PICTURE THIS: The sun is up, you wake up refreshed, and you even packed your work lunch last night. Your morning is on point. You head to wake up your little one and suddenly, you suspect they’ve got a fever. When your child gets sick (as they do!), it’ll be A LOT easier if you’re already prepared. There will be plenty of schedules to juggle, meetings to move and favors to be filled; there’s no need to add to the chaos of a sick day.
Here’s where Vicks can help you be ready for the 6-10 colds your child is likely to get this year. We’ve put together this handy “Sick Kid Checklist” so you can get those ‘off the rails’ mornings back on track, fast.
A RELIABLE DIGITAL THERMOMETER
Having a warm or cool mist humidifier going is an easy, natural way to help alleviate your little one’s cough, cold, and flu symptoms. A Vicks Humidifier or warm steam Vaporizer can even shorten the life span of the flu virus on surfaces when humidity is at an ideal level of 40%-60% (easy to keep tabs on with a Humidity Monitor).
FAVORITE “SICK” FOODS
Whether it’s a frozen batch of grandma’s chicken soup, canned broth, or graham crackers, having easy-on-the-belly foods in the house at all times will save you a last-minute trip to the store.
It’s common knowledge that staying hydrated is key for fighting colds and flu. And there are a lot of ways to do it. Frozen popsicles, natural juices, and ginger ale are kid favorites that are easy to store. Drinks that replenish electrolytes and those that bring soothing warmth like hot tea or hot chocolate are other kitchen cupboard musts.
SOOTHING SCENTS AND MEDICATED AIR
For a calming, nostalgic scent, add VapoPads to any Vicks Humidifier or Vaporizer. You can stock up on the menthol or lavender scents. To add extra relief from coughs, add medicated Vicks VapoSteam to warm-humidity units.
Trying your best to prevent a sore nose is always a great idea.