Wednesday, March 30, 2016

When Sick Happens Make Them More Comfortable (Tips & Giveaway) #SickJustGotReal™

There isn’t anything much worse than being sick, except your little one being sick. And let’s face it, it’s that time of year when it’s snowing one day and 70 degree the next. Sickness is bound to happen and if my social media feed are any indication, is happening.

I find my kids often get hit harder with illness than myself or husband. Why? I can only assume their immune systems aren’t as mature, they spend more time in communicable space and love to share the one thing nobody wants shared… Germs!  

Most of you know we’ve just made a big move, and coming from the warm 80 degree weather of the south to the snowy 30 degree temperatures of Minnesota, I was fully prepared for some form of illness to hit our household. Unfortunately, my prediction was quite accurate.



Within our first week of arrival the littlest of my bunch was taken by a very runny nose and a cough that left it extremely hard for him to rest. It was time for a little extra TLC and some tricks I’ve picked up along the way for making my kids more comfortable when sick happens.



Try a humidifier
Cool mist humidifiers actually help to ease congestion and keep the nasal passageways moist. 

Plenty of Fluids
Fluids, even in the form of chicken soup, help thin mucus and ease the discomfort of sore throats. There is something to that warm tea and honey my own mother always made me. 

Plenty of Rest
Depending on their symptoms in may not be easy for a child to rest in the traditional sense, but they should be relaxing, and should be kept home from school until they’re feeling better.

Soothe the symptoms
When something a bit stronger is called for I turn to Pfizer Pediatrics. If sick just got real™ for your family, there are solutions to help tackle even the ickiest of symptoms, like Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, and/or Children’s Dimetapp®.


“The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.”
  • Infants’ and Children’s Advil® provide unsurpassed fever and pain relief(1) , and contain ibuprofen, the medicine pediatricians use most for their own kids’ fevers(2) (for ages 6 months -11 years)
  • Children’s Robitussin® provides soothing action and cough control with some formulations lasting up to 8 hours (for ages 6-12 years)
  • Children’s Dimetapp® provides great-tasting cold-fighting power and is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for children's cough & cold symptoms(3) (for ages 6+)
Sick gets real fast, and sometimes I need a helping hand. With my daughter’s must recent bout of the Ew’s, Children’s Robitussin®, available at Target, was our go-to for some relief during the day and some much needed rest at night. 


Formulated just for kids, Children's Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough) non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.

Please remember to read your medication cartons, use as directed, and check with doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure. Cold medications are not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

Get more tips and learn more about Pfizer Pediatrics check out the Sick just got real™ website with an up-to-date sick tracker.

Find Pfizer Pediatric products and more online or in-store at your local Target.

Win It: One lucky reader has a chance to win a “sick just got real
” prize pack including:

  • A product bundle including Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, Children’s Dimetapp®
  • A $50 Target gift card to purchase additional Pfizer Pediatric products at Target to get your family through cough, cold, and flu season.


53 comments:

Kari Crum said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think just helping them to rest comfortably, get plenty of fluids, and lots of TLC are a good way to soothe them when they're sick.

Lisa Brown said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chicken soup, hot tea, lots of rest.

Stephanie Phelps said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I try to make sure and have things for them like pop cycles and games that we can play while they are sick!

Jessica To said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I try to make sure my son drinks a lot and gets a lot of rest.

steve weber said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chicken Soup, Netflix, lots of fluids and of course Robitussin

Thomas Murphy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Have soup, tea, and sleep.

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imbigwillie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sleeping and eating soup.

Em Mahr said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My best tip is to let them rest. I also keep them full of fluids like water, soup, jello, etc.

Natalie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My best tip is to make sure your child gets plenty of sleep when sick. That is the time that the body heals!

Barbara Montag said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of chicken noodle soup and fluids.
thank you

Candice said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Drink a ton of fluids, and load up on vitamins.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of fluids and lots of snuggles, especially for the babies.

Kelly Tupick said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I best tips are to get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids.

Maribel said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots os rest and warm drinks

GabbyLowe said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Giving them a nice lukewarm bath (Laura DeLuca)

Mami2jcn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chicken noodle soup and lots of rest.

sohamolina said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chicken noodle soup

kellyr78 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My tip is to use steam to clear the sinuses.

Gina M WildOrchid said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love making homemade chicken soup. There is something about it that is so soothing.

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Kelly Skibbe said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like to make them as comfy as possible and then I lysol the whole house to prevent others from getting it.

hedgerhousehold said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Laying down, staying covered and staying hydrated

Ken Ohl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

heating pad, hot bath lots of liquids. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Kim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of sleep and cool compresses on the neck and forehead.

stefanie gladden said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

rest is my number one tip always!

Jessica B. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of rest, cuddles, water, and using the humidifier helps our kids.

Heather B said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of fluids, resting and cuddling.

VickeC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I sit on the couch with them in my lap

Lauren said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I read to them when they are sick.

Keri said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of rest and sleep and cuddles go a long way. Also staying hydrated.

Marianne S said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I make soup with lots of pepper.

Michele P. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of rest, some ginger ale, saltines and sleep!

Dawn Monroe said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like to give my grandkids warm tea, blanket and lots of love.

latanya t said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

medicine, cuddles, and love

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of love, juice, soup, hugs and cartoons for the kids!

Jennifer Rogers said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Humidifier with essential oils to open up airways for easier breathing!
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Kristin Goodson
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Make sure they get plenty of rest and are comfortable wherever they are. I usually run a humidifier to make it easier to breathe. Sometimes I add essential oils and I run them a nice, warm bath.

Jessica said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My best tip is to get a humidifier to make breathing easier.

Ashley Kolpak said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

chicken soup, hot tea, lots of water

Haydensmommy05 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My best tip is to take toys into a bathroom and turn the water on hot and let the steam fill the room and help ease baby! Trisha Burgess

Melanie Montgomery said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Snuggles, my 6 month old just wants mommy close when she is ill

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My best tip for soothing a sick child is lots of fluids, a comforting blanket and lots of love

arress said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My best tip is to encourage lots of fluids and rest,along with a great movie.

Birdie Bee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Warm apple cider, chicken broth, a fuzzy blanket, a good movie and a humidifier are ways I help soothe the sick child.

Michelle said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like to tuck my kids into bed with their favorite shows on TV and a cozy quilt.

maryjaco1 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I make sure to have ginger ale and oyster crackers on hand.

Amanda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of hugs and kisses, water and rest!

Daisy Bryce said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I try to use "Mommy Magic" where I pretend to pull pixie dust out of my pocket and blow it on my little one. Sometimes it distracts and makes him giggle. Sometimes I will give him lots of kisses and say that he needs mommy kisses until he giggles. It really depends on how sick he is, but definitely Children's medicine for temperatures and colds.

Terri Irvin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve dealing with sick children. Mother of six and grandmother of seven. First if your child is really sick..keep calm. Keep up with your child's health records and give them their yearly immunizations. Teach them to wash their hands with soap at a young age.If they have a high fever, keep them home in bed and lots of liquids. Finally teach children to not touch their face...that's a hard one.

Bridgett wilbur said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chicken soup, a nice blanket and lots of snuggling.

Kristen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've had good luck with zinc lozenges.

Kristen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've had good luck with zinc lozenges.

SB said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Soup, tea, and plenty of water

Wendi Watson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

lots of fluids ginger ale, and rest !!!

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