I think all moms can agree there are few things worse than when our babies do not feel good. Recently my little girl woke up with that all too familiar look of red watery eyes and a pink nose. I knew in an instant my day had just turned into a sick day. To be completely honest, I was not prepared and we both had a bit of a tough day. With cold season upon us, sick days are bound to start happening, so I put together a Sick Day Survival Kit for the family. It’s perfect for getting the house “Winterized” so we’ll be prepared the next time one of the kids gets the cold or flu.
Sick Day Survival Kit
I am not sure what it is about fuzzy socks that just make us feel better, but pulling on a fresh pair of super soft socks to curl up on the couch in is a “must have” for any Sick Day Survival Kit. For our kit, I choose a couple pairs in my children’s favorite colors and cartoon characters to surprise them with and to lift their spirits.
Coloring Books and Crayons
While technology is great, I do not like the idea of my children spending an entire day staring at a screen. For my daughter, I picked up a couple coloring books , activity books, and a brand new box of crayons. For the kids who are older I picked up a few reader books.
I love a warm drink on a cold day when you do not feel your best. We have several flavors of tea to sip on with great flavor even my children love. To help sweeten the tea and soothe the throat, I purchased some local honey for the tea.
‘Tis the Season of Sniffles. I made sure to stock up on soft facial tissues for this season – and especially for our Sick Days. We’ve had times where we’ve gone through a box in just a day, so I want to have plenty on hand when we need them!
A Great Thermometer
Not all sickness includes a fever, but it is important to know when it does. Braun has long been known for great quality accurate reading thermometers, and two of their products have set the bar even higher. The Braun ThermoScan® 5 Ear thermometer and Braun No touch + forehead thermometer are perfect for our growing family. Gone are the days of trying to keep my child’s lips closed around a thermometer in his mouth when her nose is all stuffed up! With the The Braun No touch + forehead we are able to get a professionally accurate temperature reading with a gentle touch to her forehead or without any touch at all. The Braun No touch + forehead thermometer reads from up to two inches away!
I also got the The Braun ThermoScan® 5 Ear thermometer for our family. When we’re miserable with sore throats or stuffy noses, no one wants to sit and wait, holding a thermometer in their mouth. The ear canal is the best site to measure a fever because of its close proximity to the eardrum, which shares the blood supply of the brain’s temperature control center. It has a nice large easy to read screen and even shows the previous reading so I can see if my child’s temperature is going up or down. I decided to get both thermometers and add them to our Sick Day Survival Kit so I would know exactly where they are at all times.
While there is still “no cure for the common cold” there are some things we can do to make those inevitable sick days a little easier on our children – and on us. Head to your local Walgreens to put together your own Sick Day Survival Kit. While you are there be sure to use the Ibotta app and get $5 back on your purchase!
Sick Day Survival Kit Giveaway
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Braun Thermometers. The opinions and text are all mine.