Summer vacation seems like it was forever ago, we’ve survived back to school and that only means one thing, it’s time to prepare yourself for the cold & flu season!
As a parent of 3 kids, 2 of which are in school full-time, I know that the kids getting sick is inevitable. There have been times where it felt like a perpetual circle of sickness where the first one that gets sick, gets it again after the last one. This however does makes sense because according to AboutKidsHealth.ca, kids can get six to twelve colds a year.
As kids get older they build up immunities and get sick less, but when kids are in school or in other settings where there are a lot of children in close proximity, it’s the perfect environment for cold & flu germs to spread. And even though my youngest isn’t in school just yet, he will still be exposed due to his siblings bringing those germs home with them.
How to Be Prepared
Aside from everyone washing their hands often there really isn’t anything else that you or your kids can do to avoid getting sick, which makes it even more important to be prepared. Here are some things that I do to make sure that I’m prepared.
- Something fizzy to help with an upset stomach
- Crackers to nibble on
- Popsicles for a sore throat
- Arsenal of movies
- Blankets that you can put in the dryer for staying comfy and cozy
- Children’s Advil to help manage cold & flu symptoms
Even if all of the kids are sick at the same time, they don’t always have the same symptoms. Helping your children to manage cold & flu symptoms like a sore throat, fever and pain is easy with Children’s Advil Suspension. Available in different flavors such as Berry and Grape, it can help your kids with fever relief for up to 8 hours so that they are comfortable and able to get back to being kids.
If you have a child like my youngest who refuses to take liquid medications it can be quite stressful however when it comes to managing cold & flu symptoms it works just fine because Children’s Advil also comes in a chewable option. Not only do Junior Strength Advil Chewables help to manage the same symptoms as Children’s Advil Suspension they also come in the same flavors too!
When it comes to our kids being sick, helping them to find relief while their sickness runs its course is important to us as parents. I’m pretty confident that I’ve got this down pat, and so do you!
This post is created in partnership with Children’s Advil but opinions and experiences are my own. Be sure this product is right for you. Read and follow the label.
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