It’s officially winter. The other night it dropped down to 29 degrees (which is normal for this time of year), but by Christmas Eve in just 2 days, the high is projected at 71. SEVENTY-ONE DEGREES on Christmas Eve in New Jersey. The weather has been so completely wacko that we’ve found ourselves sick. All four of us, which is so not the norm for our household. I actually took the girls to the doctor, which is literally the second sick visit Skibbles has ever had. I also keep constantly seeing my friends posting that their families are getting sick too and not just the normal cold stuff, but their kids actually needing breathing treatments, steroids, and more because it’s just so bad.
There’s truly not much worse for a parent than to see their little ones, especially a baby, sick. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics conclude that children average 8-10 colds every single year. Sickness is most common between October and May, the colder months, but that peaks between January, February, and March.
In just a blink of an eye, January will be here, and I want you to be ready to tackle this cold season naturally. We’ve been working with Safety 1st for a few years and simply fallen in love with their products, so with their help, we put together a list of 10 things that we always have on hand during cold and flu season.
Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier – I wouldn’t make it through life without a humidifier for myself, but especially once I had kids. We use it constantly.
ClearWay Nasal Aspirator – Seriously, the saving grace of runny noses. Kids may not be 100% fond of it, but they love to breathe afterwards. It’s flipping amazing.
Epsom Salt – to help detox and relieve aches and pains
Quickread Forehead Thermometer – it’s vital for a parent’s sanity to take a quick temperature. This is it.
Medicine Measure Spoon – so much easier to get kids to take medicine from these
Hot to Cold Animals – these are great to go in the freezer if you need it cold or microwave if you need a hot pack. Kids love them
Saline Nose Mist Spray – helps keep the nose moisturized and germs out of nose while getting better
Cough/Cold/Congestion Meds – not huge on giving meds, but I love the Zarbee’s line for natural products for when I do feel like I need to give something, especially because they have a baby products for ages 2+ that helps with mucous
Deluxe Healthcare & Grooming Set – Great for traveling since it has it’s own bag. Fits easily right into a diaper bag
These are the things that we always have on hand in our home to naturally combat cold and flu season. We absolutely love this all and they really helped us these past few days. Leave a comment below and let me know your favorite!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with Safety 1st. Products were received to facilitate writing, but thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links within this post.