We're well into winter and as every parent knows, the sniffles
aren't far behind, if they haven't come already. Readers at
ChicagoParent.com recently shared their best tips for trying to
keep everyone in the house well.
"Lots of hand washing both before and after meals. Brushing the
teeth at least twice a day. Taking a multi-vitamin (especially
important for kids)."
"Chicken soup and a warm mist humidifier, lots of hugs and
"We wash our hands all the time. Antiseptic hand gel goes with us
everywhere! We take our vitamins every day. We get plenty of rest.
And we try to keep stress levels low."
"Washing hands for as long as it takes to sing the alphabet, lots
of zinc, vitamin C, garlic (need to think of creative ways to put
in food for little ones), bedtime stories for young and old (older)
and definitely a nice hot bowl of great chicken noodle soup."
Norma Jean Valdez
"Of course hand washing, a lot of rest, a healthy diet and
exercise, but remember when you start to feel a little under the
weather it's time for extra fluids including V8 V-Fusion juices (my
4-year-old loves the blueberry pomegranate flavor) and Campbell's
chicken noodle soup. It's ummmm ummmmm good!"
"Lots and lots of hand washing. The kids don't even complain about
it, they just do it!"
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