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Being Prepared For Sick Kids

No one wants to get sick. No one wants to have sick kids. Getting sick is never convenient. Nothing ever happens when your kids have a week off school, or when you have time off of work. The point is you have to be ready at a moment’s notice for your kids to be sick.

There are a few things I keep on hand to make sure I am always ready when the germs take over.

I received samples and compensation for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own.


Liquids- No matter what kind of symptoms your child is showing, staying hydrated is so important. I always remember my mom bringing me 7Up when I had an upset stomach. Water is probably the best option, but when you need your child to be hydrated, fruit smoothies or other healthy options will work great. Have some fun with popsicles made from smoothie or juice.

Acetaminophen- If my child’s temperature is up, I keep a really close eye on them. Besides making sure they are hydrated and running a bath for them, I usually check in with their pediatrician if their temperature is making me worry. Their doctor can easily tell me if I need to give them some acetaminophen and what dosage is appropriate, given their weight.


Saline- Man, this stuff seems to fix everything! So much of my kids comfort is based on how stuffy their nose is, saline sets them right. We keep one bottle on hand for each kid, I don’t want to pass those sick germs around. I highly recommend picking up a nasal aspirator as well, they work wonders for those little kiddos who can’t blow their nose yet.


Chicken Soup- Sometimes it is all about the comfort when you have sick kids. Nothing makes it better like a bowl of warm chicken soup and some crackers or toast. I always keep a couple cans of broth at the back of the pantry just in case.

SayAhh!- The worst part about kids being sick is knowing whether or not you need to take them into the pediatrician’s office. Every time I am forced to take my kids to the “sick” side of the office, I cringe to think about all of the germs that are hanging out in there, ready to make my kiddo sicker than they already are. Many illnesses start with a sore throat, but 90% of them are viral- better known as the common cold. Wouldn’t it be nice to know if that sore throat was something to be worried about?


SayAhh! is just the tool you need in your home to know if you need to head into the doctor’s office. The SayAhh! Sore Throat Home Exam Aid package includes a patented, scientifically-designed oral retractor and flashlight to help parents and caregivers easily observe a child’s throat, a chart with medical-grade illustrations and descriptions of six common throat ailments, and a health management program at its website and the new SayAhh! Exam Guide App, providing a solid basis for comparison to what should be seen in a normal throat, in order to better report to their doctor to determine if an office visit is necessary. It is recommended by pediatricians, family physicians and pharmacists nationwide. It was designed by a doctor for advanced function and ease of use by non-professionals.


The SayAhh! Sore Throat Home Exam Aid is not intended to diagnose or prevent any diseases, but rather, to encourage parents and caregivers to observe their child’s throat easily and accurately with the aid of the SayAhh! oral retractor. Then they can compare what is seen on the reference chart or the app photo gallery and tell their healthcare providers what they have observed. I love using SayAhh! to determine whether or not I need to head into the doctor’s office. It saves me time, saves me money, and gives me peace of mind.

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.


Saturday 22nd of August 2015

I know, right? It is incredible, because it is not if this happens - it's when it happens - kids do get sick


Saturday 22nd of August 2015

This is so great! Such a must for my kids, they hate saying ahhh.

Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

Friday 21st of August 2015

My kids definitely get sick more often than I would like! It definitely pays to be prepared!

nicole b

Friday 21st of August 2015

I think this is so helpful! Seeing way back into kids' throats is hard to do.

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