How To Make a Sick Day Survival Kit + Giveaway

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and 20th Century Fox.

Seeing your child sick can leave you feeling helpless. I often wish I could trade places especially when they’re uncomfortable and up tossing and turning all night. We’ve been pretty lucky this winter so far but there’s a virus and the flu going around at school, so I’m hoping it misses our household, especially with the baby. In case those dreaded sick germs make their way into our house, I make sure to keep the medicine cabinet stocked. Having a child home sick from school is never any fun, and especially not if you have to run to the store to get medicine. To be prepared, you should always have a ‘sick day survival kit’ at home to help you through those Sick just got real™ moments!

Sick Day Survival Kit

Sick Day Survival Kit:

  • Thermometer
  • Cough/Cold medicine
  • Fever/pain reducer
  • Tissues
  • New toothbrush
  • Soup
  • Flat ginger ale
  • Blanket
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Movie

I’m almost always up to date with expiration dates but last month when I was packing for vacation, (I always pack fever reducer and cough/cold medicine) I noticed a couple bottles were newly expired. I’m pretty good with expiration dates so it caught me by surprise to see they were expired. I guess having the expired bottles is a good thing as it means my children haven’t been sick and they expired before we could use them up. I quickly discarded them and opened up new bottles that were in our stock closet.

When was the last time you checked expiration dates?

If it’s been awhile, go take a quick peak in your medicine cabinet. It’s better to find out now, then the day your child is sick.

Sick Day Survival Kit for Kids

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How To Make a Sick Day Survival Kit

Do you have a sick day remedy or does your child have a favorite item that they turn to for comfort?


Win a Sick Day Survival Kit Prize Pack!

One lucky reader will win a $25 Target gift card and Pfizer Pediatric products [Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape, Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion, Children’s Dimetapp® Cough & Cold and (1) 20th Century Fox DVD (either Ice Age: Collision Course, The Sandlot, or The Peanuts Movie).
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  1. Sarah Hall says:

    Always make sure that with the chicken soup, fluids and meds, we give them lots of love as everyone needs it when they are sick.

  2. Nannypanpan says:

    Children’s Advil has saved me many times when my kids are sick

  3. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  4. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My niece has a favorite blanket that comforts her when she doesn’t feel good.

  5. Steve Weber says:

    This is the perfect survival kit for anyone sick!

  6. Dana Rodriguez says:

    What a great lineup of products! We have been lucky enough not to get sick so far this winter.

  7. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I use these meds to help my kids feel better when we are sick. I also cuddle them up and give them lots of love.

  8. Annmarie W. says:

    What a great idea! Those medications do help, but what’s most helpful is usually getting your child’s mind off of how bad they feel. A movie’s a great way to do that!

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