How I Stay One Step Ahead When Sick Gets Real Divine Lifestyle

How I Stay One Step Ahead When Sick Gets Real

How I Stay One Step Ahead When Sick Gets Real

How I Stay One Step Ahead When Sick Gets Real

We love entertaining in this house. My kids love it as well. It seems that every weekend there is always a friend staying the night or we are having a family movie party. We love having people in our home and we are always inviting friends to come visit. Several times per year we have a house full of guests and are bursting at the seams. I wouldn't have it any other way. This is how I stay one step ahead when sick gets real.

Now that the leaves are changing colors, relatives are calling with travel plans, which means we get to host some family and friends as they pass through Atlanta on their way to other exciting destinations. Almost all of our friends have kids, and since my kids seem to get sick when traveling, I take preparations to keep everyone in the house well. Since that doesn't always happen, I overcome those sickness obstacles by providing my guests with a fully-stocked welcome basket with some of our favorite and most-used products in our household.

We also make certain that everyone in the house has:

  • clean sheets to sleep on
  • freshly laundered towels
  • anti-bacterial wipes
  • hand sanitizer (available in the bathrooms and kitchen)
  • reusable water bottles with each person's name on it.

These are just a few precautions that we take to ensure that everyone has a good time and so that we avoid any sickness.

Most Used Products when Sick Gets Real in Our Household

Children’s Advil® Grape – Reduces a child’s fever fast, while also relieving aches and pains.

Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack features all the cough-stopping power of Robitussin® DM that has been formulated for kids. The 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.

Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Allergy has congestion-fighting power to relieve stuffy and runny noses, while providing relief for itchy and watery eyes, all in a great tasting grape flavor.

Pfizer Advil Robitussin Dimetapp How I Stay One Step Ahead When Sick Gets Real

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For me, always being prepared is important. I promised myself that when I became a mother, I would keep things on hand rather than running out to the store once we are sick. It is such a relief to know that when I am prepared, these are solutions to relieve the fevers, coughs, and colds. They help keep your kids being kids. Just like in our home.

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This How I Stay One Step Ahead When Sick Gets Real post is sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

All opinions are my own.


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  1. I always make sure we have antibacterial wipes in the house, especially when cold and flu season is coming on. I also make sure we ALL up our vitamin C, and my kids will tell you I’m the hand washing gestapo. LOL

  2. Pam

    We used to swear by children’s robitussin. My kids seemed to catch every little cold that came around.

  3. This is the time of year I start the natural supplements like extra vitamin c and d along with ginseng and echinancea. They make a great immune booster which really helps during cold and flu season.

  4. Jo

    These are really great tips to stay ahead of the sickness. And it is the season for the sickness to start spreading!

  5. I make sure we have a well stocked medicine cabinet, and (try!) keep things clean and tidy.

  6. This is that time of the year. Hope that we dont come down with colds very much.

  7. Mary Cloud

    I encourage them to use a lot of hand sanitizer and wash often

  8. I try to stay one step ahead for times when “sick gets real” but I am not always as prepared as I’d like. Those are some good items to keep in stock, for sure!

  9. Carly Williams

    We eat healthy and wash our hands often!

  10. It’s definitely good to prepare for the worst during the school year. I like stocking up on these things too.

  11. HS

    I teach them to always wash hands and use hand sanitizer .

  12. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is a great prize pack. I always stock up on anti-bacterial wipes for Cold and flu season.

  13. These are all really great tips. At our house we all have reusable water bottles and they come in handy when the kids are sick.

  14. I always have supplements and medicines for allergy and colds. And we always make sure we wash our hands often. I love all your tips here!

  15. I totally get you, prevention will always be better than cure. Teaching the kids to practice good hygiene keeps them away from the germs and nasty viruses. Aside from that, providing a clean environment for them helps a lot as well. We usually have these products at home too, in case one of the kids get sick.

  16. Jeanine

    My house is half sick right now so I’m trying to stay on top of it all and make sure everyone gets well, and those of us not sick stay not sick!We always have advil on hand too for the kiddos and adults!

  17. aziel morte

    This is so important post, I will keep this in my mind. Glad you share this

  18. Taylor Closet

    We always use raw honey.

  19. Mixed Reviews

    I am always trying to stay one step ahead of anyone getting sick in my household but it’s a full time job. I always keep wipes and hand sanitizer around the house. I try to make sure everyone washes their hands. Those brands listed are definitely trusted in my home.

  20. Brianne

    These are awesome tips as I sit here right now with a cold I know I caught from BTS. Everyone in our home is equipped with antibacterial on their school bags. 

  21. This time of year is rough on my kids. I try to keep my house stocked with supplies and medication, just in case.

  22. I also like to be prepared for when sick happens. having the right meds on hand is always a plus and I usually have home made soup in the freezer

  23. Nicole Escat

    Wow, nice tips of yours. I am really worried when my son gets sick even if I am prepared for it.

  24. Mellissa Williams

    Staying ahead of the sickness is so important. If you even feel that it could be coming on, taking care of yourself in advance is so crucial.

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