It’s 4:30am and I am woken by the sound no parent wants to hear – coughing. And not just a little congested coughing, but the hardcore, we’re now all up for the day kind. I am instantly a mix of emotions – sadness for my son who obviously isn’t feeling well, annoyance that I have to deal with it, and hope that it doesn’t last too long… for all of our sake’s!
I knew it was coming. It’s fall, my kids have been in school for several weeks now and well, we live in Cincinnati. This trifecta is sure to cause a vicious cold at some point and it seems it has officially infiltrated our house. Our son was sick most of the fall and winter months of his first year, so now that he’s almost four, we are armed and ready.
I head in to his room (after I’ve started a BIG pot of coffee), and mentally prepare myself to get him better and just make it through the day. Thankfully, I have a tried and true tool box of resources to help me out.
- his favorite stuffed animal
- Mickey on TV
- and I’m on my second cup of coffee
He has all of classic cold symptoms – runny nose, bad cough, and a slight fever. At age one, I would’ve immediately called the doctor and begged for an answer to make him feel better. Three years and another child later, I now know better.
When he turned two, his doctor told me about the secret to helping my toddler overcome the everyday cold – Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold n’ Cough.
Ever since then, I’ve kept our cabinet stocked with Hyland’s, both the daytime and nighttime versions.
Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ‘n Cough Day and Night Combo Pack with Natural Grape Flavor provides natural relief of common cold symptoms in children including coughing, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose and nasal and chest congestion and occasional sleeplessness.*** It is designed to have multi-symptom relief without stimulant side effects. Its formula is designed for kids 2 years old and up and is alcohol free, sugar free and dye free. It contains no Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Pseudoephedrine or Dextromethorphan. Hyland’s developed this medicine to help kids get the rest they need to heal from colds and coughs. No sedatives and no next-morning grogginess.
***Disclaimer: Always consult your kid’s pediatrician before use. Always read and follow label directions. The uses for these products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.
My son is extremely picky and refuses pretty much ALL medicine. We’ve always had to play Houdini to get him to take anything… until Hyland’s. So by 5:30am, he’s had his first dose and the coughing starts to subside.
As motherhood goes, when my daughter wakes up, she also has a runny nose. It’s not terrible, but my intuition tells me…it’s coming. I’ve already cancelled any plans we had, so I give her some Cold n’ Cough as well and we snuggle in for a day of movies. Since Hyland’s is homeopathic, has natural ingredients, is free of artificial color and flavors and free of stimulant side effects, I don’t have to feel like I am pumping them full of things they don’t need.
After naps, both kids are feeling better and have even spent some quality time in time-out. By some miracle, I’m actually able to make dinner in peace and get all the way to bedtime until both kids start sliding downhill again. That’s the beauty of the combo pack – thank goodness for the nighttime version! By 8pm, both little ones are fast asleep and I’m not too far behind them.
Sick days are no fun, and this time of year, they are inevitable. When you have very young children, it can be so frustrating to understand their symptoms and then know how to treat them. We all know a runny nose can’t slow us down too much, or else we would be quarantined for most of the next few months! I plan on arming myself with Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ’n Cough Day and Night Combo Pack with Natural Grape Flavor, so we can continue on, business and fun as usual!
And talk about great timing…you can pick up your own combo pack at Costco at the upcoming Costco Mom Hour on Friday, November 4th! Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ’n Cough Day and Night Combo Pack with Natural Grape Flavor is exclusively available nationwide only at Costco now through February 2017.
Hyland’s and Costco both understand moms and their kids and are a match made in cold season heaven.