Cold and Flu season is upon us and I don’t know about you, but I like to be prepared for it. I honestly hope and pray we all don’t get it, but a cold is hard to miss.
Here are my tops picks for Cold and Flu Essentials Every Homes Needs.
I loved giving my babies and toddlers massages with a little Vicks BabyRub when they were sick. It seemed to help relax and calm them for naps and bedtime.
I LOVED these when my babies were sick. I know it seems like torture but they can breath so much better with all that gunk out of their noses.
Simply Saline Swabs
These swabs do the same thing as the sprays, but don’t irritate the babies and toddlers. Win/win!
NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
Yes I know this looks disgusting but it comes highly recommended Dr’s.
Now that my girls are a little older, I will rub a little bit of doTerra Breath on them when they are sick. It really seems to open up their airways.
Zarbee’s Natural Cough Syrup
I discovered Zarbees with my first daughter and I’m so glad I did. It uses honey and other natural ingredients to help kids feel better.
Luden’s Wild Cherry Throat Drops
I find that my kids can’t handle the really strong cough drops, but these are perfect.
Halls Breezers Cool Berry
My girls also love these Halls Breezers, Cool Berry.
Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
I honestly have 3 cool mist humidifiers in my home. I store them where they are easy to access because coughs come at night. My best tip for a humidifier, is to buy one that doesn’t have a filter to replace. Those get costly and honestly I don’t have time to worry about that when I’m taking care of sick kids.
Fever/Aches and Pains
Vick’s Behind Ear Gentle Touch Thermometer
I actually went to a lecture a few years back by a fantastic Pediatrician, Meg Meeker. She raved about these behind the ear thermometers and I have to agree. My babies would never hold still for forehead scan. And forget any other type of thermometer. This one is done in seconds and shows the past temperatures so you can see if the fever is raging or has come down.
I always make sure I have this in stock.
Getting Rid of Germs!
Zarbees Naturals Mighty Bee Gummy Immune Support
My girls love to take these tummies. They each have a burst of Elderberry, Vitamin C and Zinc help support the immune system.
Any kind of wipe that will kill germs is good by me. I wipe down all the areas that get touched that I might miss on a regular clean. Make sure door knobs, light switches, phones, and remotes get a good cleaning.
Nature’s Miracle Stain & Odor Remover
This came highly recommended from a friend. It removes the smell of throw-up, and any stains from it, in minutes. This is a definite “must-have-on-hand” item!
So did I catch it all? What would you add to my list?
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