Are You Ready for Cold & Flu Season?
Just thought I would share a quick tip for cold & flu season. It’s one of those DUH moments of why didn’t I think of that! I, of course, take stock of what medicines and natural remedy ingredients we have on hand BEFORE we are sick. It is no fun having to run to the store while you are ill to pick up medicine. Spreading germs to everyone else in town is just not nice!
Okay, are you ready to be super impressed with how ingenious I am?
Here goes- LABEL YOUR MEDICINE CUPS with your child’s initials and LABEL YOUR NOSE DROPS so each person in the family uses their own! I used a sharpie marker on the bottom of the medicine cups. (yes, we do save them from tylenol and wash them really, really good.) I used stickers from dollar store sticker sheets. To make them more permanent I will be covering with clear packaging tape!
2nd TIP- if you have good nose spray bottle DO NOT THROW THEM OUT! I learned the hard way that not all nasal sprays actually spray up! I bought 2 new bottles that will not spray up and I am very disappointed Now I will keep the good spray bottles and wash them out and then refill with homemade nasal spray!
Simple YES! Easy to do YES! Just one way to keep germs to themselves.
What do you do to get ready for cold & flu season?
Amanda @Natural Living Mamma says
Great ideas! The kids are using the same dosage syringes for tylenol and Ibuprofin right now. I will have to get separate ones. Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!
We are focusing on boosting our immune system with good food, herbs, and essential oils to try to ward off as many cooties as we can!
we did that with the syringes as well when they were little. No fun to be a little sick and then get more sick by sharing medicine cups or water cups for that matter:)
Cynthia L. says
You are a pretty smart cookie! Great idea to label everyones meds. No more spreading germs!
Very smart! With our second child only begin three moths old, we’ve really never had to think about germ sharing until now.
That is a really fantastic idea to label nose sprays! I only have one child, so any liquid medicine, we know is hers…but my husband and I both use nose sprays or decongestants, and it’s icky thinking about passing our illnesses back and forth, if we forget whose is whose. I will definitely employ this tip, thanks! 🙂