It’s that time of hear again! I’m not only talking about the holidays, but cold & flu season as well. Where we live the weather is all over the place. One day the kids head out in shorts to enjoy at 78° day, quickly followed by a high of 50° the next. With all this going on, it’s inevitable that your child will at some point be exposed to a cold or flu bug. While there isn’t a 100% chance you can prevent them from being sick. I want to share with you a few tips on keeping kids healthy this holiday season.
Disclosure:This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
Tips on keeping your kids healthy this holiday season
While we love all the fun activities that comes along with the holidays, there always seems to be a great chance of our little ones getting under the weather. With the changing weather and family fun, they can at times get run down. Here are a few ways we keep our family healthy during the holiday season.
Choose A Healthy Diet
We’ve all heard the old saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctors away.” While that’s not entirely true that eating one apple a day will keep you from getting sick, it has been proven that choosing a healthy diet will in turn keep you well…healthier. Kids can be picky when it comes to eating their fruits and veggies, but the trick is finding which are their favorites and how they like them prepared. My boys will only eat fruits and veggies raw, they will pass every time on cooked veggies. Making sure your littles get nutrient rich foods can help boost their immune system.
For this most part, this isn’t an area that I have to worry about with my kids on most days. However, during the holidays when our schedules get even crazier, I’m often having to remind them to drink their water. Staying hydrated has been proven to help our bodies fight viruses.
Get Plenty of Rest
This time of year, our schedules get even busier. Holiday parties, decorating, shopping. With all these added activities, it can easily run one down. Try to get the recommended hours of sleep each night.
Get Wash Hands More Often
Let’s face it. Kids touch EVERYTHING! One of the best ways to stop germs from spreading is encouraging them to wash their hands more. From playing outdoors, before meals, and after potty visits. When mine were little I would have them sing their ABC’s while washing their hands. When their song finished so was the hand washing.
Keeping kids busy with fun and active activities is a great way to keep them happy and healthy. Studies have shown that those who exercise daily, lower their chance of catching a cold.
Even with the tips on keeping kids healthy this holiday season, it’s impossible to completely keep sickness at bay. However, a healthy body can combat sickness much easier. When cold and flu do come into our house, we always turn to a brand we can trust, Pfizer Pediatrics.
The “sick just got real™” in our house this past weekend. My oldest woke up congested and complaining of a headache. On top of all that, he had a fever a fever. Thankfully, Pfizer had just sent us Children’s Advil® Suspension, Children’s Robitussin ® DM Day/Night Pack, and Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough.
How do I use these products?
Since he woke up with not only a fever but complaining of a headache, I reached for the Children’s Advil® Suspension*. It’s my go when my boys aren’t feeling their best. It comes in several great-tasting flavors which helps when getting them to take their medicine. Flavors include: Sugar-free, Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape Flavor. Usually my boys ask the Blue Raspberry when I ask them which flavor.
To help combat his stuffy nose that he had going on, I always use Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough for ages 6+. It definitely helps tackle those stuffy and runny noses that happen this time of year. It also helps to relieve their coughing as well.
Last but certainly not least is the Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion for ages 4+ and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough for ages 6+)** non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.
One lucky As They Grow Up winner will receive a Pfizer Pediatric Prize Pack that has: $25 virtual visa gift card and (1) Children’s Advil® Suspension (various flavor), (1) Children’s Robitussin ® DM Day/Night Pack and (1) Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough.