When Sick Gets Real on Road Trips – Frugal Novice

When Sick Gets Real on Road Trips

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I’ll never forget a particular road trip we took to Fort Worth, Texas a little over six years ago. We drove in for the day to attend an event and planned to just drive back late that same night, so we decided we didn’t really need to bring much with us. J was almost 4, and C was a little over 2, so we didn’t even have to bring a huge diaper bag with us – we just brought a few diapers and a pack of wipes and thought we were good to go!

We made it through the day without incident, and decided to grab dinner before we hit the road. Brian was holding C as we waited to order, and then… sick got real. It got real all over C and ALL over Brian. The amazing employees told us they would handle clean up, but then we were left to figure out how to clean up Brian & C. We hadn’t brought any clothes, so we had to run to the store to buy replacement clothes, paper towels, a bucket, and some Children’s Advil® for his fever that seemed to pop up out of nowhere!

I won’t lie, that night was pretty rough (especially for Brian, who bore the brunt of the … sick – ew!). We’re so thankful we were near a Target and could run in for the supplies we needed, but we also learned how important it is to be prepared.

Whether it’s a day trip or a long cross-country trek we always travel with basic kids’ medicine. Children’s Advil®, Children’s Dimetapp®, Children’s Robitussin® are great to have on hand so that if sick gets real, you’re ready!

  • Children’s Advil® is a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11 to ease aches and pains & to bring down fevers. Children’s Advil® comes in several flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape (our kids’ favorite!) flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
  • Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief is awesome to have on hand for controlling and relieving symptoms all day and night. Available in grape or orange flavor, for children ages 4 and up. Please note, certain Children’s Robitussin® products are only suitable for children ages 6 and up.
  • Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free eases your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough. All in a great-tasting grape flavor that’s dye-free, for children ages 6 and up.

Before you go: Enter this great giveaway for your chance to get a $25 virtual VISA gift card and Children’s Advil®, Children’s Dimetapp®, Children’s Robitussin® so you can be prepared for when sick gets real in your house!

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    My favorite is the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box

  • shelly peterson July 22, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I like the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box idea.

  • HS July 22, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I love the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box hack.

  • Steve Weber July 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box hack.

  • Jessica To July 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I like the Sick Day Dose Tracker hack.

  • Adrienne Gordon July 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    The sick day dos tracker is my favorite.

  • David Hollingsworth July 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I love the Sick Kit, because if an emergency happens, you’ll have everything you need.

  • amy stonger July 22, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I’m a big fan of the Sick Kid Sip & Track hack. I’m always pushing fluids when my kids are sick.

  • Ephraim July 22, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    The Slip-Free Sick Socks are such a great idea!

  • Julie Wood July 22, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I love the Sneeze and Stow Tissue box hack for my kids!

  • Cheryl B July 22, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I like the sneeze and snore tissue box idea.

  • Amber July 22, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    My favorite sick hack is “Loads” of fun. I often forget to wash toys but that’s a great way to prevent germs rom spreading.

  • Jeanne Rousseau July 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Sick Day Dose Tracker, thank you for the chance to win.

  • Will G July 22, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    I like the Sick Kid Sip & Track.

  • Lisa Brown July 23, 2017 at 6:29 am

    The Slip-Free Sick Socks hack is a good idea.

  • Richard Hicks July 23, 2017 at 7:24 am

    One of my favorite hacks is the sick kit. So important as you never know when they will get sick

  • Ashley C July 23, 2017 at 7:37 am

    The sick day dose tracker is a brilliant idea! As a parent, you have so many things on your mind that its easy to worry about losing track of doses!

  • mami2jcn July 23, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I like the Sick Kid Sip & Track.

  • Dan Dykstra July 23, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Sick Kit. At the first sign of a cold or flu, reach for your Family Sick Kit instead of frantically searching for everything you need.

  • Rachel July 23, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I like the slip-free sick socks.

  • Kimmy Ripley July 23, 2017 at 8:56 am

    We take multivitamins and wash our hands a lot.

  • Ann Fantom July 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

    My favorite Sick Just Got Real hack is “Sick Day Dose Tracker”

  • Elena July 23, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I like the Sick Kid Sip & Track.

  • Bryan Vice July 23, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I like the sick dose tracker. Very handy to keep track of the last time you gave out the last dosage

  • Cynthia C July 23, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I like the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box idea.

  • Madonna July 23, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I like the idea of a sick kit. I hate having to find everything needed when one is sick.

  • Azeem Isaahaque July 23, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I like the idea of the sick kid Sip and track!

  • Lasonda July 23, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I like the Slip Free Sick Socks idea.

  • Kim Avery July 23, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    The Sneeze and Stow box is perfect for the whole family!

  • Lauren U July 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I like the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box. Been doing that for years!

  • Natalie July 23, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    My favorite sick hack is the Sick Kid Sip & Track. It is important to drink water when sick!

  • Debbi Wellenstein July 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I like the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box idea. Ingenious!

  • Lisa July 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I love the Sneeze and Stow tissue box idea.

  • Michele July 23, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway. The sneeze and stow tissue box is an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing.

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    The sneeze and stow tissue box.

  • Christina O July 23, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    The sneeze and stow tissue box.

  • Jessica Peeling July 23, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Sick kid sip and track!

  • Sarah L July 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I like the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box.
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  • Theresa Jenkins July 23, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I like the Slip-Free Sick Socks

  • Lori Walker July 23, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    My favorite is the washing the toys in the washing machine.

  • heather s July 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    The sneeze and stow tissue box is good

  • Edye July 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I like the sneeze and stow box! Such a cool idea!

  • Thomas Murphy July 23, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I like the Slip-Free Sick Socks

  • Cheryl July 23, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    My favorite Sick Hack is Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box.

  • Sheila K. July 23, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    I think having a “Sick Kit” handy is a great idea!

  • Donna L July 23, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I really like the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box.

  • Amber Hites July 24, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Slip Free Socks! My kiddo is never still – not even when he is sick. Thanks for having this giveaway!

  • Mary West July 24, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I like the sick day dose tracker! I’m always losing track of when I last gave medicine!

  • Sarah Hayes July 24, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    i like the sneeze and stow hack! thats a great idea

  • Denise B. July 24, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I like the “Loads of Fun” hack. I always wash toys that can be washed.

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