6 Ways to Comfort Kids When a Cold Strikes

It’s unavoidable. When the fluctuating weather hits, the kids get sick. I try to give their immunity a boost and we have been fortunate to have staved off many cold and flu attacks but when one of my kids goes down it’s hard on everyone.When the enviable strikes the best solution a mom can offer is love. Here are 5 easy ways:

Keep Them Hydrated. It’s hard getting my kids to drink water on regular days let alone when they’re sick. We have pylon mug from a trip to Cars Land in California and it’s used especially for the sickle in the house. Having a special mug makes the task of drinking more of a treat.

Keep Them Cool. We’ve all been sick. We know that having no control over how you feel can be frustrating. Kids are no different. They cold and need more blankets. They want a warm drink, no a cold drink, no a warm drink. They’re too hot from all the blankets. The cat breathing beside them is SO loud that they can’t sleep. Having touchy kids means you want to disturb them as little as possible. The Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer is best in class to provide your family with comfort and accuracy needed to ensure a quick recovery from cold and flu.

Keep Them Entertained. Not all cold bugs will knock your kids out. A sick day is the perfect time to spend a little one-on-one time together. Try snuggling together under a blanket and enjoy a good story. Don’t forget the funny voices. If it’s an older child home, try watching a few of these YouTube channels together.

Keep Them Comfortable. Not being able to see your friends at school or play in the fresh snow in the backyard can make being sick even harder. Why not create a little cushion cocoon and build a pillow fort for your little sick one.

Keep Them Sleeping. I remind my kids often that sleep is the best medicine when you’re not well. Rest enables your body’s immune system to do its thing. The Vicks Sweet Dreams Cool Mist Humidifier releases a cool mist in your child’s room or add a  Vicks VapoPads Scent pads for  soothing vapours. Lull kids to sleep under a Starry Night, Safari, or Sea projected on the ceiling from the independently controlled projector.

Keep Them Fed. Maybe it’s just the hot liquid or the easy broth but many believe chicken noodle soup can be more beneficial to treating a cold than over the counter medication. Whether you believe that to be true or not, a homemade bowl over lunch couldn’t do any harm. Canadian Living has a tasty recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup you can make in your slow cooker.

Air quality in your home can also help but while two-thirds of Canadians say they’re very concerned about air quality and its effect on their health, 60% are not doing anything to improve the air quality in their homes. This is a problem. Air pollution in our homes can be up to 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air and Canadians spend 20 hours per day indoors. The Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier is a great option and is the #1 recommended brand by doctors. It captures up to 99.97% of microscopic allergens as small as 0.3 microns from the air, and circulates and cleans the air in a room, up to 5 times an hour.


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March 10th, 2016|Tags: , |39 Comments

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  1. Tara March 11, 2016 at 5:19 am - Reply

    We do lots of movies and cuddles and comforting foods when they’re sick. Even as bigger kids they still love extra attention.

  2. Pam March 11, 2016 at 5:20 am - Reply

    I find a warm bubble bath and coming into my bed helps.

  3. Wendy hutton March 11, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Let them watch their favorite shows, cuddle them up with their blanket give them lots of juices

  4. Melinda Jana March 11, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    warm milk, snuggles and stories

    • Carrie Anne March 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      I’ve heard warm milk is soothing Melinda but we’ve never tried it.

  5. jan March 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    he doesn’t like being touched when sick, so leaving him alone with a blanket and drinks

  6. Athena March 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    There’s some cuddles and usually they’re bundled up watching movies.

  7. Darlene Schuller March 12, 2016 at 6:38 am - Reply

    I indulge her a little more, we watch more of her stuff on tv, she stays up a little later, I’ll pick up after her. She doesn’t really like to be “bothered” when she’s sick, I try to keep my distance a bit but be attentive and not in her face lol

  8. Cheryl March 12, 2016 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Soup, cuddles, kisses and lots of rest

  9. Gillian Morgan March 13, 2016 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I let Sophie take her “blank” wherever she wants when she’s sick. She also gets to eat as many popsicles as she wants.

  10. Angela Mitchell March 14, 2016 at 12:20 am - Reply

    I give my kids some honey and lemon tea orr chicken noodle soup and lots of fluid, cuddles and rest

  11. Danielle March 14, 2016 at 4:19 am - Reply

    Gingerale, TV and cool cloths

  12. Jonnie March 14, 2016 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I give the kids lots of attention, the TV remote and popsicles when they are sick.

  13. Nate Fuller March 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Cuddle them up in bed with the tv and the wii going, lots of juice and freezes!

  14. Joseph Dawe March 14, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Lots of hugs and kisses!

  15. Krista M March 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    I give the kids blankets, pillows, Netflix, their tablets to play apps, & gingerale. Plus a lot of love from mama!

  16. ivy pluchinsky March 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I make chicken noodle soup, we watch movies and lots of cuddles

  17. Amy C March 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    My kids like to gather there pillows, blankets and lay on the couch in front of the tv. I also make them homemade chicken noodle soup.

  18. Kim K March 14, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Chicken noodle soup, lots of fluids and rest. Plus we snuggle up and watch movies.

  19. michelle matta March 15, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

    special things like tv in the bedroom if theyre up for it. storytime, cuddles, and soup.

  20. Diana Powell March 15, 2016 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I make them as comfortable as possible . Very important to keep them hydrated.

  21. Florence Cochrane March 15, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I made chicken soup and make sure they are comfortable and warm.

  22. Silvia D March 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    i make chicken soup, lots of fluids and give lots of cuddles

  23. Tara March 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Cuddle with them. Make them warm and make sure they have their favorite popsicles, powerade, soup and treats.
    I also give them their favorite medicine.. Mommy’s love..

  24. Courtney March 16, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Cuddles, chicken soup, vitamin c and lots of rest!

  25. Marla March 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    I give them lots of snuggles and vitamin c

  26. Jenness M March 16, 2016 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    I make soup and lots of snuggles with a hot water bottle!

  27. Soozle March 17, 2016 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Some homemade soup and cuddles are always welcome

  28. Heidi C. March 18, 2016 at 3:20 am - Reply

    Lots of cuddles, chicken soup and Netflix :).

  29. andrea amy March 19, 2016 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Blankets, gingerale, extra sleep and movies on tv

  30. Juliee Fitze March 20, 2016 at 5:11 am - Reply

    Make them a bed on the sofa with lots of pillows and give them lots of ginger ale.

  31. Jenny Major March 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Soup, cuddles and rest!

  32. Holly MacRitchie March 20, 2016 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I like to cook my kids a good homemade soup.

  33. Mary March 21, 2016 at 10:04 am - Reply

    I give my kids lots of fluids to keep them hydrated and try to keep them comfortable so they can rest.

  34. lori b March 22, 2016 at 5:41 am - Reply

    lots of cuddles, rest and movies

  35. Valerie Mallette March 22, 2016 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    A lot of cuddles, homemade soup, blankets, and vitamin C.

  36. Lisa. bolduc March 23, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    We make the couch and. Cuddle. With them.and read books or watch

    • Carrie Anne March 24, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      we do the sick bed couch thing too Lisa. Kids love it.

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