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Create a Bundle Up and Get Well Basket This Winter
When all of our kids were little (I’m talking ten kids under ten) sickness wiping through our tribe was miserable. I can remember one morning, after being up all night with various kids, running to the 24-hour grocery store at 5 am to stock up on cold medicine. Chuck offered to go, but I was desperate to escape the house and sick kids. Even if just for a 30 minute trip to the store and back.
In November I wrote about how to keep your family well during the winter. While I stand behind that post 100% and have seen great results in our family, the truth is no matter what we do for preventing, sickness will get us all at one time or another. My goal this year is to create systems that will make my life run more smoothly. One tangible system I’m creating is putting together a Bundle Up and Get Well Basket full of all the supplies we (or a friend) may need during sickness.
What to Include in Your Bundle Up and Get Well Basket
Include Tea in Your Get Well Basket
I am a coffee drinker for sure but I’ll tell you what, when I’m sick, I want to sip tea with honey. Two of my favorites for sickness are Lipton Soothe Your Tummy Tea and Lipton Bedtime Bliss Tea.
Lipton’s wellness teas are a blend of delicious botanicals and essential oils that taste great. I love to sip the Lipton Bedtime Bliss Tea (an herbal infusion that sings you to sleep, like a lullaby in a cup*) in the evenings as I get ready for bed.
Lipton Soothe Your Tummy Tea is an herbal infusion for those times your tummy feels less than its best.* It contains ginger, peppermint, and natural essential oils to soothe your tummy.
Tea with local honey is a go-to in our house anytime someone is sick or has a sore throat.
Abreva® Pump Cold Sore and Fever Blister Treatment
No one enjoys having a cold sore breakout or fever blister. They are painful and ugly. Abreva is designed to heal and is best used at the first sign of an outbreak. It is the only FDA approved OTC medicine to shorten healing time.** This is the kind of product you want to have onhand, not one you have to run out and buy during an outbreak.
Emergen-C Immune+® Super Orange Gummies
Chuck loves the fizzy drink but I prefer the Emergen-C Immune+® Super Orange Gummies so we keep both on hand. Emergen-C Immune+® Super Orange Gummies naturally supports your immune system with high potency Vitamin C and antioxidants, and contains natural fruit flavors.*
Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM
I like Robitussin Honey for fighting coughs and cold symptoms in one product. It is certified gluten free, made with true source certified honey, and has no artificial colors. It works fast and gives hours of relief.
Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold
You all know that I am a huge fan of my Keurig. I use it for tea, oatmeal, coffee and now, colds! Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold are fast acting and work with most single cup coffee machines. They quickly help reduce cold symptoms including: headache, minor aches and pains, cough, and fever so you can have powerful relief without a prescription.
(Remember, Theraflu Power Pods Nighttime Severe Cold and Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM should not be used at the same time.)
I was able to grab all the products you see here (cute baskets included) at my local Fred Meyer store.
Quick Non-Perishable Meals for Sickness
I had the flu when I was pregnant with Tucker. I spent a week only moving between my bed, the bathroom, and the couch (to supervise my 8 kids under 8). Adalia (age 8) would get up and make a huge pot of oatmeal for her siblings to have for breakfast. My mom would come over mid morning and watch the kids until naptime. I have never forgotten how horrible it is to be home sick with little ones who still need to be fed (no matter how sick mom is). So, I have included a couple of non-perishable foods, some my favorite disinfectant, and a fun DVD in my Bundle Up and Get Well Basket.
Easy Non-Perishable Meals
I really wanted to be able to include a few quick meals in my Get Well Basket. I wanted them to be non-perishable (rather than freezer meals). Some ideas are:
* canned soup and crackers
* pasta and canned sauce
* granola bars
* summer sausage
You all know how much I love Hydrogen Peroxide for cleaning and disinfecting, so I included a pack of wipes or spray in my kit as well.
All of these are packaged and on-the-ready if I (or a friend) gets sick and needs a little help.
Do you do anything to prep for sickness ahead of time? Remember my Storm Prepping post? Or do you just go with the flow and hope for the best?
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.
**When used at the first sign, median healing time was 4.1 days; 25% healed in 2.5 days.
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