This post is sponsored by Little Remedies. All opinions are my own.
My Ayva is a ball of energy. She doesn’t stop bouncing, jumping, running, or singing from the moment she wakes up to the time she goes to bed. After spending the day with her, my mother once said, “I know her mouth is happy when she finally goes to sleep!” I mean, this child just goes nonstop! The only thing that can slow her down is getting sick. When Ayva catches a cold or the flu, this active little girl is like a different child. There’s no laughter, no skipping, just my sweet baby lying in bed quietly, and me giving her Little Remedies® medicine until she gets better. That’s why I’m proactive about teaching her the following habits that will help to keep her healthy even during cold and flu season:
Wash your hands frequently.
Most children are taught that they should wash their hands after they use the bathroom and before they eat. During cold and flu season (well, really, during any season!), washing hands frequently can help to keep sickness at bay. I have Ayva wash her hands anytime we come in from outside, before bed, after school, and any other time I can think of! Her school is a great partner with helping to enforce handwashing and has the children wash or use sanitizer whenever they come inside the classroom and before snacks. You definitely want to supervise your child when they’re washing their hands to make sure they are being thorough with it.
Wear appropriate clothing.
You don’t have to keep your little one inside when the temperature starts to drop to prevent them from catching a cold. If you make sure they’re appropriately dressed, you shouldn’t have a problem at all! I know that a lot of children are very particular about what they wear (very particular!), and many little kids don’t like to wear jackets and hats. Well, Mama, I hate to break it to you, but finding a solution and making sure they keep their cold weather gear on is part of your job! You might have to be creative to get them to wear it, but it can be done. Find hats and coats with their favorite characters on them, and instead of hat, maybe they can wear earmuffs. Add thick socks to keep their feet warm, insulated gloves, a scarf, and your snow bunny will be prepared to face the elements without getting sick.
Increase your fruits and vegetables.
During the summer months, many folks relax a bit when it comes to food. During cold and flu season, though, you want to make sure your little one is getting plenty of leafy greens and citrus fruits for the Vitamin C benefit. Now is a great time to test out some of those smoothie recipes that you’ve been hoarding on Pinterest. Daily citrus green smoothies are an easy and delicious way that you can increase the fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet, and improve their body’s chance of warding off the cold and flu.
There’s a great chance that you can prevent illness if you follow just those 3 simple tips. As we all know, however, sometimes a cold or the flu can sneak up on you and catch you even if you’ve done everything you can to keep your child healthy. Our family is always prepared, just in case, with a stash of Little Remedies® For Fevers™ Infant Fever/Pain Reliever. One of the only brand named fever reducers on the market, Little Remedies has no saccharin, alcohol, artificial flavors, or artificial coloring or dyes. This Little Remedies® product uses the AccuSafe® system designed to ensure safe and accurate dosing and minimize the risk of accidental ingestion with acetaminophen products.
Tell me some other ways you keep your little ones healthy during cold and flu season! Also, print out this fun printable I made and hang it in your bathroom to remind your kiddos to wash their hands!