Keeping My Children Healthy During Flu Season

I was invited by the One2One Network and Boiron to write about how I keep my children and family healthy during flu season.

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What I Do To Keep My Family Healthy

I am not a huge fan of regular cold and flu medicines but rather washing hands, hand sanitizers and keeping my children healthy through getting plenty of vitamin C.

We have hand soap and hand sanitizers beside our kitchen sink, in our cars and in the bathroom near that sink. My children are taught to wash their hands before and after eating a meal as well as to wash as soon as we get back from a movie theater, playground or similar public area.  My theory on keeping children healthy is to teach them good hygiene practices, it’s really all I can do aside from them getting the seasonal flu shot.

Will I Give My Children the H1N1 Flu Shot?

I will be very honest about this, I did give my children the seasonal flu shot the past couple years, however, I did not use it during the first year it was out. I had heard too much about how sick some people got on it. As with all medications and vaccines, every person is different. This year I will be honest that I am uncertain if I will give my children the H1N1 flu vaccine, as of right now our pediatrician doesn’t have it in, they only had the seasonal flu vaccine and so the kids got that.

I am leaving the opinion of H1N1 up to my ex for my daughter and with our boys, well I am going to research the vaccine a bit more because I am the type to research a medication and vaccine prior to giving it to my child.

Conclusion

Keeping my children and family healthy is a simple combination of ensuring they get enough vitamins, are up to date on vaccines and practice good hygiene.  That is all we can do to keep our family healthy. I do make sure to have cold and flu medications on hand should the need arise to use them, although medications are a back up, and not used right away.

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Make it a Happy Day!

Disclosure: Keeping with the new FTC rule that will be set forth for bloggers to have a disclosure effective December 1st, I have to dislose that this post was sponsered by the One2One Network and I didn’t recieve money for this post, I do get to receive a free full size sample of all 3 of Boirons children’s products (shown in image above).

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5 comments

  1. Christie - The ChatterBox (1 comments) says:

    I am SO loving this stuff! I got samples at Type A Mom and Blogalicious and have already put them to use on myself and my kids. Just one or two doses for each of us and whatever symptoms we had were gone! It makes me feel good that I am giving us the “good stuff”, ya know!
    .-= Christie – The ChatterBox´s last blog ..The Ghost of Fat Pants Past =-.

  2. Dawn (Painter Mommy) (100 comments) says:

    I too have been hesitant about the flu shot and H1N1 vaccine. I have heard mixed reviews on them. My children have not yet gotten the flu shot and I am trying to do the same as you to keep them clean and healthy. It is hard though, because since they are in school they tend to always pick up something.

    Well, keep up the good work mama! I will have to try that cold medicine out. It looks great. Thanks for sharing about it.

    OK, chat soon! DAWN
    .-= Dawn (Painter Mommy)´s last blog ..Small Children and the Time Change Nightmare =-.

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