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Why is it that when mom falls sick, more often than not, she has to keep going? Life doesn’t seem to stop just because mom caught a cold. Does that sound familiar? It does over here. Kids, carpool, sports, dinner; they all must go on even if this mom’s nose is running and all she wants to do is crawl into bed.
Since there’s really no Day Off (or anyone to call in a Sick Day, for that matter), this busy mom doesn’t have the time to come down with a cold! Really, it’s such a nuisance to wake up with a sore throat or a case of the sneezes, don’t you think?
So that’s why, as soon as the weather starts to change, I keep those vital cold and flu products on hand. Sort of like my own homemade cold and flu wellness kit so that this mom – and her crazy active family – can all stay healthy this busy time of year!
Here’s how to make your own DIY cold and flu kit + a 10-minute DIY hot pad…
How to Make a Cold and Flu Kit to Stay Healthy This Winter
Keep your family moving this cold and flu season with a DIY winter wellness kit!
These also make for super easy “get better” gifts for a sick friend and are great to have on hand when (holiday) guests come to visit. Gift baskets are much easier to put together than you may think; they only take minutes and can be done very affordably.
Supplies: (Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold and Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM should not be used at the same time)
– Large tea mug
– Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold
– Abreva® Pump Cold Sore and Fever Blister Treatment
– Breathe® Right Extra Clear Nasal Strips
– Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes
– Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM
– Optional: Storage basket + DIY rice hot/cold pad (instructions below)
how to make winter wellness kits to beat the cold and flu
There’s nothing quite as annoying to a mom’s life than being sick. And come wintertime, the odds of coming down with a cold, or worse the flu, seem to only skyrocket. And this is why this mom tries to keep a well-stocked medicine cabinet as soon as those chilly winds start to blow!
Start with a mug-full of winter wellness…
Even though coffee is my thing, when I’m sick I’ll take a cup of hot tea anytime. However, I can now use my single-serve coffee maker to treat the symptoms of the cold and flu with an overstuffed large mug of Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold. Who knew?! I can now get temporary relief of those cold-induced and flu-induced headaches, congestion and body aches, a cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, and minor sore throat pain with Theraflu Power Pods. It also temporarily reduces fever. (Available in both Daytime and Nighttime formulations.)
Making a “get better” kit? Add a bottle of the NEW! Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM to provide hours of coughing relief. This new honey flavor cough relief is gluten free with no artificial colors and made with true source certified honey.
how to make a 10-minute DIY hot pad
When you succumb to those cold and flu body aches, there’s nothing quite like a little heat! Enjoy your hot mug of tea while soothing those cold-induced aches and pains with a 10-minute DIY hot (or cold) pad… It’s also a great way to make a dent in your fabric stash!
Start by cutting two strips of fabric the same size. I used my pinking sheers so I didn’t have to worry about fraying seams. Pin the wrong sides together, only THREE sides though.
Sew THREE of the sides together, leaving the fourth end open.
Pour the rice in. Pin and sew close. Heat for a few seconds for soothing relief. (Or freeze, depending on your needs.)
keep the family healthy with DIY cold and flu care kits
Whether it’s you, one of your kiddos or a sick neighbor, keep everyone around you as healthy as possible with a well-stocked DIY cold and flu care kits.
In addition to Theraflu Power Pods and Robitussin cough relief, I try to have Abreva® Pump Cold Sore and Fever Blister Treatment for illness-induced cold sore relief. Abreva can heal your cold sore in 2 1/2 days*.
I also stock up on Breathe® Right Extra Clear Nasal Strips. Whether it’s you or your spouse, get relief from nighttime snoring from nasal congestion. These little adhesive strips are drug-free and safe to use with any sleep medication.
I wipe down my kitchen counters, my kid’s lunchboxes and when I think of it, door knobs and light switches with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes. They can be used on any hard, non-porous surface. I try to do this regularly so I can wipe away 99.9% of the most common allergens**
Mom or not, no one really has the time to come down with a cold, or worse, the flu. There’s too much life to be live!
In addition to keeping tissues in my car, in my purse and wherever runny noses show up, keep your medicine cabinet well-stocked this wintertime with cold essentials like Theraflu Power Pods, Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Abreva, Breathe Right, and Robitussin cough relief.
Or, send “get better soon” with a DIY winter wellness care package for an ill friend and neighbor.
Save on Cold and Flu Products at Kroger Stores
I shop weekly at my local Fry’s Kroger grocery store. It is my go-to place for keeping my family healthy, happy and on-the-go. I found all these cold and flu products there. I found everything I needed for my Cold and Flu Wellness Kits there.
Starting on December 9th through January 26th, get $1 Off Any Theraflu Product AND $2 off Theraflu Power Pods, 12ct Powders, 40ct Caplets, and Syrups Twinpack.
Enjoy a $1.25 off coupon on Robitussin until January 4th.
Stay healthy, friends!
More DIY Ideas for Kids-Family:
- Make a backyard sandbox for the kids with $2 redwood fence posts
- Turn (clean) paint can lids into DIY superhero wall decor
- How to make a fence-mounted kids outdoor chalkboard
- Turn that vintage stacking ring toy into a fun playroom mobile
- Show off your wild side with DIY animal ear headbands
- Turn a hand towel into a DIY travel cosmetic pouch
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Theraflu-(c) 2018 the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use all products only as directed. Read label and follow directions.
Abreva, Breathe Right, Robitussin – Use only as directed. Read label and follow directions.
*When used at the first sign, median healing time was 4.1 days; 25% healed in 2.5 days.
**Use Clorox products as directed for removal of non-living allergens like pet dander, dust mite matter and pest matter on hard nonporous surfaces in your home. Keep out of reach of children.