This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Infants’ Strength Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine. This is not intended as medical advice or diagnosis.
With four kids, I've learned how crazy the cold and flu season can be for my family. As much as I'd like to think that my preventative measures done at home could thwart the spread to other family members, it's pretty much a given for our household that someone will get sick! Colds are inevitable with our large family, and for littles like my 18 month old who needs time to build up an immunity, we want to make sure we try our best to keep our bigs’ germs and viruses at bay. Today, I’m sharing with you some essentials for cold and flu season that we stock up on to assist our busy family and makes life a little easier when the cold decides to come for a little visit.
Boogie Wipes. Yes, these are totally worth it over regular wipes. I don't know why. Maybe it's the grape scent, maybe it's the special formulation of moisture, but Boogie Wipes make it super easy to wipe off that grime off their little noses without a fight!
NoseFrida Baby Aspirator. This thing is amazing. I know, some parents think it's totally gross, but the Nose Frida allows you to suction as much mucus as you can so your baby can rest a little easier when sleeping.
Humidifier. My humidifier is going on 7 years strong. Each year, this thing comes out for at least a week or two with one of my kids. During colder times of year, our house can become quite dry, especially upstairs. Our version has a slot for adding vaporizing pads that helps allow my baby breathe easier at night.
Thermometers, plural. I have one in each of the bathrooms and one in my diaper bag for when we’re traveling. Having multiple thermometers will help alleviate any concerns if you think your child has a temperature -- no matter where you are. I’m a fan of the digital rectal thermometer because they give the most accurate reading out of any other thermometers out there.
Stocking up on cold & fever medicine. Be prepared! Make sure you have acetaminophen in both liquid and suppository form on-hand for the cold/flu season. In the event your child is unable or unwilling to swallow oral medication, an acetaminophen suppository is a safe alternative to the liquid form and always provides an accurate dose with no mess. Stocking up on remedies will definitely help when you least expect a cold! If you have a baby or toddler that develops a fever, it might be a little more concerning. I stock up on FeverAll® Infants’ Strength Acetaminophen Suppositories because it has fewer inactive ingredients than the leading acetaminophen oral liquid brand.*
That means no parabens, no high-fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and no preservatives. When your kiddo is sick, the last thing you want to do is leave for the drugstore at the least opportune time. For more information on FeverAll and current coupon offers, visit FeverAll.com. For more details, check out the series of FeverAll® Hot Topic videos featuring pediatric nurse practitioner, mom of two, and member of the Mommy MD Guides team Megan Jolin (FeverAll is a Mommy MD Guides recommended product).
Acetaminophen is one of the most recommended non-prescription medications by healthcare professionals – including pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners – for temporary fever reduction and relief of minor aches and pain in infants and children. FeverAll® is the only national brand of acetaminophen in suppository form and is available in three strengths for children from 6 months to 12 years of age. For more than 30 years, caregivers have relied on the accuracy and convenience of FeverAll®. With FeverAll® Suppositories, caregivers can be assured that children will receive the accurate dose of acetaminophen labeled on the package vs. needing to measure liquid oral acetaminophen.
*vs. Infant’s Tylenol and Infants’ Motrin Oral Suspension
Fever isn’t something to fear. It simply means the body is doing its natural job of fighting off an infection. Just because your child feels warm doesn’t mean they have a fever. Caregivers can overdress babies, even in colder weather, which can actually make them hot and fussy. Always confirm with a rectal temperature reading before administering any fever-reducing medication. Contact your pediatrician with any questions about your children’s fever, particularly if your child is younger than six months of age.