Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Children's Mucinex


This has by far been our worst fall/winter when it comes to being sick.  We've had strep throat, stomach bugs, ear infections, nasty coughs and colds, pneumonia, and the flu.  Once again I feel like I'm coming down with something and I'm afraid Bennett is starting to fight something.

In other words…we really need spring to get here!!  Like yesterday!

With all that said, I'm excited to be part of a three part series program for Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold!  As part of this program I'll share some tips I have on how I keep my children somewhat smiling on sick days as well as how to survive this cold and flu season.  I hope you'll be willing to share your tips as well!

As far as the things we do during this nasty germ season (and I'm sure many of you out there do the same), our number one rule is "Wash your hands!"  Wash them when you get home from school, wash them before you eat, wash after you use the bathroom, wash before bed etc.  Of course hand sanitizer goes with us everywhere.  

We also like to make sure our kids get plenty of vitamin C so we load them up with orange juice, even when they complain.  Taking their vitamins every day is another essential.  

A set bedtime is important for us so they get plenty of rest and when they are sick, we encourage them to lay down in their beds, even if it's with a book or ipad or whatever because we all know kids will just keep going even when they probably shouldn't.  

So you do all that and your kids won't get sick, right?  Don't we wish.  They're bound to get something some time or another.  We've recently tried Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold with our girls.  My husband swears by Mucinex for himself and we were happy to see the Children's Mucinex helped them with their congestion as well.  During the day they felt better but especially at night when it seemed to be the worst.  

What I liked most about the product was how it made it easier for them to clear their cough, rather than have it rattle around in their chests.  What they liked the most was the taste.  And what's worse than a runny nose especially when many kids don't know how to blow their noses?  Children's Mucinex helped with that as well.  

So I'll hope you'll check back for tips on how I keep the kids smiling and entertained when they have the sick day blues.  In the mean time…stay healthy and wash your hands!


Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold 
When your child has a bad cold, you both can feel miserable. Children's Mucinex is the #1 children's brand for relieving congestion* and provides fast acting relief from your child's worst cold symptoms. Try Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold if your child needs relief from stuffy nose and chest congestion. Always use Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold as directed. (*Based on IRI unit share data for the 52 weeks ending November 2012) 

Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold is offering readers a $2.00 off coupon to use on your next purchase, you can retrieve your coupon here!
  
Would you like a chance to win a $100 CVS gift card?  Let me know “What activity makes your child smile when under the weather?”


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112 comments:

  1. When my kids are sick I usually give them a new coloring book, so we can color together or play Tic Tac Toe.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  2. It cheers my children up if we snuggle and watch t.v. when they are feeling under the weather. They also enjoy playing board games then as well. sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  3. My daughter likes watching Nick Jr. when she’s under the weather.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. Some cuddle time with mom or dad, and playing on their tablets always seems to make them smile.
    jtomasrogers@yahoo.com

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  5. When either of my 2 daughters are sick, they feel better watching their favorite programs while bundled all up on the couch for the day. Also knowing I'm very nearby is a comfort for them, with lots of hugs and kisses.

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  6. my kids love to lay in moms bed watching movies and being able to drink and eat in bed bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  7. It takes a lot to slow my boys down but when they aren't feeling well lots of cuddle time does the trick.
    praisejesusforever@yahoo.com

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  8. My kids like ice pops (for any sickness!)I make them from oj and they like to read books and lay on the couch.
    stevensh93@yahoo.com

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  9. we love to cook cupcakes and play hide in seek in the house-
    yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

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  10. Watching a movie with mom or dad always helps :)

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  11. Lots of lots of hugs and cuddles.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  12. We watch movies.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  13. watching his favorite cartoons

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  14. Definitely watching The Princess Bride. :)

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  15. When my kids are sick they like laying in our bed and watching a movie

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  16. When we spend time reading together, or doing any other craft projects at home, and television, they always feel better.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Snuggling and the iPad always bring on a smile! charms6297 at yahoo dot com

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  18. we watch fresh beat band or bubble guppies!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  19. My youngest daughter likes to cuddle with Mom and/or Dad on the couch and watch her favorite DVDs.

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  20. Watching favorite cartoons and snuggling on the couch.

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  21. A fun movie or cartoon with snacks work the wonder when under the weather.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  22. When the littles are sick, we have toast and tea and watch cartoons. Just like my mama did for us when my sisters and I were little. :-)

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  23. My son likes watching Spongebob or the Fresh Beat Band to cheer him up.

    Dlatany at gmail dot com

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  24. watching bugs bunny videos usually does the trick.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  25. When Claire is sick Signing Time or Tangled always cheers her up.

    bmbunner at hotmail dot com

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  26. Watching TV makes her smile!

    cgies25 at hotmail

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  27. Watching TV in bed or playing their 3DS. My oldest son likes to read on the iPad as well :) THANKS!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  28. We pick a few books and a couple of movies to watch together -- this is a real "treat", as tv time is limited in our home. I think the mere fact that they can watch so much tv makes them start feeling better sooner!

    tmhendrickson at gmail dot com

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  29. We're dealing w sickness right now. Sadly, there's nothing to make poor Benjamin smile right now; I just try to keep him comfortable. That usually involves holding him, which is hard to do w two other kids. :(

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  30. Snuggling and watching Dora cartoon
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. My child likes eating noodle soup and watching a Harry Potter movie when she's sick.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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  32. Our 6 year old actually cheers when he finds out he's sick because he knows he will get to watch shows on TV! Our 2 year old loves to cuddle and rock (and I have to admit it, I like it too!

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  33. Lots of snuggles! :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  34. watching cartoons all day
    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  35. Playing games with them or reading to them!

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  36. My son seems to really perk up when playing with Play Doh and Moon Sand! Its odd but it seems to help him feel better.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  37. My son loves playing with his legos.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  38. Watch movies or cartoons together

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  39. Being read to or watching cartoons.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  40. My kids just like to stay in bed and watch their favorite cartoons or play on the ipad.

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  41. my kids relax and watch tv when they are sick
    stigay at comcast.net

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  42. they really love snuggling when they are sick

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  43. Oh Carter always loves when I read books to him when he is not feeling well! Always his favorite!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  44. playing video game with daddy
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  45. Reading books with me (or listening to me read)! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  46. my little one likes to watch a marathon of dora when he's not feeling well lol angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Watching movies makes them feel better.

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  48. My son loves playing with his LEGOs.

    hillesha@gmail.com

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  49. Usually snuggling on our couch or in our king sized bed and watching movies together, make my kids feel better.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. Watching a funny movie and chicken noodle soup
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  51. My daughter loves to watch The Parent Trap in her room over and over again when she feels crummy. She knows the words by heart.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  52. watching a movie with mommy
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  53. Putting together puzzles - they keep the mind and hands interested and occupied.
    april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com

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  54. Building a tent on the couch where she can have her pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, and see the TV.

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  55. My son loves to cuddle with me and his favorite blanket while watching his favorite movies when he is feeling under the weather.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  56. My kids enjoyed playing board games when they were sick

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  57. Cuddling on the couch watching her favorite cartoons always made my daughter smile

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  58. my son likes to take a bath or have me read to him.
    sarajwood21(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. My daughter loves to paint and do puzzles when she's not feeling well.

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  60. Watching kids's movies on Netflix - thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  61. Snuggling up together & keeping the girls comfortable & entertained makes them forget their sickness and smile for a while :)

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  62. Wheel of Fortune makes my children smile when they are under the weather.

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  63. My grandson wants to snuggle andwatch Dumbo and Sesame Street when he is sick.
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  64. My toddler loves playing with the Kindle while snuggling.

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  65. My little one loves when I crawl into bed with them and read them a story so they can fall asleep. I have to admit I love it too.

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  66. My kids like to watch cartoons.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot ocm

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  67. Watching TV on the couch or having me read to them.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  68. My boys love picking out their favorite shows or movies to watch
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  69. Putting kitten videos on the computer to make the dog howl is funny. Of course, it gets less funny during successive repeat plays.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  70. The game Uno Attack.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  71. We just stay in and read books, play games etc. after the fever is gone of course
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  72. When my little cousin is sick she's a little miserable and a lot more manageable lol I hope she never gets sick again. She likes to watch tv or make storybooks when she's under the weather.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  73. reading together always put a smile on my kids faces when they are not feeling well. it's a quiet and light activity that they can enjoy at home.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  74. Watching the price is right together - like i did as a kid and trying to guess the amounts

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  75. My granddaughter likes to lay on the couch with her blankets and pillows and watch a movie.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  76. They love to cuddle up with their fave story books
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  77. Ever heard of snow cream? Well in WV when I was a kid my mom would make this for me when I had a winter cold and we had snow on the ground. FRESH snow mind you so it didn't happen that often, but it is a great memory that always makes me smile!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  78. usually one of the fav movies - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  79. A new sketch pad, some colored pencils and a blanket make my daughter perk up and smile every time she is under the weather.

    Thanks!
    Samantha
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  80. We like to play nurse and pretend to treat the "sick" pets.

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  81. No kids. I sleep as much as possible, drink lots of water and hot herbal tea and use essential oils.

    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  82. i like to buy my nephew a small treat

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  83. The activity that makes my girl smile when she's sick is watching wizard of oz.
    asketcher2@hotmail.com

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  84. almanyc says:

    fun cartoon movies
    almanyc_1 at netzero dot com

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  85. My kids love to snuggle up to me and we watch movies all day when they are sick.

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

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  86. Anything that involves paint & paper crafts.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  87. Watching her favorite movie.

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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  88. A warm bath & Hot Chicken Noodle Soup.

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  89. My daughter loves to work on a collage and glue little colorful paper and buttons on paper.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  90. coloring books/sticker books & watching TV in bed!
    wendywynsma@gmail.com

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  91. They love to color in their coloring books! We stock up on those.
    cmarquez482@outlook.com

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  92. For my son, he just wants to cuddle with me on the couch while watching his favorite cartoon!
    pauline15_01(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  93. Watching movies and eating popsicles in bed!

    ginaferrell26 at yahoo dot com

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  94. Favorite treats, toys and movies.

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  95. Snuggling and watching television.

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  96. Chatting with friends, watching TV and drawing.

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  97. Cuddling, watching movies and having ice cream :)

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  98. my kids love to watch videos when they are under the weather! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  99. coloring and watching tv

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  100. Watching the Little Mermaid for my 2 younger ones wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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