Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Staying well during sick days + $100 giveaway from Children's Mucinex! {3.31; US}

runny nosed kid holding a dandelion
Being sniffly doesn't have to mean being miserable.

Everyone in this family has been sick this month … except me. I've been nursing and caring for three sad boys (yes, I'm including Sam in this tally) and doing my best not to catch what they've got. I'm also trying to help my family get better quickly and avoid catching new germs by supporting their immune systems as well as I can. I'm so pleased to be writing a three-part series on the topic of sick days and children for Children's Mucinex, particularly since we've been living it out these past couple weeks! This first post is offering my go-to tips for helping your family survive cold and flu season:

  • There's nothing that beats good old hand washing. Next time you're in a restaurant, check out one of those charts they hang to encourage employees on the best way to wash their hands — and then follow along! I don't even use antibacterial soap at home (just a natural dish soap — cheap and simple), but I make sure to use plenty of warm water, a good amount of time, and lots of scrubbing, including around and under my nails. Make like a surgeon and get clean! I've been trying to encourage hand washing in the little ones, lifting Alrik up to the sink so he can participate (he loves it, and always wants to put on my lotion after, too!), and reminding Mikko of appropriate times to wash, such as after every bathroom visit. He balks at the reminders ("But, Mama, I didn't get pee on my hand!" is an actual oft-heard excuse), but the message bears repeating and hopefully will sink in: Wash your hands.
  • Don't overdo the house cleaning. I'm pretty sure there are immune-boosting powers to a constant low level of dirt and cat fur. Or, this is what I tell myself as justification. (Note, you might not want to take housekeeping tips from the lady whose whole family is sick…)
  • Support your immune system with what you put into your body. When fighting off illness, there's some research that suggests sugars depress your immune system. Brightly colored vegetables have the double benefit of being low in sugar and high in antioxidants and immune-boosting nutrients. I also try to prioritize foods with protein and fat — if an illness depresses appetite, then at least the foods that are going in are packed with the highest nutritional punch; and it's building up nutrient stores in anyone who's not sick already. My kids won't always eat the foods I'd like them to when they're sick, though, so we fall back on some of the old bland and sugary standbys, like crackers. We try to substitute fresh fruit and cheese slices if they'll tolerate it (and of course, the baby gets to nurse as much as he wants). However, I'm relieved when they eat anything when they're sick! I also look to supplements, particularly during times of family illness — to help heal the sick and prevent the healthy from falling: vitamin D (we get no sunlight in Seattle in the winter!), cod liver oil (my picky kids actually love this; go figure), Thymactiv, echinacea, and probiotics.
  • Push fluids. I don't know that being well lubricated keeps germs at bay, but it can't hurt! When my kids get sick, they get dehydrated, so the more reserves, the better.
  • Keep your germs to yourself. When anyone's sick, it's smart not to share utensils and cups among family members (or strangers…). We never ever ever follow this. Just try to keep my kid away from my cup, I dare you! It doesn't matter if my kids have exactly what I have; my cup always looks more interesting. But I have become pretty ruthless about limiting playdates whenever anyone's feeling under the weather — no matter if it's our family or the others. You can't avoid everything or cloister yourself throughout the entire cold and flu season, but there's no reason to seek out sniffles. I try to be tactful about it, but I'm not afraid to cancel plans if I hear someone's feeling unwell. We also have been teaching proper coughing and sneezing etiquette (cover your mouth and nose with the crook of your elbow, as the Mythbusters proved was best), and I make sure to launder communal hand towels frequently.
  • If you're breastfeeding, keep it up. The best thing for your baby if either of you is sick is to keep on breastfeeding. And the best thing if you're not sick is to keep on breastfeeding! Breastmilk contains protective antibodies that are tailored to the germs you're both encountering. I always feel reassured about the extra fluids and immune boost Alrik gets when he's feeling poorly and just wants to nurse. If your babies or children are not breastfeeding, go for the other immune-protective steps, as I do with Mikko.
  • Let your body direct your sleep. If you're feeling sluggish at the first sign of a tickle in your throat, listen to your body's needs for sleep. I'm a big believer that adequate rest can fight off a minor illness as well as anything else. Take it as easy as your body is suggesting, and hopefully the tickle will disappear! I also throw usual naptimes and wakeup times out the window when my kids are sick and let them sleep as long as they need to. I figure their bodies are pretty knowledgeable about that sort of thing.
  • Keep active. This one seems contradictory, but it's all about listening to your body still. If you're not feeling like resting, then your body can keep on keeping on. Encouraging your kids to keep playing at home or even going outside for brief adventures can take their minds off sniffles and coughs while the exercise they're getting strengthens their immune systems.

While I'm firmly on the side of our immune systems doing their thing to fight off the bad guys and try to support my kids through their illnesses with many natural remedies, I am totally down with an appropriate use of medicine that allows them to sleep and play a little and not be miserable. I'm glad that Children's Mucinex is one of those medicines, relieving symptoms of congestion and coughing due to colds and flu, and letting Mikko continue his active day and get restful sleep at night to support his immune system's hard work. Children's Mucinex is the #1 children's brand for relieving congestion. For instance, Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold gives fast-acting relief from stuffy nose and chest congestion — symptoms that can make both of you miserable, especially if they're interfering with getting a good nap or nighttime sleep.

I like knowing what active ingredients are in the medications I'm using, so I'll go over them for you. I appreciate the inclusion of guaifenesin, which helps break up mucus so it can be effectively expelled through coughing, helping to rid the body of those pesky bugs! Phenylephrine is a decongestant to keep the runny nose at bay and clear up the nostrils so our kiddos can breathe while they're sleeping! Dextromethorphan is a nighttime wonder — while I promote effective coughing and runny noses during the day, nighttimes can be severely interrupted by uncontrollable coughing, particularly when you cosleep! So I'm pleased to have a medicine available to ensure a good night's sleep for everyone. There's also a Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold and Fever, which includes acetaminophen to help cool down your child for sleep. I know, for my kids, if a not-too-hot bath and skin-to-skin snuggling doesn't bring down the temperature, some fever reducer for bedtime is a must to make sure they can sleep soundly and boost their immune systems through rest.

Always use Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold or other products in the line as directed, which means following all the warnings and information on the product, not using any more than directed, and using only for children 4-12 years old. If you are unsure about using Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold, please consult your pediatrician.

 

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)

 

And now, you can get a coupon for $2 off your next purchase of Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold on Coupon.com!

 

Please come back for two more posts in the series about how I keep my kiddos entertained and smiling even when they're sick! I'll have some fun crafts and projects to share with you along with more tips to boost your kids' immune systems and the hidden benefits of sick days. I'm also very excited to give away a $100 CVS gift card on each post, so comment below to enter to win!


Just comment below with an answer to this question to enter the giveaway: What activity makes your child (or you!) smile when under the weather?

Please leave a valid email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!


No duplicate comments.

You may receive 1 total entry by leaving a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 2/6/2013 – 3/31/2013


Be sure to visit the Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!


170 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

My daughter likes to watch Nick Jr. when she's under the weather.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

We like to snuggle.

Domestic Diva said...

A cup of hot tea, and curling up with a good book.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Catalina said...

warm blanket and nice movie!

Megan @ Purple Dancing Dahlias said...

My kids snuggle but I don't remember that last time we were sick.

While parents must choose the drugs that they use with their kids, I find this post to be quite deceiving. Mucinex is more than 3 ingredients, here are the rest that you left out:

citric acid anhydrous,
D&C red #33, dextrose, FD&C blue #1, FD&C red #40,
flavors, glycerin, methylparaben, potassium sorbate,
propyl gallate, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified
water, saccharin sodium, sodium hydroxide, sorbitol
solution, sucralose, xanthan gum

While this product may help kids be more comfortable, it does nothing to help them recover from illness and actually inhibits the immune system from functioning properly, increasing the duration that they are sick.

kellyr78 said...

My kids enjoy a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup when they are sick and if they are well enough I usually give them a new coloring book, so we can color together.
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Rosemary Ford said...

Snuggling and watching tv

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

My children love snuggling while watching television when they are feeling under the weather. I hate for them to be sick, but secretly, I enjoy the extra snuggling! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

TheVegan said...

An immune boosting bowl of veggie noodle soup, and some chocolate! Add in Psych and I'm a happy camper.
veganvigilante_bethechange(at)yahoo.com

Holly Marie said...

Curling up in the front of the tv with a blanket and a hot beverage!

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@Megan @ Purple Dancing Dahlias: I appreciate your perspective. I agree that it's up to every family to decide what's appropriate for them. I was talking about active ingredients and have revised the post to be clearer, but the other ingredients you list I've determined to be safe in the small doses my kids would be ingesting them (up to about 2 doses a year). Many of them are sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, thickening agents, deoxidizing agents, and colorants. I can see avoiding colors if children are sensitive to them, but mine are not.

I can find no scientific evidence that treating symptoms of a cold increases its duration, even though it sounds like a good theory. I'm happy to review any links you have, though. The symptoms of a cold are caused by the immune system's inflammatory response, not by the rhinovirus itself. The sneezing and coughing and runny nose do not expel enough of the fast-replicating virus to be effective at killing it; that sort of fight is happening internally at the cellular level and will run its course regardless of the severity of symptoms. I agree that no medicine cures a cold, and no immune-boosting preparations have been shown to, either.

If you'll read my paragraph again, you'll see that we medicate only if symptoms are keeping a miserable child from getting proper rest. That's what we've prioritized for our family. Did you still mean to enter the giveaway?

Rachael said...

We are a snuggle & cuddle bunch... books, some extra pbs kids or even a movie~

Nancy M. said...

Cuddling up under his blankie and watching cartoons!

Deanna G. said...

Watching a good movie! :)


calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

Madeline Brubaker said...

My daughter likes to play a board game or watch TV when she's sick.
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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rachel said...

A special treat, like ginger ale, seems to help.

One Frugal Girl said...

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

Ashley said...

Watching movies.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Frugal Mom from California said...

He likes to watch cartoons

elena150980@yahoo.com

Wehaf said...

We love to watch The Princess Bride.

urchiken at gmail dot com

tanzer1326 said...

We like to snuggle on the couch and watch movies.

Judy B. said...

Watching favorite cartoons on tv

susan1215 said...

My kids like laying in our bed watching a movie or cartoons when they aren't feeling well.

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Jamie said...

We use the humidifier when the kids are sick and that seems to help! Thanks for hosting!

Ashley said...

My son loves playing in the bath. We usually bring his outdoor water toys in and he enjoys playing with bubbles in the toys.

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa Brown said...

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

Peggy Damon said...

cuddling up on the couch and watching a great movie brings smiles when my kiddos are under the weather

sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie Phelps said...

Coloring with me always makes him smile when he feels bad

my4boysand1@gmail.com

Courtney B said...

we watch bubble guppies or fresh beat band!

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

cjabdelnour said...

WE WOULD CUDDLE AND WATCH A MOVIE TOGETHER. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Zoopamom said...

We watch a lot of tv and snuggle

JC said...

A fun movie or cartoon with snacks work the wonder when under the weather.

Dionna @ Code Name: Mama said...

Well, Kieran would say his favorite part of being sick is getting to watch a movie every day ;)

MCantu1019 said...

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

cw said...

Cartoons, specifically Word Girl or Wild Kratts

agatewood1 said...

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

Janice said...

Snuggling and watching Dora the Explorer
tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

S Carter said...

A loving gesture from my Pug makes me smile when I am sick!

scarter305 at aol dot com

Terra H. said...

Sitting on the couch, snuggling and watching movies always makes my kids feel a little better when they're under the weather. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melinda said...

lounging on the sofa, watching cartoons or cooking shows and having snacks. it's all about showing them special attention

Chantal said...

Cuddling with momma!

chambanachik said...

Lots of snuggles! :)

chambanachik at gmail dot com

daivabaum said...

Warm blanket and a warm cup of tea with honey and milk
poniabaum at gmail dot com

Tiffany Winner said...

watching cartoons all day
thismomwins@gmail.com

Michele P. said...

we usually watch a few family friendly movies while eating something light with ginger ale and keeping plenty of meds/kleenex on hand.

Michele P. said...

sorry, left my email out... micaela6955 at msn dot com

Tamar said...

My son loves painting :)
tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

john hutchens said...

my daughter likes to snuggle up on the couch with a blanket, watch tv and having her feet rubbed

Dominique Cloutier said...

my son likes to cuddle when he doesnt feel well

Allison Downes said...

Watching cartoons or movies together

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

Terri said...

we like to play games like BattleShip where you can play while laying on the couch. Making a fort to lie in is fun too!

Rebecca Graham said...

A nice warm blanket and some coloring books.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Kim D. said...

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

cristin b said...

my daughter likes to nurse more then usual
giadasmama428@yahoo.com

sarah said...

In our house, being sick means staying in bed to rest, and watching some tv.
stigay at comcast.net

Connie Van Gheem said...

In our house, it is stay in bed and watch tv and be waited on.

dawn keenan said...

My grandson loves the special cuddles from grandma.

Katie Contests said...

Peek-a-boo is foolproof!

blog.katiecontests[at]gmail[dot]com

Marti Parks said...

A really funny movie usually works.

Unknown said...

Cuddling up under a blanket with a good movie

Janice PL said...

Lying on the couch together and watching Finding Nemo.

Sandy said...

When we just sit and listen to music.

Lily Ashley said...

when I tell them silly stories while cuddling
militaryfamof8 at gmail dot com

Katy said...

I don't have kids yet, but I'm a fun aunt! I can always get my niece to smile with a puppet show!

Thanks!

katygmorris at gmail dot com

Ari T said...

I can always get my niece to smile by chasing her (playing hide and seek) or offering her a headphone to listen to music or just talking to her! She's such a sweet-natured child!
As for myself, I love watching comedy skits on DVD. That's a guaranteed way to ensure I'll be laughing soon enough.

falses1gns at gmail dot com

crystletellerday said...

watching tv and sleeping crystlemtellerday@yahoo.com

Sarah Spear said...

Laying around the house in our PJS doing nothing!

sunkissedprncess575@gmail.com

Savannah H said...

Me and my son love laying around watching movies together when we are feeling under the weather. He also enjoys us playing tic tac toe and coloring together :)

Savlovesmakeup@gmail.com

bettycd said...
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bettycd said...

snuggling on the sofa under a blanket, with plentry of soup and a fave movie to watch.
tjandbcd at optonline dot net

MB Isaac said...

we love watching movies when the kids are sick

jeanagirl1 said...

Vitamin C, chicken noodle soup w/veggies, orange juice and then watching movies

Jeana O'donnell-Murphy

tara pittman said...

having a movie day on the couch

Jennifer the Dog Rescuer :) said...

Snuggling on the couch with his "blankie", his "binks" (he's 7 mos old) and Sesame Street! Elmo and Murray make him smile even when he's sick!!!!

jc82909 at gmail dot com

Nadya said...

Staying in bed, eating chicken soup and oranges and reading books or playing with toys. Thanks!

Rochel S said...

Cuddling on the couch and reading books! Lots of them!

rufful at gmail dot com

LaDonna Gay said...

my kids love to color, sick or not

Tina said...

playing video game with daddy
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

Ginger said...

My baby is still really little, so lots of cuddling and little games that you can do while cuddling, like peek-a-boo.

Beef McBig said...

Sitting under an electric blanket watching a good movie on netflix
beefmcbigstuff at gmail.com

Thanks!

Ashley said...

Watching movies.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

meegan whitford said...

The kids love to cuddle and watch movies and I love to relax in a hot bath

Kelly Massman said...

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

Elena Vo said...

Making brownies or cookies and then reading while cuddling on a couch :)

tariqsaleemrana at yahoo dot com

Danielle Lima said...

coloring and watching cartoons

betty baez said...

making sugar cookies :) angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

Danielle Lima said...

watching cartoons and coloring

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

my household likes to cuddle up and watch movies when feeling unwell.

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HilLesha said...

My son loves playing with his LEGOs.

hillesha@gmail.com

peg42 said...

Usually snuggling on our couch or in our king sized bed and watching movies together, make my kids feel better.
Thanks so much.
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PAIGE said...

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.
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dlhaley said...

When my daughter was young, we would watch her favorite movie and then play board games.

Stephanie said...

eating frozen yogurt!
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sohamolina said...

Reading a book keeps her happy.


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Julie Greenwood said...

Even though my daughter is 11, when she is sick (or just tired) she loves it when I read to her.

Gina Wildorchid said...

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

clc408 said...

My kids smiled and felt better when they watched a favorite movie

skkorman said...

My boy loves to watch The Wizard of Oz, over and over again!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Jason said...

We're a "Pete's Dragon" family when sick.
Thanks for the post. Good reminders.

Jason
The Cheeky Daddy

sksweeps said...

my daughter loved doing maze puzzles

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

sweepmom said...

Browsing through silly you tube videos makes my son smile when he is sick.

Tamar said...

Ice cream makes a child happy.
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Wendy Lindsey said...

When my 10 year-old daughter is under the weather I can usually get her to smile by challenging her to a starring contest or by tucking her in like I did when she was a baby.
wendy2lindsey at yahoo dot com

Stephanie Larison said...

My daughter likes to snuggle up and watch cartoons

Princess Golden Hair said...

My little one loves when I read him a book & even when he's under the weather it still brings him lots of joy

teechbiz at gmail dot com

llinda29 said...

watching videos always gets a smile

Barbara Montag said...

Eating my home made chicken noodle sound and watching kids's movies on Netflix.
Thank you.

barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

mummytotwoboys said...

Coloring and playing on his Leappad makes my son feel better

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Ken Ohl said...

watching Dora on tv it's her favorite. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Anastasia said...

Snuggling together, keeping them comfortable, and watching tv :)
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Marseira Noiloel said...

When under the weather, resting is very important.

Vesta Mason said...

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

Gina said...

Snuggles, popsicles & Caillou.

Tracey said...

Liz likes that we have an Opera Day which is singing everything instead of talking.
traymona[at]aol.com

Monique said...

When I'm not able to sit with her, my little one likes to cuddle up under a blanket on the couch and watch TV. That way I'm just a (quiet) yell away if she needs something, but she can just drift off to sleep if she feels like it, too.

Monique
monique.burkes@gmail.com

Betty C said...

Snuggling on the couch or in bed watching tv or listening to me read.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Francine said...

Watch tv together and snuggle

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Michele P. said...

one thing she likes to do is watch TV, so I let her watch her fave shows on the big screen in the living room and make her fave snacks if she feels up to eating them.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

dawns41 said...

I like to have a cup of tea and watch tv with the volume real low.
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

ky2here said...

We have a competition to see who can sneeze the loudest. I let them win, of course.

ky2here at msn dot com

Michelle Koerner said...

Grilled cheese and hot shower/bath!

smilekisses said...

The game Uno Attack.
dolniaks at consolidated dot net

tarter95 said...

Just hugging them and letting them know I am here...and maybe chicken noodle soup..
tarter95 at hotmail dot com

bdiane34 said...

We just stay in and read books, play games etc. after the fever is gone of course
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Amy said...

cuddling with me and listening to my singing always put a smile on my kids faces when they are under the weather. I don't sing that well, so it must be the cuddling that helps. LOL

amy [at] utry [dot] it

marcia goss said...

Snuggled up on the couch with blanket, pillows, and a movie.
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sy said...

My little cousin likes to make storybooks with me or watch tv when she's not feeling well, it's a nice break from constantly running around, I hope she doesn't get sick though.
songyueyu at gmail

sue14625 said...

nice cup of hot tea and a good movie when they don`t feel well

Reilly Burke said...

Building a fort to keep the bad germs away! Takes her mind off the sickness and makes her feel special!

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Diane52 said...

We snuggle in bed with a pile of our fave books
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Lynn said...

We love to watch Disney movies or snuggle up with a good book.

rawrms at gmail dot com

Ashley Morrissey said...

Snuggling in bed, watching tv together, I'll hold him and dance and sing to him :)

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

desdun31 said...

We cuddle up on the couch with her favorite blankie and watch Finding Nemo...she loves that movie!


Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

angie lilly said...

No children of my own but I remember loving to play with my Lincoln Logs when I was home sick. I used to be fascinated with the little red plastic chimney. LOL
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

samdaleo said...

My daughter likes to read, draw and watch DVDs when she is sick.

Thanks!
Samantha
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

Lkay107 said...

i like to watch cartoons.

Laurie Nemeth said...

WOw that is just such a cute idea.. love it. we normally watch tv, eat soup and drink clear liquids.

Laurie Nemeth said...

WOw that is just such a cute idea.. love it. we normally watch tv, eat soup and drink clear liquids.

sparkedcat said...

The best activity is to read a book together.

Ken Ohl said...

watching her dora videos. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

kathy pease said...

when I am not feeling well I like to do crossword puzzles

kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

slehan said...

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

Erica Best said...

snack on juck food and watch movies

Erica Best said...

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loni broesch said...

watching movies



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Kim (Randominities) said...

My girl watches the wizard of oz when she is sick.

asketcher2@hotmail.com

brendaelsner said...

My kids love to cuddle and watch movies when they are sick.

brat52101 at yahoo dot com

Angel Jacklyn said...

MAKING FORTS EVERYWHERE... A MESS OUTTA THE HOUSE =)

kytah00@yahoo.com

daveshir2005 said...

She likes to be read to

daveshir2005@yahoo.com

Kari Flores said...

A warm bath & Hot Chicken Noodle Soup.

BusyWorkingMama said...

We like to snuggle together on the couch or take a family nap.
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Wendy Rozema said...

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

maryjaco1 said...

Reading and coloring books.

pauline15 said...

When my son is sick, he just likes to cuddle on the couch with me along with his favorite cartoon!
pauline15_01(at)Hotmail(dot)com

cassandra said...

We read and color!
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clynsg said...

When they were little, usually just some extra cuddling and being read to would make them smile at least a little.

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Gina F. said...

When we are under the weather we like to watch tv and eat popsicles.

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/\Heather/\ said...

Drawing, chatting with friends, if they're available, watching DVDs...

Nicole Larsen said...

Cuddling, watching movies and having ice cream :)

pittsy82@hotmail.com

MANDY83 said...

watching movies and peanut butter and marshmallows sandwiches.

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Anash said...

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

Tabathia said...

coloring and watching tv

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

candy said...

my 6 year old loves to snuggle with he Hippo and watch her favorite shows wilcarvic
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