Disclosure: The Children’s Advil® product and information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. I was provided with some Children's Advil products and fun stuff for my sick kids. However, all opinions and photos are my own and I really do think that it sucks when my kids are sick.
If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, every time my kids get sick you will find a photo of my sick kids accompanied by the hashtag #SickKidsSuck. I knew that when my girls started school last year they would be sick more often, and I was right. This last year they were sick almost every month. Perfect attendance went out the window the second week of school. I know it's inevitable. I can give my girls vitamins, with hopes to boost their immune system and sanitize their hands here and there, but I could never prevent all germs from being spread. Impossible.
When my little's start to feel sick, it never fails that they will end up in my bed. Luckily our California King bed easily fits our family of four and an additional special stuffed animal when need be. We spend all day in my bed. I bring meals in there, we watch movie after movie, take naps and do some easy activities too. I feel like it helps them to feel better when they're not in their room surrounded by all of their toys and mess. Instead we bring some small activities to my bed, like a coloring book with some crayons, a puzzle, or something like a toy doctor kit to get their minds off of their sickies.
Our bed sits right in front of a window so when they have a fever, that window helps to keep them cool. Unfortunately, cool air and a wet towel on the head can't lower a fever all on it's own. We always have to run out to the store to get a fever reducer. We use Children’s Advil®, which contains ibuprofen, provides up to 8-hours of relief and comes in great flavors.
Children’s Advil® is intended for use in children ages 2 to 11 years, they also have a Jr. Strength Advil intended for use in Children 6 to 11 years. One of the things we always look for when choosing a fever reducer are which flavors they have available. Every Dr. Mom knows that battling with a sick kid to take their medicine can only be helped by a yummy flavor. Children’s Advil® is available in great tasting Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. It is also available in convenient Grape Chewables and an easy-to-swallow small tablet.
I know a lot of us now turn to technology when the kiddos are sick. It is easy to turn on a movie, let them play video games, or play games on the iPad. Well over on the Children’s Advil® Facebook page they have the Feel Better Activity Center which offers activities to make a sick day a better day. Check it out, it's pretty cool. They have some great ideas on how to entertain sick kids, which as we all know can sometimes be difficult.
So what do you do when your kids get sick? Do you have a routine that you follow? A special blanket that you bring out only when they are sick? Let me know your tips and tricks in the comments below.