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Back when the kids got ready for back to school I decided to be a little proactive and create fun “Get Well” boxes so once the cold and flu season rolled around we could just spend all our time getting well instead of running around looking for all the things we need to get well.
When my oldest headed off to College for the fall I took a plastic shoe box and filled it with lots of things that I think would come in handy once he is out of the house and too far away from me to get to him within a few hours. You know that call…. That “MOM, I’m sick… HELP!” call. Unfortunately we are a few hours away from my college kid, to get him off to a better start and on the well track quickly I thought these boxes would be a good thing.
I picked up all of my items at Walmart and I included the following items in my box:
Chicken Noodle Soup, who wants to cook when you aren’t feeling well and I was always told that soup would work wonders.
Tissues, lots of tissues
Water and clear soda. That’s a given but again, Teenagers who will have that sitting around when the cold or flu season knocks at your door?
Robitussin® DM Max Strength, and Robitussin® DM Max Nighttime to treat the symptoms right away (use as directed), if you have little kids you could also add Children’s Robitussin® to your box.
Applesauce & Crackers. Comfort food and something that will last for some time inside the box.
My DIY Cold Bath Salt, to make your achy and sore muscles relax and feel better, the essential oils will also help you breath easier.
There you have a few of the ideas that I include in my “Get Well” boxes each and every year when the kids head back to school. The college kids take them to their dorm rooms and for the little ones I keep them neat in my pantry, tucked away till they are needed.
Trust me, these “Get Well” boxes will come in handy and have been a God send the last few years. Especially since everything you need to get-well is included. I don’t know about you, but when I get a cold and don’t feel well, the last thing I want to do is run to the store to get food and medication. So, get it all done while you are well and be prepared when you are down.
This year I send all the kids off to Back to School shopping and not only did I send them with a list for their back to school supplies, I also had a list of the things they need incase they get sick. It was a one stop shop and now we don’t have to worry about it anymore. Everything inside our boxes will last for some time. Think of it like sickness preparedness, just like you prepare for Hurricane Season. Be prepared and its half the battle.
Check out how easy it was to make the DIY Bath salt. Growing up in Germany my mom always put us in the bath tub at the first sign of a sniffle. She always added bath salts or some kind of essential oils and to this day I loved the steamy bathroom and the smell of the essential oils. Now that I’m grown, I do the same for my kids. However, I make my own Bath Salt and we love it. The kids can even put it in a hot shower if they don’t have a bathtub nearby.
Fill up your bathtub with hot water the next time you feel a cold coming on, add a cup (or two) of my Bath salt and relax. Breath in…. Breath out …. Ahhhhh… Can you feel it?
Now you know how easy it is to be prepared for Cold & Flu season and how to tackle it once you do get the cough and the cold. Thanks to Robitussin® you can clear cough from your schedule (use as directed) because “It’s never just a cough™” (use as directed). Now you can say “Your cough doesn’t stand a chance” (use as directed), and move on with your day.
Another great tip, print a few of my Printables so you can include them in your “Get Well” boxes. We also keep them on the fridge for when we are down with a cold and need to call the Doctor or Pharmacy. No one has time to look for numbers when all you want to do is sleep.
Hopefully you will have a quiet and uneventful Cold & Flu season but if you do catch the bug, rest assured Robitussin® and my DIY Bath Salt will get you back to your busy schedule in no time.
How do you tackle cold and flu season in your home? Do you prepare ahead or are you one that scrambles once you get sick? Would love to hear your tips, leave me a comment below.