Real talk: cold & flu season is a lot scarier now that we know Wallace is susceptible to febrile seizures. He had his first seizure the day after Christmas last year, and had a few more throughout last cold & flu season- every time he spiked a fever.
We are in major prep mode over here. And while I super, SUPER hope we don’t have to deal with any of that, we know chances are something will be passed around the family.
4 Ways We Are Preparing For Cold & Flu Season
We kicked things off by getting everyone in the family a flu shot.
We got them the 2nd week of October. That’s the earliest we’ve gotten them in… ever? I’m pretty sure.
The pediatrician said she recommends getting flu shots when you notice Halloween decorations going up so that’s what we did.Wallace’s first febrile seizure was a result of a fever spike from flu A last year, and Lowell had the flu so bad we were very close to taking him to the ER on Christmas Eve. It was AWFUL. We hated ourselves for letting life get in the way and for putting the shot off too long. Never again.
We are sticklers for hand washing.
Or at least we’re trying to be. The main thing we’re focusing on improving is washing hands when they get home from school.
We’ve always been pretty good at enforcing hand washing while we food prep- that’s Scott’s food safety background taking root.Hand washing after using the bathroom is strictly enforced, too, along with sneezing into an elbow or sleeve and hand washing more often when we have the sniffles. It helps to have fun, yummy smelling hand soap!
We are stocking up on cold & flu essentials.
Like Lolleez organic throat soothing lollipops. They are made from USDA Certified Organic ingredients and ingredients you can pronounce and understand, like organic honey and natural fruit pectin. They are also Non-GMO as well as gluten, dairy and nut free.
Flavors available in the medicine aisle at CVS, Target, Walgreens, and Kroger: watermelon, strawberry, orange mango
Flavors available exclusively in the medicine aisle at Walgreens: mixed berry with elderberry
Momeez Choice Lolleez throat soothing lollipops are also available on Amazon.
These lollipops are so yummy that we’ve had to make sure they are locked away in our medicine cabinet! But they are made with ingredients that are safe enough for you child to enjoy a lollipop even when they aren’t sick.
We are taking advantage of the space in our house to isolate sick family members.
Cold and flu viruses spread from person to person so easily. I’m certain the reason why we seemed to be sick nearly non-stop for a few months last year is because the family was taking turns passing everything while we lived in the RV.
It was very hard to keep anyone sick confined to a space someone else didn’t need to access. Now that we’re back in a house with more space (and doors!) we make sure the sick person stays in one room as much as they can, AND we make sure the others stay out.
We can tuck the sick kiddo into bed or snuggle them up on the couch with a bottle of water, an ipad and some Lolleez lollipops, and feel confident that will keep them occupied and comfortable for a while!
On a personal note:
I’m really having to work through some serious anxiety anytime someone around here gets the sniffles or a fever. Action is the antidote to anxiety for me much of the time, so preparing for cold & flu season and stocking up on things like Lolleez organic throat soothing lollipops helps!
And as a mom who worries about her kids getting sick, I love the story of how Lolleez came to be. Melissa Evans, couldn’t find anything that she felt comfortable giving her kids without worrying! That’s why she created Momeez Choice, makers of Lolleez Organic Throat Soothing Pops for Kids. A fun, delicious and effective way to make everyone’s sick day a little “eezier.”
Thank you to Momeez Choice for sponsoring this post. Some links may be affiliate links.
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