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We’ve officially entered the cold and flu season and it’s been circling our family for almost a month. Starting with the kids, my parents, our babysitter and finally tackling my husband. One day last week, he staggered into the house after work looking like a ghost saying “I don’t feel so well.” cue horror movie song…the dreaded man cold. I almost wanted to grab the children and run out the door. But thank the heavens it wasn’t the full blown flu. One thing is for sure though, no matter who gets sick, we always tackle winter colds with Tylenol®.
Getting the flu when you have kids is like pure and utter torture. All you want to do is curl up in a ball on the couch which is not always an option. That’s why I decided to get smart and be proactive with a ready to use cold & flu kit. This kit is always full stocked and stored in our linen closet ready for action. This is also a really cute get well basket for a sick friend or relative. I’ve attached a couple free printables for sprucing up your gift basket below. So next time you’re in Target (we all know you love Target as much as the next person), grab some supplies from the pharmacy area. Extra Strength TYLENOL® is located in the General Pain Relief area along with your cold & flu remedies.
How to Make a Cold & Flu Winter Survival Kit
- Extra Strength TYLENOL® (great for aches and pains associated with the flu, headaches, and a temporary fever reducer)
- Cough drops
- Nasal strips
- Hand sanitizer
- Vapor rub
- Lip moisturizer
- Basket (preferably with a handle)
- Labels (download the FREE printables here)
- Ribbon or twine
- Cut out your labels and use a hole punch for threading ribbon or twine.
- Place the Cold/Flu Survival Kit label on the front and secure with string or twine.
- Start filling your basket with the essential supplies listed above.
- (Optional: If you’re giving as a gift, cut out the Get Well Soon! label and secure on to your basket as a sweet reminder to your loved one.)
Isn’t this basket so cute and handy?! You can toss the remote control or your cell phone in the basket and take it from couch to bed easily.
Just a few other motherly tips when you tackle winter colds – take Tylenol® at the first signs of sickness, drink tea with lemon & honey, or now that it’s the holiday season you can toss a peppermint candy cane in for any tummy troubles. A trick I ALWAYS do for my kids (and now myself) is rub vapor rub on the bottoms of their feet and cover with socks to reduce coughing. Works like a charm!