Cold and flu season is here. Yay! Ugh. There’s nothing ‘yay’ about it. We’ve already had sickness roll through our house this year and as I write I’m feeling that familiar scratch in the back of my throat. Go away winter! Colds, unfortunately, are inevitable. This week our moms have teamed up with Boogie Wipes to have a conversation about our favorite, most effective tips for beating winter colds.
I have been a big Boogie Wipes fan since my kids starting making boogies. That was day 1, by the way. They’re soft and gentle and won’t dry out those little noses. (I have been known to use them myself, too.)
Here’s what’s working for our kids when they get sick. We’d love to hear your remedies, too!
I’m really thankful that we don’t get sick very often. In fact, Josh had his first fever since I can remember last month. I tried to make sure that he got plenty of fluids and plenty of rest. For everyone else in our house, it meant extra hand washing!
This time of year it seems like Eli stays sick. We actually just got over a round of virus yuckiness through our house. When he’s sick, I keep a cool-mist humidifier running in his room through the night. During the day, I also keep a diffuser running with essential oils in it. I let him sleep with me because he wakes up often in the night when he’s sick so that makes him feel better. I make sure he drinks lots of liquids and that I have Jello stocked in the fridge. I keep lip moisturizers on hand too because his little lips get so chapped when he’s sick and can’t breathe though his nose. I hate it when they’re sick. Booo.
We’ve had a rough year with colds and sicknesses already. And it’s only early February! When the kids are sick I try to keep them hydrated and drinking plenty of fluids. The nighttime cough seems to be our biggest problem and the best tricks I have to help that are to elevate their heads (I give them an extra pillow or put one under the mattress when they were in cribs) and give them a spoonful of honey before bed. That seems to coat the throat and give some relief. Finally, we just pray for an early spring!
This time of year is so difficult — I feel like there are germs everywhere! We use a humidifier, drink lots of water, and take Vitamin C. I also make sure that we all wash our hands or use sanitizer a lot so we don’t spread anything. I also make sure we get lots of snuggles in — I’m positive that helps Sam feel better quickly!
How do you comfort your kids when they’re sick?
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— Lindsay (@SeeMomClick) February 10, 2015