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Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

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Thank you Momeez Choice for sponsoring this post.

One thing I dread the most is cold and flu season. I’m constantly walking behind the kids wiping everything down that they touch to prevent the cooties from coming around. No one wants to get sick during the cold and flu season and if there is anything we can prevent we do it especially for our kids. But if the kids do get sick, I always make sure to have Lolleez organic throat soothing pops for kids on hand because as a mom we never want to see our kids suffer through sickness.

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I love that this mom of four, Melissa Evans, came up with the idea of Momeez Choice, makers of Lolleez Organic Throat Soothing Pops for Kids because she couldn’t find anything that she felt comfortable giving her kids without worrying! Lolleez  organic throat soothing lollipops for kids are made flat versus a round ball making parents worry less and come in three delicious kid (and adult) friendly flavors — Watermelon, Strawberry and Orange Mango! 

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I like that they are non-GMO as well as gluten, dairy and nut free and made from USDA Certified Organic ingredients and ingredients you can pronounce and understand, like organic honey and natural fruit pectin so even kids with allergies can also use!  Where can you find Lolleez? They are available at CVS, Target, Walgreens, Kroger and on Amazon and also a new flavor — Mixed Berry with Elderberry — available exclusively at Walgreens.

 

If you want to help prevent the sickness from spreading to your kids this cold and flu season, I’m sharing 8 tips to help keep everyone healthy this time of year!

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Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Get Enough Sleep
The more rested the kids are, the better. Kids need an average of 9-14 hours of sleep each night depending on their age. Try to get them to bed early so they get enough sleep to prevent them from getting sick.

Load Up On Vitamin C
Add in some Vitamin C during cold and flu season to help boost their immune system. Kids can get Vitamin C from vitamins over the counter (I find that the gummies are easier for kids to take), or select fruits and vegetables such as oranges, broccoli, strawberries, red bell pepper and more. Kids should only get the recommended dose of Vitamin C depending on their age. 

Stay Hydrated
Keeping kids hydrated is important to help fight viruses. Water is a good way to do that and even Gatorade to keep their electrolytes up. Try to get them to drink several glasses of water a day if possible. If they are not fans of drinking straight water a bit of flavor to it with the water enhancing drops found in the grocery store.

Don’t Stress
When kids don’t put a lot of stress on their body, it can help prevent sickness. Make sure they have plenty of time to relax when needed after play, homework, school etc.

Get Vaccinated
While everyone may not agree on this one, that is totally okay as I’m not saying you should but is suggested. Getting kids vaccinated works well for some and others not. If this is your choice make sure to get the kids vaccinated early enough such as beginning of October so there is plenty of time for the medicine to get distributed throughout the body to keep them healthy.

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Stay Indoors
If you can avoid going out during cold and flu season try to do so or do it as little as possible. I know you may feel cooped up being in the house all the time but avoiding anyone with germs will help prevent getting sick. Think of ways to keep kids busy indoors with some fun activities, games, building forts, etc.

Keep Cups to Themselves
While kids may want to share their drinks and such with others, teach them that it is okay to share but only certain things and cups are not one of them. This will prevent germs from spreading to one another even if one is not sick.

Wash Hands Often
Make sure kids wash hands as often as possible cause everything they touch has germs on it. Make it a fun game out of washing their hands such as seeing who can make the most bubbles by squishing their hands together or even singing a song during hand washing. If you are not around a place where you can wash them, make sure to use hand sanitizer on them. I like to carry about those pocket size wipes just in case.

Clean, Clean, Clean
Make sure to clean your house often especially during the cold and flu season. I’m not talking just your average weekly cleaning, I’m talking wiping down door handles, toys, remotes, and anything that anybody touches. Disinfect those germs as much as you can even washing the comforters, sheets and pillows more often. This will be a huge plus into getting those germs to go bye-bye!

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