Are you prepared for Cold & Flu Season? It’s been a weird winter in North Carolina, we have had a lot of 70s and in that same week it can be under 20 degrees. With Hailey in High School and I work as a chef at Elon University, we deal with lots of people. If we can try to keep the germs at bay, it goes a long way in being prepared for sickness.
It’s pretty crazy if you ask me, but that only means one thing, SICKNESS! You can’t completely block out getting sick, however you can do these 3 simple tips to be prepared for Cold & Flu season.
This goes beyond disinfecting the toys that the kids play with, which is what you should do monthly anyways. I’m talking phones, laptops, computer’s mouse & keyboards, remotes. Things around the house that people interactive with daily, things that you don’t always think about.
Anything that it’s touched on the daily in the house and car. You are able to put non-electronic toys and items through the dishwasher. You can get some disinfection wipes and wipe down counters, door knobs and sinks daily, to help keep germs to a minimum.
Proper Hand Washing
Hand washing with soap could protect about 1 out of every 3 young children who get sick with diarrhea and almost 1 out of 5 young children with respiratory infections like pneumonia.
Teaching the importance of hand-washing can reduce respiratory illnesses by about 20%. Teaching my teenage daughter that good personal hygiene is essential to promoting good health.
Keep Medicine Cabinet Stocked
We like to keep our medicine cabinet stocked at all times around this time of year for cold + flu season. I like to keep things basic, so things as simple as vapor rub, saline nose spray, multivitamins and Children’s Delsym.
A few reasons I really love Delsym is the fact that they have 1 active ingredient specifically to relieve cough and it’s free from pain relievers, sulfites and alcohol.
If you go to your local Walmart you can pick up a bottle of Children’s Delsym to have in your medicine cabinet for when your little ones get a nasty cough and it lasts up to 12 hours. It comes in two flavors, orange & grape, we’re totally orange flavor medicine family. What’s your favorite flavor?
Have you tried Children’s Delsym? What’s your must have in the medicine cabinet?