Stay Well This Cold and Flu Season


hylandskids_blue-01-1024x662*This post is sponsored – but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers.  

I don’t know about you, but although I LOVE this time of year, (the pumpkin spice, the fall recipes, the holidays) I HATE the cold and flu! I hate that feeling you get in the morning, where your throat is a little scratchy, and you just know it’s coming… And as awful as it is for moms to be sick, we power through, but when our kids are sick, it’s a different story.  There is nothing worse than a sick kid.  How many of you have slept on the floor in your baby’s room?  How many of you have stayed up ALL night rocking them in a rocking chair trying to comfort them?  We have all been there.  

Here are a few things we can do to help our family and kids get through the cold and flu season:

  1.  Wash hands.  Sounds easy, yes, but when you are moving fast and managing a few kids, you might forget!  I try to remember to have my kids wash their hands each time they enter our house from being out and before they eat.  After leaving school, I use sanitizing gel or wipes to clean their hands after we get in the car seat.  If you make it part of your routine, your child might actually help you remember! My husband and I wash our hands too.  We don’t need germs from work, the bank, or the grocery store making their way into the house either.  (Now, I know you must think I am a germaphobe.  But I actually have a degree in Microbiology and think germs are good for our kids’ immune systems.  I just don’t care for the flu!)
  2. Keep your kids home when they are sick.  Be respectful.  If everyone did this, we could prevent so many illnesses at school.  Sometimes you are on the fence, I understand, but if your child has had a fever in the last 24 hours, I don’t want them playing with my kid.  
  3. Stay hydrated and rested.  This season can be tough on your family’s immune systems so help support them with rest and water. 
  4. Consider a flu shot.  Talk to your doctor and see if that is right for your family. 
  5. Be alert when you’re out and about.  If you see someone sick, politely stay away. Your kid doesn’t need to share a snack with the kid at the playground who has watery eyes.  Also, clean the carts at the grocery store.  My son is usually eating a snack while sitting in the cart touching everything! Use the wipes they have at the door to give the cart handles a little clean.  Seriously, who cares if someone judges you.  There is nothing worse than a sick kid, remember!

Ok, so now you know my tips, but what happens if this creepy little bug gets into the house, which we all know it inevitably will at some point. That’s when you need real help.  Did you know that Hyland’s makes a cough and cold homeopathic treatment for kids?

A word from Hyland’s:

coldcough_valuegrape_front_facing-727x1024“Our formulas are always safe & effective, made with natural ingredients, free of artificial color and flavors and free of stimulant side effects. We believe that safe, effective and natural health care solutions should be easily accessible to all. Hyland’s Homeopathy is the oldest manufacturer of homeopathic medicines in the US, we are committed to providing natural solutions for families at every stage of life.”

“Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ‘n Cough Day and Night Combo Pack with Natural Grape Flavor provides natural relief of common cold symptoms in children including coughing, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose and nasal and chest congestion and occasional sleeplessness. Our products have multi-symptom relief without stimulant side effects.”

Here’s the best part- Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ‘n Cough Day and Night has no Alcohol, Sugar, Dyes, Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Pseudoephedrine or Dextromethorphan!  It’s all natural!  

Right now Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ‘n Cough Day and Night is exclusively at Costco just in time for Costco Mom Hour, November 4th.  Come join us and stock up on some Hyland’s. Help your little ones this cold and flu season, because remember there is nothing worse than a sick kid! 

*Disclaimer: Consult Medical Professional before use. Always read and follow label directions. The uses for our products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.


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Kelly migrated to San Francisco in 2009 after living in Chicago, Florida, and growing up in Texas. She is happy now to call the Bay Area her home. She is a licensed Physician Assistant and previously worked in OBGYN and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. With the support of her husband and college sweetheart, Rob, she took a break from medicine to do something more creative! In addition to running San Francisco Moms Blog, Kelly is mommy to Mr. Gavin and Mr. Byron. She is happy to be the princess of the house! When she is not working or chasing her boys, she loves cooking, college football, and spending time and traveling with her family.


  1. Good to know, when there are so many scary children’s cold medicine choices out there, Hyland’s 4 kids Cold n’ Cough sounds like a safe choice.
    Thanks for the heads up.


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