Cold and Flu Sick Kit + Printable Shopping List

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Hey moms! I know it’s tough work being us! And we’re not just mom. We’re employees, playmates, referees, and of course nurses. We have to be ready for anything at any given time! A lot of us also have to juggle our work life with being a parent too. Unfortunately, that sometimes means our own health ends up coming second to that of our family members.

I was speaking to my friend about this just the other day and she told me that although she sometimes worries about needing to take time off work sick, her employer has a fantastic HR department who do their best to ensure that their employees can get access to the healthcare that they need to live a healthy life. It must be so reassuring to have such a positive workplace environment. In line with ACA Compliance recommendations, her employer even pays a generous contribution to her health insurance. If all employers were as generous as that of my friend I genuinely believe that we would all be much healthier!

I was doing some of my own research about ACA compliance after our conversation and I was so fascinated to learn all about the impact it has had on health insurance. It is so worrying to think that there are people out there who do not get the healthcare that they deserve, and sometimes this can be due to a misstep by an employer, so all employers must do more to follow the rules and regulations laid out by the ACA.

Anyway, not everyone is as fortunate as my friend to have an amazing HR team dedicated to the health of its employees on their side so it is important to do everything that you can to stay healthy. That’s why I stay prepared for those sneaky colds and pesky flu bugs! There’s nothing worse than having to care for a sick child when you’re sick yourself. This is why I take every precaution I can to stop my family from getting sick. I saw some information about how sodium ascorbate is beneficial to your immune system so I’m looking into its side effects to see if it’s worth incorporating into our diet. However, kids don’t have as much immunity as us so they’re more likely to be hit by a bug.

I keep a sick kit stocked and on hand at all times! My best friend always says “You never know where you’re going to be!” Especially at 2am when fever strikes or symptoms begin to appear.

My cold and flu sick kit is so easy to put together and the best part is that you can find everything you need at Target! I love how organized their stores are and if I have a hard time finding something on my own, I can just pull up the app on my phone, search for the item I’m looking for and it gives me the aisle number. It’s so convenient for me. Especially when I’m in a rush!

When sick gets real, we stick with Advil®, Robitussin® and Dimetapp®. I remember taking these as a kid and am proud to offer the same products to my children years later. I give them to my kids and check their temperature regularly. We just have a cheap thermometer from a drug store, there’s no need for a fancy thermometer when they all do the same thing. You can get some good and affordable ones on Amazon too! It’s easy to take temperature readings on the cheap, yet functional and practical thermometer.
One of the things that I like to do is to keep all of our supplies in a caddy of some sort. I love doing so, because it holds everything we usually need and is easy to carry from room to room.
Cold and Flu Sick Kit Contents:
Additional items to consider keeping in your Cold and Flu Sick Kit:
  • Thermometer
  • Tissues
  • Reusable Cold Pack
  • Chest Rub
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Small notebook with a pen for recording dosage amounts and times administered.
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In a rush? Download and Print this easy Cold and Flu Sick Kit shopping list for your convenience!

While you can’t always avoid getting sick, do your best to be prepared. What items will you put in your Cold and Flu Sick Kit?

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Please Note: Always be sure to check for child ages on bottles as some are not recommended for 4 and under. Although bottles are child safe, keep out of reach of children

Comments

  1. says

    This kit is a great idea! I definitely need to make one so entertaining the kids is a bit easier (or at least convenient) next time my little ones are sick.

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