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Medicine Cabinet Essentials: Items to Keep On Hand During Winter

Medicine Cabinet Essentials: Items to Keep On Hand During Winter

The holidays are a much-needed break in the year, but winter isn't close to over yet. There are still months of cold and flu season left to power through, and no matter how many precautions you take, your family may end up getting sick. It always makes sense to stock up early, so that you're not stuck driving to the store sick, or when your child wakes up coughing in the middle of the night. That's why we've put together a list of everything you need to get through the winter!


1. Children's Robitussin Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM

Cold season is tough on kids. Chest congestion can be extremely uncomfortable, even more so for children who already have allergies or asthma. When they've got a bad cold, give them fast and effective relief with Children's Robitussin. This non-drowsy formula is specially designed for children ages 6 and over, relieving coughing and bronchial irritation without tiring them out. And Robitussin's formula contains 19.2% of True Source Certified honey, allowing the medication to go down easy and taste great. Gluten free, Robitussin Honey contains no artificial colors, making this a great option for many children with sensitivities and allergies. Stop even the nastiest coughing and congestion and get your child back on their feet with Children's Robitussin Honey!


2. Advil Junior Strength Grape Chewables

Colds are bad, but the flu is worse. The aches and pains that accompany a fever can be rough no matter what age you are, but so much worse when you're a kid. When the flu sets in, fight back against fever with Advil Junior Strength Chewables! Specially designed for children ages 6 to 11, Advil Junior Strength provides up to 8 hours of relief from pain and fever. Delicious grape flavor and chewable tablets make this medication easy to swallow, so that kids can stand it even when sick. The flu can be dangerous -- make sure you're doing everything you can to alleviate its symptoms by using Advil Junior Strength Chewables!


3. Safetec Instant Hand Sanitizer Packets with Aloe 

With flu season underway, one of the most effective preventative measures you can take is disinfecting your home. It's easy to catch illnesses at school or work, so why not choose an economical, easy way to handle them? These Safetec Hand Sanitizer Packets include an antiseptic that is designed to kill germs and bacteria on the skin when soap and water isn't readily available. Small, individual packets make it easy for infection control, and allow children to carry them in their pockets wherever they go. They are lightly scented, also enriched with aloe to moisturize, and are made for single use to reduce the risk of cross contamination. This package includes 144 packets for an extremely low price, so set up the box in an easy-to-reach place for your children and get them in the habit of carrying them with their school supplies!


4. Listerine Smart Rinse for Kids

Christmas is one of the biggest holidays of the year for sweets; every year Americans spend $1.4 billion on candy for it, trailing only Halloween and Easter. To help safeguard your child's oral health, try Listerine Smart Rinse for Kids! This flavored oral rinse has been proved to reduce cavities by 40% as compared to brushing alone. With only sixty seconds of swishing a day, your child's teeth will become three times harder. An included dosage meter makes it easy for children to pour the right amount. Make cavity prevention fun with Listerine Smart Rinse!


5. Dynarex Instant Cold Pack

Winter may be a slow season for many people, but doctors recommend you stay active and kids definitely heed this advice. The chance for injury during the season, even something as simple as a sprain or a pulled muscle, is always present, moreso if your child plays a winter sport. Dynarex's instant cold pack is a cryotherapy ice pack for injuries to reduce swelling. Ready when you need them, the cold packs require no special preparation or refrigeration. Store them at room temperature and activate them in an instant with a firm squeeze and a gentle shake. These are an ideal and affordable option for your children to carry with their equipment for whatever winter sport or activity they love!

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