This cold, flu and allergy season has not been kind to my family and I. As a Mom, the only thing worse than being sick is watching your little ones suffer with a cold or the dreaded flu. Short of bathing in hand sanitizer when they return from school, I am doing the best I can to protect them in an attempt to avoid additional illnesses. So I loved reading the following tips from fellow blogger (and personal friend), Colleen Padilla of Classy Mommy on how to stay healthy during the winter months. She suggests:
- Scrub-a-dub-dub: Make sure to wash hands frequently and encourage kids to follow suit by putting out fun, kid-friendly soap dispensers. This is a simple way to stop spreading germs.
- Crowd control: Make sure your child’s friends aren’t sick when they get together to play and vice versa – you don’t want your child to get their friends sick, either.
- Cover up: Remember to cover your mouth when you cough – and suggest to your little ones that they sneeze or cough into their forearm or elbow so as not to get germs on their hands.
- Bundle up: Before heading out, make sure that everyone is dressed to stay warm against the cold weather.
- Disinfect your world: Clean high traffic surfaces in your house regularly to rid them of germs.
In the unfortunate situation when your child is under the weather, take a look at the line from Little Remedies. The products follow the company’s philosophy of “less is more” and only include ingredients necessary to make your child feel better. None of the products contain saccharin, alcohol, artificial flavors, artificial coloring, dyes or harmful preservatives. The line includes products to combat cold and flu, allergies, and stomach ailments, and also offers one of the only brand name fever reducers for infants that is currently on the market – Little Remedies for Fevers® Infant Fever/Pain Reliever.
We recently received a basket with all sorts of Little Remedies products (I like to call it the All Better Basket!). The product that caught my eye first was the Little Colds Honey Pops. These non-medicated suckers are made with real honey and soothes your child’s cough and fiery throat naturally. When my daughter had the flu earlier this year, the cough lingered for what seemed like forever. At night, we would resort to a honey and lemon concoction that she hated. My husband and I had to beg. plead and bribe in order for her to drink the entire cup before bed. The Little Colds Honey Pops would have been so much better!
If you have a little one at home, I have an “All Better Basket” for one of my readers including the entire Little Remedies line of products! Enter below: