Now that my boys are around other children for the majority of the day and the weather has gotten chilly, the start of the inevitable cold and flu season is here. In fact, just last week I had to bring Zackary home from school early because his stomach was hurting. It was a good thing I did; a few minutes after getting him settled on the couch with a blanket and a bucket, he started vomiting.
For the most part my boys are incredibly healthy and hearty. Born and raised on the prairies, they’re resiliant kids that tend to beat back colds even when other children are knocked out by the latest virus. But when they do get sick, they really get sick! That’s why I try to make sure that they’re always as healthy as they can be.
I start by making sure that the boys are taking a good multivitamin every day. They can both be picky about what kind of food they eat so making sure that they are getting essential vitamins and minerals is a must. I also make sure that they spend at least an hour outside in the backyard playing every day too. Jumping on the trampoline, swinging and playing in the sandbox helps to keep their bodies strong and able to fight off whatever virus is going around.
And when playtime is over, the boys always head into the bathroom to wash up with a little help from our Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System. The boys love the way the soap instantly dispenses into their hands so that they can wash up without any help from me. And I love that they’re always excited about washing away germs and dirt!
With a few simple steps, I should be able to keep my boys healthy and happy even through the cold winter months. While they’ll inevitably end up getting sick once or twice, I’ll do anything I can to make sure that they can enjoy the snowy season as much as they enjoy summer and by minimizing their exposure to germs and ensuring that they are healthy and strong, I know they’ll have plenty of chances for winter fun!
Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.