Be Prepared for Cold + Flu Season with these 3 Tips


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.

Be Prepared for Cold + Flu Season with these 3 Tips

Disinfect Everything

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?

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Hey! I'm Natalie and I live in North Carolina. I'm a single mama of four awesome kiddos. These are my thoughts on life, motherhood, fitness and everything in between.

29 thoughts on “Be Prepared for Cold + Flu Season with these 3 Tips

  1. My daughter works at FedEx handling all those packages and at a Daycare so it’s like a double whammy of germs! I’ve never tried Dylsym but I will have to try it out.

  2. Children’s Delsym sounds like a great product! I’ll have to mention it to my son. It could be very useful for my older grandchildren.

  3. Fantastic tips! I have two little ones in elementary school so it seems as though one of us always has some kind of sickness during flu season. It’s never too early to get prepared!

  4. Delsym is a stand by in our house! I take it when I am sick with a cough and can’t sleep. Its amazing!! We haven’t tried the children’s version yet.

  5. Cold and flu season is the worst. I just got my flu shot last monday and of course now I’m feeling run down. But our weather keeps bouncing back and forth between fall and winter temperatures. That is enough to make anyone sick. I need to give Delsym a try and see if I can fight off this sinus infection. I’m hoping that I don’t have a mild case of the flu. *crosses fingers*

  6. My granddaughter just got a cold. She sucks her thumb and I always carry antibacterial wipes to wipe her hands but she always gets sick. I have some Delsym in the medicine cabinet for her.

  7. Well, the season for the sicknesses have begun! We are always making sure that our medicine cabinet is stocked up – you never know who is going to get sick first

  8. When all 5 of my kids lived at home, I used to worry about the transfer of germs, but we were pretty lucky and they didn’t spread like crazy. My mom always has some Delsym in the medicine cabinet. She’s living with us now, so we’re prepared!

  9. I remember that I bought this product for my kids last year. It’s time to pick up another one soon. I caught flu last week, had no fun at all 🙁

  10. I think the name of the game is trying to be as germ free as possible. Since I go into lot of schools during the school year, I am constantly washing my hands and carrying disinfectant wipes. Cannot be too safe.

  11. I think keeping a clean and sanitized hygiene will reduce on sickness dramatically. Definitely cleaning things we use regularly like our cells phones can help us keep flu at bay.

  12. We have lysol wipes all over our house. At least once a week, I wipe every remote, phone, faucet, door handle, and lock with them.

  13. Both of my girls do gymnastics and the gym is filled with nasty snot monsters! It is essential to have sanitizer everywhere until we can get home and wash hands!
    Great tip about using this cough syrup! Thanks! =)

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