Be Prepared for When Sick Gets Real {Plus #Giveaway} #SickJustGotReal

SickJustGotRealMnemonic_OnWhiteThe Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

No matter how hard we try to prevent it, sick happens. With a family of 6 it’s important that I’m prepared when sickness hits; because if one gets it, chances are we’re all going to get it. There’s nothing worse than having a sick, miserable kid- except having multiple sick, miserable kids- so I’m always thankful to have the best medicines on hand to combat the sickness and misery.

I love that one trip to my local Target (or to Target.com) is all I need to get stocked up on all of the necessities to fight sickness in my kids, no matter what sickness they may have picked up. Best of all, there are so many that are formulated just for kids!

Pfizer ProductsFor fever, aches and pains

Children’s Advil® is a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.

For cough

Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough) non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.

AND- in a great tasting grape flavor- Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough.

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and to use as directed.

Having this medicine on hand was a relief when sick just got real™ in our household only a few short weeks ago. My kids came down with a fever, runny nose, and horrible cough and they were pretty miserable. My younger kids were kept comfortable with the medicine and got over it pretty quickly, but oldest couldn’t seem to kick it. I was SO relieved to have the Children’s Advil to keep him comfortable, but having the cough medicine was a life-saver, especially at night. It was amazing how quickly the Robitussin Nighttime Cough medicine kicked in; he literally went from being unable to sleep because of non-stop coughing fits to quiet and sleeping- completely cough-free!- within minutes. YES, MINUTES! This was nice not just for him, but for the rest of the household who was kept awake or woken up by his coughing fits.

In addition to having the best medicines on hand, there are a few things we do in order to make our sickies a bit more comfortable. We’re always sure to keep them relaxing on the couch with a few key things to keep them more comfortable:

-Pillows and blankets to keep them warm and cozy

-Liquids on hand for sufficient hydration

-Healthy snacks nearby for those rare moments they actually want to eat

-A box of tissues

-Kid-friendly movies to pass the time

Being sick is never fun, but being properly prepared certainly makes it a lot easier to deal with until sickness passes.

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Comments

  1. it’s definitely really tricky but i try and make fun healthy vitamin packed foods when they’re sick.

  2. mami2jcn says:

    We take coldeeze.

  3. James Robert says:

    It’s a little harder when all 5 of my kids get hit at the same time but I do keep meds on hand and set timers to remember when their next dose is. Seems when I catch it immediately, it doesn’t last as long.

  4. I let my kids snuggle with my kids on the bed and watch TV together.

  5. June Lisle says:

    We overcome mostly with love and prayer. I do what I can to keep noses clear, use a humidifier, and meds.

  6. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I push lots of liquids and make homemade chicken soup. All natural OTC products help too.

  7. Freeze pops made from pedialyte are always a hit at my house

  8. I make my little one’s comfy on the couch, put their favorite movies in, play games, and generally spoil them with their favorite soup and lots of cuddles.

  9. I run the shower and let my daughter breath the steam when she is sick, give her juice and soup and extra C, D and zinc.

  10. With my daughter in school someone is getting sick every other month. When someone is sick we have a movie and play board games day.

  11. Cheryl B says:

    When my kids are sick, I stock up on popsicles, tissues and a great new movie.

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