Preventing the flu. That statement makes me laugh because I have kids. They’re like little walking germ magnets. And while they’ve already been sick this year, they didn’t get a super nasty case of influenza or “the flu” and I think it’s because we do everything we can to try to prevent it. So I thought it might help if I shared tips for preventing the flu with you that are easy to incorporate into your day-to-day life and to teach the kids too.
Now let’s say that the kids get the flu. How do you care for them? First off, make sure to follow safe and proper dosing of over the counter medicines. I have 10 tips for to help here. ALWAYS read the drug facts label and never give oral cough/cold meds to kids under the age of four. Give them lots of love and snuggles, and chicken soup. For more tips and tricks for dealing with sick kids, I love these tips from real moms.
And the last 3 weeks here have been full of puke. I mean almost all of us have gotten hit with the stomach flu. Jason got it first three weeks ago, I had it last week, and then Ethan and Mia got it this week. Luckily Lila hasn’t got it yet, though chances are she’s probably going to since our house seems to be covered in sick.
So is the stomach flu the same as preventing the flu? Kinda…but the stomach flu is HIGHLY contagious. So wash hands. Wash hands a lot. Wash hands and then wash them again! If someone gets it, wash all toys and wipe everything down to get rid of the virus. You’ll find more on the symptoms and treatment of the stomach flu here.
How do you avoid the flu during the cold and flu season?