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Flu Season Must Haves

For just about everyone it’s that season again.  You know the one where all the kids are sniffling, sneezing, coughing etc.  For us its a constant occurrence.  Dare I say it we have yet to kick the thumb sucking habit.  I know, what can I say we are 4 and can’t kick it!  I mean really it’s not like I can just cut her thumb off.  So instead I chase her with hand sanitizer, and sometimes I get her and sometimes I don’t.  Luckily for me and you we have the Flu Season Must haves in the form of a variety of Vicks products.

The new Vicks SmartTemp Thermometer keeps track of the entire families temperatures, symptoms, and has medicine reminder settings, via Bluetooth technology and a smart phone.  Take a look.

Relief from nasal and chest congestion,  with both cool and warm mist humidifiers.  Still unsure what the difference is between the two?  We have you covered, (because I didn’t know either)!

Of course humidifiers are great to relieve the discomfort of the typical cold and flu symptoms however our littles will obviously need a little something extra.

Extra in the form of Vicks Vapor Rub, Children’s Nyquil, and Puffs Plus Lotion.

Vicks Vapor Rub, hands down reminds me of my childhood winters.  I was one of those kids who just loved the smell of the medicated vapors, and would insist for my grandma who would rub it on my throat and chest to relieve my cough and it always worked.  What I eventually also found out is it also works on sore muscles and joints! SAY what?! Oh yeah I love a 2 for 1.  You know you do too.

Children’s Nyquil is amazing because despite the runny nose, stuffy head, coughing, icky feeling that would usually keep the littles and ME up all night we rest.  Need I say more?

Now that you have slept for a full 7 hours (Not since I had kids) make the right choice and reach for the Puffs Plus Lotion, because you don’t need a child with irritated skin along with flu symptoms.

To learn more about the amazing products Vicks offers for the entire family visit their website.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Ourfamilyworld
    at 11:09 pm

    This is a great list. I grew up with Vick’s and now I’m also using it for my kids.

  • Reply
    Patrice Foster
    at 1:08 am

    Love your list and Vick’s Vapor Rub is regular used in my house for years.

  • Reply
    Jacqui Odell
    at 6:11 pm

    I hate flu season, and this just reminds me that it’s coming upon us. I need to get a few of these items.

  • Reply
    Shannon
    at 6:36 pm

    I always forget Vick’s vapor rub for myself. I will remember this season because of you! I don’t get through a cold without Nyquil. If I don’t sleep, I don’t get better.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    at 7:28 pm

    I have known Vicks for as long as I have been alive. It helped relieve congestion and aches and pains. My mom used to put some of it on the soles of my feet, and then covered by feet with socks before I went to bed. It really helped me feel better when I had cough and colds.

    • Reply
      GCilenti
      at 9:26 pm

      I have heard that some people have done that, I will have to give it a try next time one of my littles are sick. Thank you:)

  • Reply
    victoria
    at 1:51 am

    Such a great post and great list my mom was using Vick’s for me and now i am using vick’s for my kids.

  • Reply
    rika
    at 2:28 am

    I am ready for fall but not this Flu Season. My kids got sick 2 weeks ago and my daughter had stomach flu like yesterday

  • Reply
    Elizabeth O.
    at 4:44 am

    That’s a really cool thermometer! I love that it also has an app that you can use.

    • Reply
      GCilenti
      at 9:25 pm

      Right! Giving us sleepless moms the abilitity to actual track and remember what our child’s temperature was wehn we were half asleep!

  • Reply
    MsCrookedHalo
    at 3:58 pm

    Vick’s was a staple in our house growing up and I head to the store for it whenever I get sick.

  • Reply
    Maria
    at 4:55 pm

    Oh I’m not looking forward to cold and flu season again! But it’s good to be prepared and have arsenal ready! –

  • Reply
    Katie Reed
    at 12:10 am

    Vicks Vapor Rub also reminds me of my childhood. I then used it on my kids when they were little and I am sure they will use it for their kids. They have also come out with some excellent products over the years.

  • Reply
    Rosey
    at 12:24 pm

    I would really like to try the Vicks thermometer. And yep, you do need a good one it’s flu season.

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