike a fever. Deep down, I know that a fever is not something to fear as it means their body is doing its job of fighting off an infection, but the mom in me jumps into action as soon as I see an elevated temperature. After more than a few middle of the night trips to the pharmacy, I have finally started keeping fever reducers on hand. For infants, FeverAll® Infants' Strength Suppositories are the only acetaminophen product available with dosage instructions for children as young as six months old. You can find FeverAll® at your local Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart #BeFeverReady. Since it is a suppository, I love that it contains fewer inactive ingredients than other infant fever reducers*—no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or other unnecessary ingredients. The suppository option is also great when your little one refuses to take liquid medicine by mouth or has an upset stomach.
*vs. Infant's Tylenol and Infant's Motrin Oral Suspension
- Tissues with Lotion
It never fails that running noses lead to chapped skin around the nose and lips. Just when you think you are getting over the runny noses, you have irritated skin to deal with. Most of the year we have a regular box of tissues on hand, but this time of year, I spend a little extra and buy the tissues with lotion. They are much more gentle—especially when you are chasing a toddler through the house to wipe their boogers.
Come the end of Summer, our freezer is usually depleted of popsicles. But at the start of cold and flu season, you will find me in the grocery store freezer section stocking up on popsicles once again. When we are dealing with sore throats, Brody automatically requests a popsicle. The cool popsicle on a scratchy throat always offers a little relief. When we have a fever going on and Brody has little or no appetite, a popsicle is almost always something he will eat to keep him cool and hydrated.
It breaks my heart listening to my little ones try to sleep with a stuffy nose. The snuffles and restless sleep that ensues usually makes for a cranky baby or toddler. We usually plug in a cool mist humidifier on these nights to help make breathing a little easier. Tip: Try adding a few drops of an essential oil in your humidifier as well!
- Rectal Thermometer
Did you know a digital rectal thermometer provides the most accurate reading of a baby's temperature? The things we learn as parents! We always have one on hand in our medicine cabinet. We always use this to confirm a fever before we give them any medicine. Sometimes their foreheads and bodies will feel extra warm this time of year simply because they are bundled up for the cooler weather.
What are your go-to's for cold and flu season?
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