I am excited to be a part of the three part series program for Children’s Mucinex: "Chase Away Those Sick Blues with your Children". (see below for your chance to win a $100 CVS gift card!)
We have survived five and half exhausting-amazing-challenging-rewarding years with quadruplet kiddos and certainly understand a thing or two about passing around colds & flu.
Here are some tips of what WE do to stay healthy in the Steece household:
Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. (My kids hear me say this about a billion times a day!) Most cold and flu viruses are spread through direct contact. Gently wash your hands with soap for 15-20 seconds~ (teach kids to sing the “Happy Birthday Song” while washing). If you don’t have immediate access to a sink, use hand sanitizer as much as humanly possible (especially at work, the store, the gym, etc).
Sleep. Your body needs sleep to repair & rebuild cells (strengthening your immune system). When you are tired, your body doesn’t fight as hard against illness.
Exercise. Working out regularly strengthens your immune system to fight against germs. (Nothing crazy excessive, just 30 minutes, 3-4 times a week… like a nice, friendly bike ride)
Eat healthy & Stay hydrated. Eat plenty of fresh fruits & veggies; drink plenty of fluids (help support that immune system, y’all!)
Disinfect. Clean items that can easily pick up germs: toys, phones, computers, sinks, purses, door handles, etc.
Cough and sneeze the CORRECT way. When you cough or sneeze, do it into the crook of your elbow, not into your hands! I must say, we have taught our kids well with this one.
The cold & flu season has been absolutely NUTS this year, right?!! And like all of you, we have been taking every precaution to try to stay healthy. There are plenty of times that even our best efforts won't prevent an illness from spreading through our household.
We have been using Mucinex to relieve all of our adult cold/flu symptoms since our family doctor recommended it years ago. I was SO excited when our children were finally old enough to take various Mucinex products as well. I hated watching them suffer through colds without being able to give them quality medication for their symptoms.
Our favorite product so far has been the Mucinex Congestion and Cough (for children ages 4-12).
I’d like to share the love with you, so click on this link for a $2 off coupon.
When your child has a bad cold, you both can feel miserable. Children's Mucinex is the #1 children's brand for relieving congestion* and provides fast acting relief from your child's worst cold symptoms. Try Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold if your child needs relief from stuffy nose and chest congestion. Always use Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold as directed. (*Based on IRI unit share data for the 52 weeks ending November 2012)
Stay tuned for my next Mucinex post on how I keep these crazy quaddie kiddos smiling and entertained, even when they have the sick day blues… What activity makes your child smile when under the weather? (Answer this question in the comments section below for your chance to win a $100 CVS gift card!)
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