As the weather cools down everywhere, we know we're heading into cold and flu season. You're not doomed to be sick every other week though! Here are my top 3 tips for keeping cold and flu germs at bay.
1--Everyone must wash hands as soon as they come in the door (from school, shopping, playing outside, etc)
2--Get plenty of sleep. Our kids are 5, 7 and 9. The 5 year old goes to bed at 7 and the older two go to bed at 8. This means they're totally in their recommended ranges of 11-13 hours and 10-11 hours of sleep each night. Tired bodies are much more susceptible to getting sick.
3--Wipe door knobs and light switches with disinfecting wipes once a week.
But, because we're dealing in reality, we still do get sick around here occasionally (just last week even!) When that happens I make sure we keep up on the sleep, have plenty of Kleenex around, and serve up lots of hot chocolate to soothe sore and scratchy throats.
Make it a little special too when someone's feeling icky. This is a caramel hot chocolate that's super easy to put together.
To help you be prepared, Kleenex is providing this coupon to take with you to Target to get $1 off a 4-pack or larger. Click here to print coupon.
So I hope you stay healthy this winter! What are your best tips for staying healthy, and then feeling better when you're not?