The Sickies Giveaway – 5 people will win!!!

We’ve been a little under the weather around here recently and Isaac just started a cold after me losing my voice. I hate to give him medicine and so I was glad to find a couple of more natural remedies that I thought I’d recommend. Sometimes I feel like I want to compile a list of things that “Veteran Moms” told me that might help other new Mommies. Here are a couple of those things:

* The Vick’s Warm Humidifier. Last year Tim and I had a cold air one and it’s great but the warm air keeps it warmer in his room and is great at making sure the room doesn’t get too dry. You can also put Vick’s vapor rub into it releasing all those great vapors that I love.

* The Vick’s plug-in Vaporiser. My friend, Lynda, swears by this and now I love it too! It releases Vicks vapor rub into the room and unclogs stuffy noses. Perfect!! You just insert a small strip of paper with the Vick’s on it and plug it into the wall. Then it releases the vapors all night.
* The other company I wanna highlight was made known to me by a friend. Drug companies are now saying that kids under age 4 should not be given over-the-counter cough and cold
remedies– which is a little scary! I guess pediatricians still support recalling these medicines for all children, and the FDA is currently studying OTC cough and cold medicine and its effectiveness for children under 12.

So Sinupret for Kids syrup is a safe, clinically tested natural remedy that promotes healthy drainage in the upper respiratory tract, improves airflow in the nose and supports healthy mucous flow in the nose and sinuses. In addition to supporting sinus and respiratory functions, it also supports the immune system in kids 2 and older. It is used in over 35 countries and is trusted by parents, physicians and pharmacists. In 30 years of use, no harmful side effects have ever been reported.

So, what are you gonna win? Well the folks at Sinupret are gonna give one of my readers the chance to win a goodie bag that includes samples of Sinupret for Kids and Sinupret+ (for adults), a children’s activity book and binoculars, and a retail coupon. I got mine and it’s pretty cool. All you’ve got to do is:

Tell me what your best way to battle the sickies is.

Want more ways to win? Write about it on your blog and then let me know you did it. The great thing is I have 5 of these bags to give away!!! So we’ll have more winners, yeahhh!

Contest closes on Sunday December 28th at midnight and the winner will be picked and announced on Monday December 29th Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you! No probs if you don’t win because although it’s not available everywhere, you can get it from Amazon here.


  1. Since I work in a hospital, I can recommend the number one way to stay well and that is HAND WASHING! Specifically, soap, water, and friction for at least 15 seconds. When I’m in public, I use a paper towel to shut off the water and then to open the door to exit the restroom. No good washing my hands and then touching more germ infested surfaces! I’m not a germ phobe, but proper hand washing is so essential!

    –Holly K.

  2. This would be a great giveaway to win! Our little one has been fighting colds for the past couple of months. Besides the medicine that the doctor has presribed we also use a humidfier and rub vicks on her chest.

  3. The best one I’ve got is washing hands constantly!

  4. windycindy says:

    Happy Holidays! Lots and lots of hand washing…..Thanks, Cindi

  5. OMG it seems like we are always catching something. We’ve been on the boys about washing their hands and covering when they cough. And just bundling up when going out in the cold.

  6. Lots of love and hugs. πŸ™‚

  7. Terra Jones says:

    Yikes! Dec 228th?! πŸ˜‰

    Washing hands and vitamin C. whew, That “c freak” on TV, yeh, that’s me, lol πŸ™‚


  8. the best way to stay away from the sickies is wash your hands often and get enough rest so you don’t get run down.


  9. Garlic and Vicks on the bottom of kids feet helps with coughing. Adults too!

  10. We drink warm water with a little honey in it. It always makes us feel better.

  11. The best way to battle is through prevention by washing your hands and also taking vitamins and supplements. When we are sick, rest and lots of fluids and nutrition foods are the best bet.

  12. judybrittle says:

    We are big on hand washing and my biggest thing is always telling my grandkids to cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze. Thank you!

  13. The key to staying healthy especially during cold season is HAND WASHING. Also getting enough rest and drinking plenty of fluids can help. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Lots of rest, lemonade and story time. (Hey, no wonder my kids love getting sick?!)

  15. As a teacher, I find that I wash my hands all the time. In the winter with everything being so dry, and the amount of times I wash my hands, my skin looks and feels scaly! I will second what Holly said-the key to hand washing is not touching germ infested surfaces afterwards. My husband and I also like to drink tea with honey or even hot theraflu. Thanks.

  16. Drinking lots and lots of water.
    bvbabybv at

  17. Other than hand washing to prevent getting it in the first place, once we have it, sleep is the best medicine. Around here that is the first order of business when people don’t feel well. That and a bonus dose of vitamin c. Oh yeah and lots and lots of water.

  18. Discount Bento Mama says:

    Washing hands well and getting enough sleep, these two things keep us healthy.

  19. Definately washing your hands all the time! My also just started putting Vicks on the bottom of her feet before she goes to bed to stop coughing…she swears it works!

  20. we battle the sickies by avoiding kiddos with snot running down their faces!!! πŸ˜‰

  21. we try to avoid un-natural stuff around here. We keep our immune systems up by practicing overall good health (enough sleep, enough fresh air, healthy, whole food meals, etc) and using immune boosters (echinacea, honey, cinnamon . . .) if we’re around sick people or otherwise might need the boost.

  22. We wash and wash and wash our hands! If I feel a cold coming on, I swear by Airborne.

    elissa at huebert dot org

  23. For my family its making sure the kids dress warm and take vitamins! And when there sick its lots of rest, and tea!

  24. To prevent sickness I take multivitamins every day and make sure I wash my hands…especially after being in the restroom.


  25. Hand washing of course, but we also increase our fluids in cold/flu season and especially if we know we’ve been exposed. If we’ve been around someone ill, we up the vitamin C and add Sambucol daily (elderberry syrup). I also like to make homemade chicken soup with plenty of garlic when someone is under the weather. Very antimicrobial!


  26. My kids doctor said that if you keep a humidifier going in the bedroom at night from October to April you will cut the number of colds by half, and it works! Also it is VITAL to change the sheets, especially pillowcases every seven days and wash them in HOT water, because the skin that is sloughed off during sleep is a feeding ground for dust mites that make you sick. Because I’m a singer, keeping my throat healthy is a priority, and I swear by two things: the Vicks personal vaporizer (a thing that you put water in and breathe in the steam) and peppermint essential oil (one drop in a water bottle, or one drop in a hot cup of tea immediately clears your sinuses) the peppermint oil is not for wimps because it is POTENT but really works.

  27. bperson1970 says:

    I try to clean everything really good. And give lots of medicine to try and make them feel better.

  28. Vicks is a big friend of ours when under the weather. Also lots of love and comfort.


  29. lots to drink, take meds or cough syrup and tylenol, and lots of sleep

  30. valerie2350 says:

    this looks great – handwashing and avoiding sick people definitely help.

  31. valerie2350 says:
  32. Lots of Germ X for when we are out in public, lots of handwashing at home, a firm believer in Vicks Vaper Rub, the forever running vaporizer…essential in our dry house!, and lots & lots of homemade chicken soup!!!

  33. Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways says:

    When my daughter starts feeling under the weather I make sure she gets lots of fluids, extra rest and try giving her Airborne to ward it off.

  34. We have had one thing after another lately, and so has most of the kids in my dds’ school. arrgh. What helps here is putting vicks on the feet and cover w/ socks, steam time in the bathroom, and hot tea.

  35. Lilith Silvermane says:

    Naps, lots of them, snuggling with the girls, keeping things clean, and humidifiers

  36. Well you already know what I do.. vicks plug-in. I also do a lot of fluids and plenty of rest. Chamomile tea works great too. Add a little bit of sugar for taste. You can cool it and put it in a bottle for baby.

  37. We drink LOTS and LOTS of water when we are sick!!!I also try to get evryone to eat as much “good” food as I can. There’s always OTC meds if needed.

  38. We drink lots of OJ and schmear vicks on our chest and feet at night…something on your feet works to your chest also! Its great!

  39. Take my vitamins every day works.

  40. Lots of rest & liquids. Taking vitamins, etc. Washing hands to prevent spreading it!

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