Somehow, someway, these boys are germ magnets wherever we go. No matter how much we learn about germs and good hygiene, I still find one of them licking the wall at the store. *Insert eye roll*
Having three very adventurous boys is quite the job! Keeping them all healthy is near impossible. No matter how much hand washing you do, how many daily vitamins everyone takes, someone is bound to get sick.
We have found a few things that seem to help keep the sicknesses away, but inevitably, it happens. Then, it’s time to pull out the tools to battle sickness and get rid of it fast. I am going to share our “big family” tips on how to stay healthy during flu season and how to battle it when (if) it does show up at your house!
Battling Sickness and Allergies
With our family’s struggle with sensitive skin, getting sick is even harder. Runny noses and lack of fluids causes a lot of DRY skin.
Upping our water and fluid intake seems to always help, but it doesn’t take care of all of it.
This is the biggest reason we only use Kleenex brand. Their bundles help take care of our big family, especially when all of us are sick at the same time. Buying the bundles at Walmart helps us save money too!
Kleenex’s soothing lotion tissues is the kind that works for us! I love that when you spend all day blowing noses, it puts a little moisture back into your dry skin! Kleenex is great even when you’re not sick! My kids ALL get runny noses when they are teething and it’s great for having on hand for all those messy situations AND battling sickness!
BONUS: if you utilize Walmart’s FREE 2-day shipping option (or store pickup!), you don’t even have to leave the house and risk getting other people sick.
Continuing to wash your hands, cleaning toys, walls, and door handles, and staying at home are some of our tips to get over sicknesses quick! Just like Kleenex kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses IN the tissue! Getting rid of germs even WHILE you are sick.
Tips to Keeping your Family Healthy
Obviously, the best scenario is staying healthy! Although I wish this was easier done than said, sickness inevitably happens. Especially when you have three toddler boys!
Here are a few of our family’s tips to staying healthy:
- Daily vitamins for everyone!
- Lots of water
- Limited sugar
- Healthier foods
- Using essential oils
- Encouraging others to STAY HOME when they are sick
These are pretty general, but I really believe they help us stay healthy, even when it seems like everyone else is getting sick.
And just in case, we’ll always be ready when it DOES hit, stocked up on Kleenex.
How do you get your family over sicknesses quickly?
If you like this post, check out this similar one about family health here: http://www.theoxmama.com/2017/08/healthy-habits-kiwami-greens/
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