How to keep you family healthy during the holidays!

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Ironically, just a week ago I was hovered on the floor in my bathroom wondering if I could possibly throw up one more time. I did not think it was humanly possible to puke with nothing in your system. It’s not a pleasant experience and it’s even worse when it’s your child. You feel helpless on two levels…one that you have a sick child and feel all sorts of mom guilt and two that you have to deal with a sick child.

Which is better than a sick husband though if you know what I mean.

Now there are plenty of mental ways to keep your family healthy during the holidays. Baking with your kids, wrapping presents together, warming up on the couch with a hot cup of homemade cocoa and some cookies, and taking time to play family games! But aside from washing your hands and keeping warm, sometimes there is very little you can do to prevent an actual sickness from entering your home – specifically if you have school aged or day care children!

And while I am better now and thankfully no one in my family appeared to have caught whatever crazy hyped up germ that I had for two days straight, there will be a time that one, or both, of them do.  On top of bleaching everything, checking for temperatures, and keeping them warm or cool depending on the symptoms, the one thing that you have to do is keep them hydrated.  It’s what the Dr. will tell you and its what you, as a parent, will know yourself.

That is why I wanted to introduce you to this great product to help your kids!

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PediaCare® Cold & Flu Hydration is a new to market product that offers a quick, simple and easy solution for parents to help their children (ages     2-11) stay hydrated when they need it most.

 Symptom Relief

PediaCare® Cold & Flu Hydration works to replenish fluids and electrolytes and help keep children hydrated when they are sick. This product also provides immune boosting antioxidants – all delivered in a tasty grape flavor. PediaCare® Cold & Flu Hydration contains less sugar than sports drinks, sweetened sodas and juices, which actually can make it harder for children to hydrate and can make diarrhea worse.

 Easy to Use and Convenient

Packaged in single-use, premeasured packets, parents can simply mix the grape-flavored Cold & Flu Hydration powder with eight ounces of water and serve it to their child in a favorite cup. Convenient for at home or on-the-go, so kids can get back to tea parties or saving the world.

So keeping hydrated is one less worry when you are trying to get them back to health!

And there is nothing better than a HAPPY NON SICK child!


Speaking of, if you have a video of your child at their best, you can submit it to PediaCare Comeback Kid Video Contest. The contest runs until January 9 and asks entrants to create and upload a short video of their children at their happiest and healthiest to win a chance to be included in our next advertising campaign and win a $100 AMEX gift card!

Have you dealt with your kids getting sick this season yet?


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  1. says

    We thought we were lucky by not getting sick yet but right before the holiday break one of the girls brought home a cold and shared it with everyone else. Luckily I was stocked up with some supplies.