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If you’re like me, it’s right around this time of year that you start to let your guard down when it comes to illness. The more warm days I see the more comfortable I get. Surely we’re almost out of the woods for cold and flu season, right? Wrong, Emily. Wrong. So this year I am staying diligent until the very bitter end. July. Just kidding, but here are our Small Fry favorites (we also polled our Facebook friends, see the comments here!) for getting us through those heartbreaking days of extra cuddles and extra bowls and sheets. What we swear by in our cold and flu medicine cabinet.
First, PREVENTION. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say. I am a firm believer in putting my efforts in keeping my kids’ immune systems strong. Allowing and insisting that they get plenty of sleep. Disinfecting and keeping their spaces clean and aired out. Feeding them as many healthy whole foods as I can each day, and I’ve shared this before but I will share it every time because I absolutely swear by it: Buried Treasure’s Acute Cold and Flu. It’s is packed with nutrients and herbs to boost your immune system and while it’s awesome to take when you’re sick, I give it to my kids every few days to keep them extra strong when they’re well. I mix a tablespoon into a quarter cup of grape juice and then freeze it into popsicles. I can barely choke this stuff down plain, but in grape juice it tastes great. My kids will eat the whole batch in one sitting – but it has to be grape.
I don’t throw this phrase around lightly because I’m superstitious and they used to be sick all the dang time, but my kids get sick (including a runny nose) maybe once a year since I started this stuff a couple years ago. For the popsicles, I use squeezable popsicle molds, I love that I can lay them flat, stick them in whatever crevice is available in my freezer. Trying to store those upright 6 packs are nearly impossible at my house.
Second, you’ve probably read Jenna’s awesome essential oil recipes here and here, they’re another really great addition to preventing illness and also helping treat it. Diffusing oils like On Guard throughout the house is great for maintaining a strong immune system. We all have this pretty diffuser and love it!
This Melagel is not so much for illness as injury. Scrapes and cuts specifically. Another must have. The tea tree oil and other additions speeds up healing time so much and doesn’t leave a scar. So happy to see Melaleuca products on Amazon!
COLD + FEVER: For those times when we can’t avoid the illness, we were recently introduced to the Kinsa Smart Thermometer. This thermometer works in tandem with the Kinsa smart phone app. The thermometer never dies, has an extension cord and reads in 10 seconds. It stores the readings in profiles for each kid and you can keep track of their stats right in the app. We also think the “Group” feature is so cool, you can join a group like a school shown below and see what is happening, being passed around, and how long to expect an illness to last in your community.When you have the fever and chills all you want is to get warm. Toss a blanket in the dryer for an extra kick of heat, take a bath with Babyganics Vapor Bubble Bath, use an all natural vapor rub (or Eucalpyptus or Breathe Essential Oils in the humidifier‘s tray.) This one is Nicole’s favorite.
STOMACH + FLU: Heaven forbid, the flu. Where it’s not so much about treating it as just trying to help them get comfortable and cleaning up the aftermath. We love the reader suggestion to use towels instead of blankets. To lay towels underneath the kiddos in their beds on the couches, etc. They’re so much more absorbent and you’re less likely to damage more expensive textiles. Also, Pendleton towels? For real!
To help settle an upset stomach from the flu or even just car sickness we love these single use Mommy’s Bliss Nausea Relief supplements. Toss one into your kiddo’s back pack for a road trip or bus ride.
We’ve all heard the BRAT diet for the flu – bananas, rice, applesauce, toast. Can we add popsicles? PRABT? It can be hard to get our kids to drink enough fluids to replace what they’ve lost with the flu. Popsicles are a comforting way to increase fluids and try to settle the stomach. These all natural fruit pops are awesome!
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We are kicking off a year long collaboration with our friends at Ergo and Orbit today and we have already had so many questions about this system, so we’re really excited to finally share! Every couple of months we’ll have another film to show you that updates on how these beautiful products are growing and changing to fit the needs of our newest Small Fry, Lolly! This film was taken when she was just eleven days old, and time as parents we all know how cruel time can be, and how fast our children grow, so these films by Jenner Brown of Lumineux are priceless!
As you can see the Orbit G3 Stroller System is innovative and just plain cool from top to bottom. The round base is the first and only of its kind and makes getting the car seat in and out of the car a breeze. As you’re strolling you can easily turn the base around to face you or face out. If you’re eating at a restaurant, pull the stroller right up to the table and turn it as needed. The shield is an absolute genius feature that makes keeping Lolly protected from the elements and undisturbed when needed. We’ve noticed that people will actually remove a car seat cover or blanket, but they won’t touch the shield. The Sidekick Convertible Stroller Board makes traveling with multiple kids a breeze! We love that you can put them on either side of you and still walk with ease. They don’t get in the way at all, and the boys love that they look just like skateboard.
The Ergo Swaddler is such a cool addition to their line of carriers! They have thought of things that even as mothers we didn’t anticipate and are so impressed! The swaddler simulates the hand to heart position in the womb, so there isn’t any startling awake or flailing like newborns tend to do. We love that it operates in two pieces so you can leave baby’s arms swaddled and access the bottom half for a diaper change.
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