One of our biggest winter jobs is trying to prevent our kids from catching colds—or helping them feel better if they do get sick. Here are some great tips from parents like you who are out there fighting the good fight every day! Feel free to share the images below (right click to download) on your social channels, like Facebook and Pinterest.
To help prevent colds
Get plenty of sleep, stay active, and eat healthy food. - Savanna
Teach them to sneeze in the crook of their elbow, not their hands. - Eileen
Wash hands with warm, soapy water, several times a day. - Lisa
Keep toys out of kids' mouths and no sharing of food or drinks. - Rebecca
To comfort sick kids
Cinnamon toast with ginger ale. That's what my mother-in-law always gave my husband, so the kids like that.
Popsicles and liquid are my go-to for feeling better. - Jessica
Spoonfuls of honey and a good humidifier! - Kerri
Clean sheets, a fluffy pillow, and their favorite books! - Kerry
Make a comfy spot with lots of blankets on the couch and put on some fun cartoons. - Tabitha
Our friends at Hyland’s sponsored this content. Their recommendation is for families to be prepared: Stock up on remedies, like their Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ʼn Cough. Here’s what one of their customers had to say: “I tried the Cold ʼn Cough once because it was all the store had and I haven't gone back to the other more popular brands. I found Hyland's worked better and my kids didn't complain about the taste.” - Danielle