As another crippling round of the sneezes, sniffles, and raw, runny noses strike our home, we are trying to buckle down and make it through the last of this icky cold season, (while also not *fingers crossed* getting the actual flu.) Last year we had the actual flu no less than 3 times, and our little guy got pneumonia with it twice. This year, we’ve made it this far without getting the flu and we aren’t
really interested in getting it now.
We do, however, have another round of the stuffed noses & sniffles, coughs, sore throats and more going around, taking us all down one by one. Caring for a sick little one is never easy, especially when you’re feeling just as miserable, if not worse than they are. As we try to get through the last stretch of major sick days here at The Mom Blog WI household, there are some products we absolutely adoreand cannot live without during this time of the year!
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues 8 Family Boxes, 120 Tissues per Box by Puffs America’s #1 selling Lotion Tissue! Dermatologist Tested to be gentle on sensitive skin! Stock up on these family-favorite tissues! Eight family boxes with 120 tissues in each box, they’re perfect for weathering through the rest of this cold season! I hate wiping my son’s nose with plain tissues or paper towel, especially when his nose is so red and raw! The Family Pack is also great because I love to send a box or two to my son’s Daycare! They go through so many tissues, especially when all the littles are sick. It’s just a great way to give back and they’re always so appreciative. Unfortunately, not very many parents send tissues, and especially not the good kind. Now I’m not rolling in dough over here, but it’s a lot easier to give up two boxes when buying something in bulk like tissues! They’re also Eligible for Amazon Prime Free Shipping
With Micro-Scrubbers Value Pack – Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes (3 Pack) Nothing goes hand in hand with Puff’s Wipes like Clorox Wipes! Buy them together and get a discount. Don’t forget Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for beating the germs and keeping your littles from getting sick again. Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses! After we’ve gotten over the initial funk of being sick and are on the mend, I take a box of these to the entire house! Doorknobs, table tops, kitchen cabinet handles. Anything and everything we’ve possibly touched while we were sick. Not only are they easy to use and toss rather than grabbing a rag and spraying, but hustling around and cleaning also makes me feel so great and helps me work up a sick-sweat while trying to get through the last of a cold!
There’s nothing I hate more than my little guy crying because his nose is so raw that I can’t even wipe it! This stuff is a life-saver! I can’t tell you how many of these I have! I have one for noses, one for diaper rash, one in the diaper bag for traveling and one in the bathroom for cuts and scraps! I cycle them out after major incidents like major colds and cases of the flu. They’re so cheap, it doesn’t hurt the bank to toss them, either!
After a day of nose wiping, our little guy’s nose is pretty raw. We slather some of this on his little nostrils before nap and bedtime to protect and heal his little nose for tomorrow. Also eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Shipping!
Vicks BabyRub Soothing Vapor Ointment – 1.76 oz Who doesn’t love the smell of Vicks Vapor Rub?
I absolutely adore the smell. Nothing clears my nose faster than sticking a little of this on my chest or right under my nose. The best part about this product is that it can be used on Babies 3 months and older! *Use only as directed.* I’ll use a little of this on this on my little guy’s chest right after bath before I put his shirt on and it helps him sleep so much better! And he can actually breathe all night. I’ve also heard that rubbing some on their feet and slipping some socks over really helps with colds!
Zarbee’s also has a great alternative! I love the Zarbee’s brand because it’s all natural, which is great for little ones. It has Lavender (which is great for relaxation,) Eucalyptus & Beeswax and it. Smells. Heavenly! And their’s is eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Shipping!Their cough syrup is great, too! They recently changed all cough suppressant and symptom relief medication minimum age to 4 years old. So when our 2-year-old started with a cough earlier this cold season, we were scrambling at the pharmacy for any sort of relief to help him sleep at night. In stores, I’ve seen this double pack go for upwards of $15 but on Amazon, you can get it for around $13! It has All Natural Dark Honey, Ivy Leaf, & a Natural Grape Flavor and there’s a Daytime & Nighttime version! It helps our little guy sleep so well at night and keeps his cough at bay during the day. And the best part is that we don’t have to worry about using harmful or dangerous OTC products that aren’t appropriate for his age! And what’s even better? This one is ALSO Eligible for Amazon Prime Fast, FREE Shipping!
I don’t know about you, but I always hate running to the store for JUST Tylenol! And it’s super expensive at the grocery store but the nearest Walgreens Convenient Store is usually too far away! Available for Amazon Prime FREE Shipping!
Used to temporarily reduce fever and relieve minor aches and pains due to:
The common cold
**The Mom Blog WI’s product recommendations should in no way be seen fit to replace or be equivalent to a physician’s screening. If you have concerns about your child’s health, you should always consult a physician.** Use Products ONLY as instructed/directed!
I absolutely LOVE this set! I received two gift sets at my baby shower, over 2 years ago, and I STILL have some of these products! These products are hypoallergenic for sensitive skin. When my son was little, he had eczema all over his face and arms. This was the only brand I trusted when he was having a breakout! Plus, the Lavender scent is great for calming baby down before bed. We use a splash on the bath soap at the start of the bath to get some bubbles going. We use the calming shampoo for hair and skin and then after, we use some lotion and that scent! Oh my, it’s pure ovary-overload! Your baby fever will be running rampant when you sniff that wonderful baby scent. The gift set includes;
1 Johnson’s Bedtime Lotion 13.6 Fl. Oz (400mL)
1 Johnson’s Bedtime Bath 13.6 Fl. Oz (400 mL)
1 Johnson’s Calming Shampoo 13.6 Fl. Oz (400 mL)
Also comes with a Reusable Caddy! We use ours for keeping bath toys by the tub.
These Johnson products are great for all ages and pediatrician-tested, which I absolutely love! These hypoallergenic bedtime gift set products also have no dyes and no sulfates. They’re 100% gentle and free of parabens and phthalates. Also eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Shipping! PLUS, as of 2/2/19 the gift set is on sale right now for less than $10!
*Kills 99.99% of most common germs that may cause illness! I love these because they’re a natural product and Travel Size! Stash one in your purse, in the diaper bag, in the door of the car or even your desk drawer. Also eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Shipping
I absolutely LOVE the Dial Brand; it is by far my favorite hand soap! Not only is this the ultimate value pack with 5 bottles, but they’re also really easy to reuse. You don’t have to keep buying the bottles! Once we run out, we just grab a refill jug and fill them all up. We have two bathrooms and a bottle in our kitchen and this time of year, we go through it FAST! I’ll admit, they get a little gunked up after a while which makes them stick when pumping, but if you soak the empty bottle and nozzle in a sink of soapy water and you’re back in business!
This is the only brand I like that doesn’t dry my hands out but also doesn’t leave a slimy feel after you’ve rinsed your hands. It’s tough on germs but still gentle on your hands, which I love. It’s also super fun for little hands and a great way to encourage hand-washing! Also eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Shipping!
I don’t know about you, but my hands are so dry and they crack from the cold and constant hand washing. This is the only brand I have found that helps actually heal the cracks in my hands without causing an awful, painful burning or just plain not working at all! A little goes a long way with this cream; too much and your hands will feel greasy but man it is a wonder cream! Also Eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Shipping!
These little guys are super convenient! If you’re like me, you’re also a working mom, and when everyone gets sick, things get really rough and even the smallest things can make your day so much easier! Grab one of these soups and pop it in the microwave. You can eat right out of the can and there’s 8 of them in this value pack; plenty to get you through a whole week of sickness! Also Eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Shipping!
I am absolutely OBSESSED with Carmex, and it’s not just for summertime. Nothing beats the cold winter chill and chapped lips like Carmex. It protects while also hydrating and healing cracked lips. I even let my little guy use it! He loves doing it himself, too! It keeps little lips soft and keeps them from drying out in this dry, cold weather. We put it on before bed and before going out in the cold. Also Eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Shipping!
Knuckle down and arm yourself with the very best products money can buy to weather out the rest of this cold and flu season!
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Keep on loving those little ones like only you know how, and be sure to cuddle those precious little ones back to full health. Enjoy those little snuggles while they last!