Nurofen for Children have asked us to find out what makes Mumsnetters and their DCs feel better when they’re feeling under the weather during the winter months.
Here’s what Nurofen says, “Both adults and children may experience a sniffle or two this winter, but the whole family wants to feel their best to make the most of the festive season. From Halloween to Christmas, there are plenty of family occasions to enjoy during the colder months and being holed up in the house is no fun for anybody. If you or your children are struck down with cold or flu, Nurofen offers a range of products to help manage both adult and child symptoms including fever, sore throats, headaches and minor body aches.”
So, what do you do to help yourself and your DCs feel better when you are (both) down with a winter bug? Do you tuck yourself under multiple covers on the couch and put on a marathon of your favourite TV show? Perhaps you have a special recipe which you reserve for when you’re feeling under the weather which you find keeps you going? Or maybe a hot bath does the trick for you and your DC? Whatever it is, we’d love to hear it.
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EI: Nurofen for Children 3 months to 9 years Orange / Strawberry. Nurofen for Children Orange / Strawberry 3 months to 12 years. Contains Ibuprofen. For relief of fever. Always read the label. EI: Nurofen Cold & Flu Relief. Contains 200mg ibuprofen and 5mg phenylephrine. For relief of pain, fever, sore throats, headaches and minor body aches. Always read the label.
Camomile tea with lemon juice and honey. Lots of it. You can add a dissolving aspirin (or a glug of brandy!) to make an adult version but the basic one is child-friendly, especially if you use a camomile and honey flavoured tea bag for extra sweetness.
Bath and clean pjs Lots of fluids Whatever food you fancy/ can stomach usually soup tbh Nice tissues if you're snotty Vicks on feet if coughing, Olbas oil if congested Lots of rest/sleep Whatever drugs you can take regularly!
To make my boys feel better it's normally a hot shower and straight into warmed pjs . Onto the settee with a big fleecy blanket, lots of cushions and favourite cuddly toy . I make them a hot chocolate and we watch favourite films or read books together. I think the resting and just taking it easy is the main thing.
When I'm not well I need a warm, calm, quiet environment. I hate staying in bed but make the sofa comfortable with a throw and always have a book and warm squash to hand. A box of posh tissues also help me to feel better.
I love a long hot bath but hate getting out at the end because when you are unwell it seems like such a lot of effort to get dried and dressed again!
I eat soups, especially my husband's homemade French onion soup with grated cheese sprinkled on top. I also like to set chocolate and biscuits, it's the only time I can set them without feeling guilty.
I'm lucky in that I don't get unwell very often ( touch wood ) but when I do I think that it's important to look after myself well so that I can bounce back quickly.
I can snuggle up and watch tele guilt free because I'm ill. That makes me feel better. That or a good sleep. When I was a kid my mum always have me tomato soup if I want well. Ds is hardly ever ill but cuddles and rest work well on him. Dd is too little to tell me but I expect some medicine and cuddles work well on her too.
A hot bubble bath followed by a duvet on the sofa and a DVD (Billy Elliot is my favourite feelgood film, but can't watch it if the children are up!). I also want cups of tea on demand made by someone else!!
And nice soft tissues!! No blowing my nose on kitchen roll-that hurts after a while!!