How to Be Prepared During the Cold/Flu Season

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Back when the school year started in September, I thought I was prepared as far as everything goes for the new school year. I stocked up on back to school essentials including backpacks, school supplies, lunchboxes, and new clothes for my girls. I was proud of myself for getting everything done in a timely manner and the girls were all set for the school year. Well, I thought I was prepared. Little did I know that in a few short weeks of being back to school, my kids would get sick. All. Of. Them. This includes my 16 month old toddler. It started with my oldest daughter. She was sick for a few days and stayed home from school until she was fever free. Then, my middle child got sick shortly after and she stayed home until she was fever free. And, of course my toddler got sick after the girls were well and back to school.

As any mom knows, when a child gets sick, it can throw off the routines easily. I spent a lot of time cleaning up after sick kids and washing sheets for two weeks straight. It was a tough time because my husband was on a work trip and I had to do my best to hold down the fort until he returned. We have a running joke that every time he leaves, the kids get sick! Even though I went through a tough time with my kids getting sick, I was thankful for one thing – FeverAll®. My toddler doesn’t do well taking medicine orally. He usually spits it up, so when he came down with a fever, I knew that I would struggle with trying to give him fever medicine by mouth. Thankfully, FeverAll did the trick and I didn’t have to worry about him refusing his medicine.

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With the cold/flu season here, I encourage you to be prepared with acetaminophen in both liquid and suppository forms. In the event that your child is unable to swallow oral medication, an acetaminophen suppository is a safe alternative to the liquid form and always provides an accurate dose with no mess. Contact your pediatrician with any questions about your child’s fever, particularly if your child is younger that six months of age.

My Top 3 Tips for Being Prepared for Cold/Flu Season:

1. Keep a thermometer in the medicine cabinet to check your child’s temperature.
2. Be prepared with acetaminophen in both liquid and suppository forms for ages 6 months to 2 years.
3. If you are giving your child a suppository, give them something to hold like a stuffed animal or a new toy to keep them distracted and entertained. My husband and I both help administer the suppository. One of us usually holds the legs while the other inserts the suppository.

I hope these tips will come in handy this cold/flu season! Be prepared with FeverAll! Look for FeverAll in your local Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart stores.

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