Readers share their stay-healthy tips

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).”

John Gould

“Chicken soup and a warm mist humidifier, lots of hugs and Caillou.”

Lisa Coleman

“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.”

Lanita Schumacher

“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!”

Maria Dorchack

“Lots and lots of hand washing. The kids don’t even complain about it, they just do it!”

Gerreann Froberg

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