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This post is one near and dear to my heart as our family has been passing around a cold for the last 2 weeks. It’s really great how with 4 kids and 2 adults we can slowly one by one get it so we are out of commission for as long as possible. And one thing that has happened this time as happens every single time we get a cold? It spreads to the eyes and someone gets pink eye. Real fun stuff. Anyways I thought this would be a good time to highlight some tips I’ve learned over the years for surviving cold season with little kids:
(1) Hand washing and hand sanitizer. I really think this is the best preventative measure for getting sick and the experts seem to agree. We constantly wash hands around here, I carry around regular pump hand sanitizer and keep bottles throughout the house, and I especially love the sanitizer in spray bottles for easy full coverage action. Because know what’s the worst? When everyone’s immune systems are so busy fighting the cold that they pick up something else. Yes that’s what we don’t want to happen – it’s great for preventing the common cold and if you can’t prevent it you might as well not pick up anything else!
(2) Changing clothes and bathe kids after school. Another great preventative measure for these months where the cold is rampant is pretty simple – change and wash your kids clothes after time in a germy place. After my little kids get home from preschool, aka where germs run rampant, they come home and we go ahead and do bath time and change their clothes into something fresh and clean.
(3) Keep relief essentials on hand. Here’s the thing – as much as we try to prevent getting a cold it’s most likely going to happen at least once a year. So it’s good to keep the things on hand that make having a cold as least terrible as possible. Sure everyone knows to have things like pain reliever and tissues, but I also make sure I keep things like peppermint essential oil (feels amazing rubbed on the outside of the throat when you have a sore throat), and The Relief Products PinkEye Relief for when pink eye is bound to strike.
As I’ve learned from our family doctor all it takes is cold germs from a cough or sneeze to get into the eye for pink eye to get started. The Relief Products PinkEye Relief has eye drops for daytime and an ointment for nighttime for temporary relief of pink eye symptoms using 100% natural active ingredients. Right now if you order The Relief Products you can get buy one get one free with the code “ThanksClair”!
(4) Get outdoors. I’m a firm believer in 2 things solving a lot of problems: water and fresh air. We’ve already covered water with the whole bath time situation, but getting outdoors and getting you and your kids in the fresh air is great during cold season. Fresh air is thought to actually help combat illnesses and playing outside spreads germs from kid to kid less than in indoor areas.
(5) Hydrate. I’m sure you doctor has told you when you’ve been sick that you need fluids. Well they aren’t lying and staying hydrated is a good way to keep your immune system in check to prevent getting sick to start with. If water isn’t your jam (I get it) there are plenty of ways to flavor water (I love getting packets that also add electrolytes) to make sure you get plenty to drink!
So there you have it. The good news? Spring has to be getting closer and cold season coming to an end soon. But until then keep these tips on hand and make sure you stock up on The Relief Products and save using my code “ThanksClair”! Do you have any cold season survival tips? Let me know in the comments if you do!
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