Winter Cold Remedies
As I type, my ears are plugged up and my throat is a touch raw. I’ve got a cup of hot water with honey and lemon by my side. A yucky virus has made it’s way through our house and we’ve all had it but thankfully we’re on the tail end of it. Since moms are usually the ones to soothe our sweet kiddos when they’re sick, our “Moms Check In” crew and I along with our sponsor – Boogie Wipes – are sharing some things that we do to help soothe our kiddos when they’re sick.
“I’m really thankful that we don’t get sick very often. In fact, Josh had his first fever since I can remember last month. I tried to make sure that he got plenty of fluids and plenty of rest. For everyone else in our house, it meant extra hand washing!”
– Amanda is the mom to Joshua and owns It’s a Fabulous Life. If you are looking for a one stop place for all things mom, It’s a Fabulous Life is it! Full of recipes, fashion, DIY projects, recipes and parenting articles it’s the place for all of Mom’s favorites to come together! Follow her on Twitter here!
“This time of year it seems like Eli stays sick. We actually just got over a round of virus yuckiness through our house. When he’s sick, I keep a cool-mist humidifier running in his room through the night. During the day, I also keep a diffuser running with essential oils in it. I let him sleep with me because he wakes up often in the night when he’s sick so that makes him feel better. I make sure he drinks lots of liquids and that I have Jello stocked in the fridge. I keep lip moisturizers on hand too because his little lips get so chapped when he’s sick and can’t breathe though his nose. I hate it when they’re sick. Booo.“
– Jenni is the mom of one and the author of Sweet Pennies From Heaven. A hearth and home website, Sweet Pennies From Heaven focuses on recipes, crafts and creating a comfortable home. Follow her on Twitter here!
“We’ve had a rough year with colds and sicknesses already. And it’s only early February! When the kids are sick I try to keep them hydrated and drinking plenty of fluids. The nighttime cough seems to be our biggest problem and the best tricks I have to help that are to elevate their heads (I give them an extra pillow or put one under the mattress when they were in cribs) and give them a spoonful of honey before bed. That seems to coat the throat and give some relief. Finally, we just pray for an early spring!“
“This time of year is so difficult — I feel like there are germs everywhere! We use a humidifier, drink lots of water, and take Vitamin C. I also make sure that we all wash our hands or use sanitizer a lot so we don’t spread anything. I also make sure we get lots of snuggles in — I’m positive that helps Sam feel better quickly!”
– Stephanie is the mom to Sam and the author of Spaceships and Laser Beams. If you ever need party ideas her site is the place to visit! Specializing in all things boy, it’s full of inspiration! Follow her on Twitter here!
Who are the moms of Moms Check In? We’re 4 moms who are also professional bloggers. We chat about a new topic each week. We talk about things from dirty diapers to date night, and everything in between. Moms love to talk to other moms and let’s face it…MOMS know everything!! If you happen to be a blogger also, and want to be a guest host one week, please fill out this form. We’d love to have you join us!
We’ve partnered with Boogie Wipes this week to talk about how we soothe our sick kiddos. They have some really fantastic products that help make our kids feel better when they’re sick including their Boogie Wipes which help keep their little noses from getting sore plus they’re perfect to help wipe up yucky “boogery” messes! They’ve also got a Boogie Mist to help thin out the yucky mucus. Both are available in fun scents that kids love!! Make sure to click on over to Boogie Wipes now for a coupon!! Oh, and stay tuned. We’ll be sharing an invitation to RSVP soon for a fun Boogie Wipes Twitter Party!!
Before you leave, let us know…
How do you soothe your sick kiddos?