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What tips do you have for getting kids through the cold and flu season?

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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We sent some moms a "Sick Day Supermom" package as part of the Children's Mucinex Program. In addition to a variety of fun items for their children, each mom received a coupon for Children's Mucinex and a gift card to help get their kids through the cold and flu season.

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SlightlyPerfect
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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We have found that Children's Mucinex is very effective with DD, who is 4. It alleviates her discomfort, and it works fast for her. It's also a brand I personally trust and go to when the whole family gets sick.

We got this great Supermom on a Sick Day package filled with lots of cute things for DD. The Mad Libs book was her favorite. She and DH practically filled it in one day. We also received tissues, and tissues are always missing when we get sick! So those were great. We put some in our cars and one pack in DD's bedroom. We also got cute little posable figures that DD carries around with her now. And the package also contained a game, but DD didn't really seem into that!

I'm so happy I got to be a part of this. Thanks, CM.

slightlyperfect

endurablemist
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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When they are sick, they get spoiled. Lay around in PJs, hot cocoa whenever, whatever they want to eat. Oh and lots of TV time. I have a pretty good supply of meds for all kinds of symptoms if needed. And thanks to Children's Mucinex a new medicine to try when the time comes, which might be today.
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Roo1234
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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Keep them active, hydrated and well-rested.  Hand washing is a must and we focus on eating a healthy diet year round to help keep our bodies strong.

optikalangel
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I keep my kids comfortable.  Load them up on fluids. I like to buy the cup of soups with the lid so my little ones can stay in bed and get some food in their belly's.  We medicate based on the symptoms and encourage lots of rest.  

My oldest stayed home a few days ago with cold like symptoms.  I was able to try the medicine and feel that it worked very well.  My son got a lot of sleep once the symptoms started to clear up after giving him the medicine.  Tat was exaclty what he needed.

alisonr113
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM

My 5 year old loves to have breakfast in bed when he is sick.  I spoil him that way but I also give him lots of fluids and lots of rest.

luckyladytaurus
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Taking vitamins, washing hands, using saline nasal spray, drinking plenty of water, and when my kids are sick keeping them home. 

 

beauty1889
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I still have not had the chance to try children's mucinex with my kids. but, sick days would probably be filled with lots of snuggles and hugs, reading and prob some tv. i'll make sure they have lots of fluids to keep them hydrated

sexydiva4279
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM
My daughter loves the flavors of children's mucinex. It worked great at controlling her cough and helping her feel better. The care package was a big help in buying more medicine, soup and tissues.
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babynurse454
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM
Unfortunately I had to use my Children's Mucinex this morning,my d.d. is sick she is 11 years old at least she can tell me whats wrong, she did tell she was feeling better,she is sleeping again Thank goodness I had Children's Mucinex!! Thank You
The sick day package is great she opened it up and was writing in the fun book before falling back to sleep, the tissues are always great!
Thank You from the both of us!
hisemma
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I love Children's Mucinex for my kids. It is one cold medicine that has worked consistently over the years to help with their symptoms and make them feel better, and able to get through the day. My sister first recommended it to me, and I've since recommended it to countless others.

The gift items I received were put to good use: the kids played with the toys, and I sent the kids to school with a tissue packet in each backpack as well as keeping one for myself in my purse. They've been put to good use with the cold weather & constant runny noses.

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