Tips for Keeping Our Children Healthy During Cold and Flu Season


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune Specialty Care. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

My son, husband and I, all have a history of illness induced Asthma. This is why we take every precaution during the cold and flu season to keep us all healthy.

Our first defense, to help us stay healthy, is the flu shot. My children both have fall birthdays so we make it routine to get the flu shot during their yearly “well” visit. My husband gets a flu shot through his work and I usually visit a Minute Clinic to get my flu shot.

We’ve already had one round of illness go through the house, it seems like cold and flu season started off with a bang because it came on quick and hard. Now that we are all better, extra steps are being taken to help keep the cold and flu germs away.

Tips & Tricks to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season:

  • Promoting good hand washing- After visiting public places, after using the restroom, after blowing our nose and before snacks and meals
  • Make extra efforts to eat healthy foods, get lots of sleep and exercise
  • Get Immunized – Prevention is key!
  • Providing Hand Sanitizer – While washing is always best, there may not always be access to a sink and soap. Hand sanitizer should be left in your purse, diaper bag or car, giving children the option to sanitize after play dates, soccer practice or a trip to the mall.

 Flu Prevention Tips for Parents Infographic

Elizabeth Pantley has created “A Parent’s Guide to Flu Season,” a short, downloadable booklet of information and tips for parents on protecting their families from the flu.

Sometimes as a mom, I think there isn’t anything more to learn about the common cold or flu. Why? Because it’s “common” and it comes around every year, what more is there to know beyond the basic things that I mentioned above.

I really enjoyed reading Elizabeth’s ebook because it taught me things, not only about the flu, but tips that I can give my children to help them keep the cold and flu out of our house.

You can view Elizabeth Pantley’s e-book A Parent’s Guide to Flu Season here

These tips that I included and the ones included in Elizabeth’s ebook, “A Parent’s Guide to the Flu Season”, are essential to keeping our families healthy during the cold and flu season.


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