Dec 7, 2014

5 Tips for Keeping Kids Comfortable When They Have a Cold

It's that fabulous time of year again, cold and flu season. For my household it's a losing battle keeping everyone healthy during the winter months. With three kids in school and one kid who will not stop sucking his thumb we get several colds a year. I always keep over the counter medications stocked in my house. I was sent a bottle of Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold to facilitate this review as a member of the Smiley360, all opinions are mine.

When my kids are sick, I just want them to feel better. I know when I'm sick I feel miserable and I wish someone was around to take care of me. Here are some of the things I do for my kids when they are sick so they feel better.

1. Set up a bed on the couch. My kids love watching their favorite movies and TV shows when they're sick. I tuck in the blankets and make a little bed for them so they are cozy and comfortable. Plus I think my kids like still being part of the family instead of tucked away in their room.

2. Juice, juice, and more juice! My kids never want to eat very much when they're sick but they are willing to drink juice. I buy a few different flavors so they get plenty of fluids.

3. Pajama Day! Reduce your laundry for a few days and let your kids stay in their pajamas. Cozy pajamas are much more comfortable than clothes. Plus being in your pajamas might make your kids think it's OK to take a nap.

4. Extra Snuggles - There is nothing better than getting some extra love and attention from mommy and daddy. It's also how I know my kids are really sick. When all they want is to snuggle on the couch with me, I know they are sick. Normally they bounce off the walls.

Or when Mark slept on me for hours, I know it's bad. 

5. Short Order Cook - When my kids are sick it's the only time I turn myself into a short order cook. I know they aren't very hungry so they won't eat much. When they get to pick their meal they tend to eat more.

I know that getting to lay on the couch watching movies cheers my kids up, but they need some medicine to help them feel better too. Personally I like to use a multi-symptom medicine to cover all the bases One thing that I really like about Children's Mucinex is that it's safe for kids ages four and up. Most cold medications cannot be used until your child is six. As a mom of 5 year old twins, this is huge for me.

Before receiving this product to review I hadn't tried the Children's version before. But my husband and I have been using Mucinex for years and we prefer it to other brands. After my son got a bad cold this November, I tried the Children's Mucinex for the first time and I think it works far better than the other brands we've tried in the past. My son doesn't like to blow his nose and the Mucinex seemed to dry him up faster. I recommend this product for your kids when they have a cold.

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