And so it begins… Little Bear was barely a week old when I got the call from daycare… Monkey was not feeling well I would need to come pick him up. I knew we would be battling colds this winter but I had been hoping we could hold off on sickness in our house until Little Bear was a month old. But toddlers are germy little creatures and sure enough Monkey had picked up a nasty cold complete with fever, cough and runny nose. Let the battles against the germs begin!
We all have different ways to battle the cold and flu season. Here is what is in my Cold Fighting Tool Kit:
- Vitamins – Keeping yourself healthy by eating right and taking a multivitamin will help keep your immune system strong and ready to fight off viruses
- Lots of fluids – water, soup, tea anything to help keep you hydrated and flush out your system.
- Disinfect EVERYTHING – Lysol disinfecting wipes are perfect for giving surfaces a quick cleaning when dealing with a sick child. Door handles, telephones, taps all high contact places waiting to spread germs to everyone who touches them. And don’t forget the electronics – computer keyboards or iPads will need a wipe down as well.
- Medicine – I am not one for taking (or giving) medicine at a drop of a hat, but there are times when your body needs a little extra reinforcement. To help keep Monkey’s fever down over the last week we have gone through a bottle of Tylenol and of Advil.
- Lots of rest and TLC – snuggles on the couch or in bed to give your body the energy it needs to fend off the cold
Monkey is finally on the mend, after a looooong week of trying to keep him comfortable and not let him get too close to Little Bear. Hubs and I have been feeling slightly under the weather, but hopefully will not end up with a full blown cold like Monkey. What do you use as part of your cold fighting tool kit to help keep your family healthy?
Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.