When Sick Gets Real – Frugal Novice

When Sick Gets Real

As a parent, there’s not much worse than looking at your child feeling miserable.

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We’ve been really thankful that our kids rarely get sick – but when they do, we want to do anything we can to help them feel better. When we feel like Sick Just Got Real™, we head to Target and stock up on medicine, like:

  • 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+)

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If the kids are battling a cold, we let them sleep in our room; we make a comfy bed on the floor with plenty of pillows to prop them up; I run a humidifier in our room and also have the kids spend time in steam by running the shower hot. I also set alarms on my phone to get up periodically through the night and check temperature.

What do you do to make your kids more comfortable when they’re sick?  Well, you can start by having Pfizer products on hand! I’m giving away a Pfizer prize pack, and it’s super easy to enter for a chance to win!
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1 Among OTC pain relievers.

2 Based on a survey of doctors.

3 Source: 2015-16 Pharmacy Times and U.S. News & World Report.

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  • Em Mahr April 20, 2016 at 7:18 am

    I’d love to try the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box hack – I hate picking up used tissues from the tables, floor, etc.!

  • Rebecca b April 20, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Using a dry erase board to help track doses is huge. It’s so hard when everyone is losing sleep and there’s more than one sick.l

  • Will G April 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I want to try Slip-Free Sick Socks.

  • Cheryl B April 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I would like to try the sick day dose tracker.

  • Suzanne K April 26, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I want to try the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box

  • nickie April 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I’d like to try the sick day dose tracker.

  • Jessica April 27, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I like the Sip & Track hack.

  • McKim April 27, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I like the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box.

  • Jessica To April 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I want to try the Sneeze and Stow Tissue Box so we don’t have gross tissues laying around.