My family discovered Zarbee’s a few years ago. I don’t even remember how we learned about it, but at the time it was only available online. We bought a bunch and used it all winter with great results. Now we conveniently pick it up at our local Walgreens and it has become a main part of our winter cold and flu arsenal. I’m thrilled to have Zarbee’s providing today’s guest post!
Doctor’s visits and the purchase of cough medicines peak during the winter season. And it’s no wonder, since cold and flus drastically increase when the weather turns colder. Seasonal illnesses can really mess up your holiday plans and put a big dent in your wallet as well. Many people believe there is no way out of the coughs, fevers, sniffles, and sneezes. Not so! We’ve compiled some helpful tips to get your family through this colder season—without the colds!
You don’t have to be a full-on germaphobe, but during this time when so many cold and flu sufferers are out and about, you may want to consider bringing sanitizing wipes or anti-bacterial hand soaps to places like the grocery store or doctor’s offices; these locations present a high exposure to germs. Items such as shopping carts and door knobs are almost impossible to avoid, and wipes can come in handy.
Hand Washing is Key
Encourage the whole family to wash their hands. Surprisingly, this one is often overlooked. During cold and flu season it’s especially important to remember this step after using the restroom, after exposure to food, and after being in a public place where you’ve touched a lot of ‘high traffic’ items; such as stair rails or door knobs. This one is not a just a seasonal tip, but it should be even more focused on during cold and flu season.
Sick Children are Off-Limits
Try to limit family exposure to a sick child. This one may be hard for both you and your children, but it’s still best to play it safe so you aren’t exposing everyone. As a parent, you’ll have to tend to the child and give them the care they need, but make sure you’re also taking all of the other measures we’ve mentioned to keep yourself healthy.
Vitamins are Vital
Never underestimate the importance of Vitamin C and other natural remedies. Vitamins can help boost everyone’s immune system so they can ward off sickness, or shorten the length of a cold or flu if it comes to that. Building a healthy immune system could prevent the whole family from having to suffer through a cold.
What if Someone Gets Sick Anyway?
If the family does get sick, you should consider a little tender loving care and some natural remedies before turning to prescription drugs or potentially harmful over-the-counter cough medicines. There are natural alternatives, such as Zarbee’s All-Natural Children’s Cough Syrup, that are safe and approved by the FDA. These offer you comfort, immune system support, and save you money on unnecessary doctor’s office visits and prescription drugs.
Use these tips and repeat this phrase: ‘Tis the Season to be Healthy.
Zarbees is a natural, safe and effective children’s cough syrup, with more than 40,000 pediatricians offering samples nationwide. For more parenting and health tips, please visit www.Zarbees.com.