This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and 20th Century Fox. All thoughts and reviews are my own.
How I Help my Kids Survive Sick Days and Keep my Sanity
It’s 8pm on a school night you send your kids off to bed and then you hear that cough. At this point you know what that cough means, a day or two home from school and some medicine. Sick just got real.™
However in our house we don’t stop there so I’m going to share with you how my kids survive sick days with my sanity intact.
We put a lot of work into our DVD player when it comes to a kid being sick. First they watch a classic favorite movie series, adding Ice Age Collision Course to the list has made watching their favorite characters like Sid, Manny, and Diego even more fun.
This movie didn’t disappoint with the laughs and smiles. The gang is on a mission to stop Scrat from bringing the apocalypse to them. Even though the kids weren’t feeling their best it was great to bring some happiness to their face.
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Reducing the symptoms
Kyler always has a problem with the aches and pains that come with having a cold. To help ease those symptoms we use Children’s Advil®, which is perfect for ages 2-11 so his brother is able to use it as well.
Keeping the amount of medicines low that we have in the cabinet is a goal that we have. Using a medicine that can cover both ages and help ease aches and fever is easy to do with this in just one bottle.
New blankets and a stuffed animal
I believe in the power of cuddle and comfort during sickness. That’s why we like to treat the kids to a new cuddle blanket and a stuffed animal of their choice.