How to Ward Off Old Man Winter’s “Cold”

How to Stay Healthy This Winter How to Ward Off Old Man Winters Cold

My son never got sick as a baby or toddler, yet it was seemingly impossible to keep him healthy once he first started school. Cold and flu season got the best of us all last year. I practically lost track of how many times we visited the doctor, because we were all sick back to back between October and May. So far, we all have been mostly healthy (knock, knock on wood).

Since coming in contact with airborne pathogens is inevitable, whether it’s in a classroom or at work, it doesn’t hurt take some preventive measures at home and work. That includes washing your hands more than you would ordinarily, using an aromatic diffuser (it cleanses the air by killing off airborne pathogens), adhering to a healthy and well balanced diet, getting some shut-eye (sleep deprivation not only makes us lethargic and grouchy, but it also weakens the immunity system), and moderate exercise (it amps up the body’s defense against infections). Also, even though taking supplements doesn’t prevent or reduce our chances of getting sick, my son takes L’il Critters™ gummy vitamins on a daily basis since it’s a good source of vitamins and minerals he needs.

L’il Critters is all about healthy kids! They are parents #1 multi-vitamin choice; their lovable gummy bear shape and their variety of kid-friendly flavors and nutrient rich formulas make taking vitamins a positive experience for little ones!

First: kids should get their vitamins from the main things, such as a balanced, healthy diet that includes milk and dairy products like cheese and yogurt; plenty of fresh fruits and green vegetables; protein like eggs, chicken, fish, and meat; whole grains like brown rice and oats. Good nutrition helps a child to concentrate and focus.

Since a lot of parents are crunched for time, home-cooked meals aren’t always possible. That’s why pediatricians may recommend a daily multivitamin or mineral supplement for kids who aren’t eating regular, well-balanced meals.

Going back-to-school requires more than physicals, immunizations, hearing and vision tests. Taking a vitamin and mineral supplement to combat a cold, cough, or flu will be a plus, but talk with your child’s doctor before giving a supplement if your child is on medication.

We, as parents, must be sure our child has the required sufficient sleep, usually eight hours for a growing child and more for a teen. Sleep and exercise helps to build your child’s immunity system. Sleep keeps them healthy and helps their body grow strong, gives them energy to play and have fun, and helps them to feel happy.

Exercise, such as a walk, aerobic (brisk walking), gymnastics, and push-ups will make your child healthier, sleep better, and feel happier. It can improve your children’s self-esteem, participation in class, improved grades, and sleep. It will make a happier child (less sadness) and they will feel better about themselves.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Church & Dwight via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Church & Dwight.

About HilLesha

Welcome! My name is HilLesha. I reside in Evansville, Indiana with my husband, our two children (an energetic, yet loveable 8 year old boy and 21 month old girl), and three parakeets. I've been in the Marketing and Advertising field since I was 17 years old. I launched my first website in 2004, and now currently have four active blogs - Fashion Fling, To the Motherhood, House of Bella, and The Beauty Counter. I enjoy traveling, photography, going on road trips, fashion, concerts, museums, historical places, history, gardening, nature, going to the riverfront, movies, music, vintage clothing, yoga, fashion, antiques, old movies, reading, flea markets, yard sales, bargain shopping, and anything that piques my interest.


  1. No one here became sick until my kids started school too
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  2. I had a BAD cold about 3 weeks ago, so I hope I am done for the year. We wash our hands A LOT and knock on wood – no one else ended up with it.

  3. Looks like we have some junk floating around here and there. I am not a fan of cold and flu season at all!!! Sounds like a good product to have if you have kids to help ward off germs!
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  4. Multi vitamins are so important for adults and kids. Everyone should take one. I also dread cold and flu season.
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  5. None of our kids have been sick yet this year, which is really odd, because they normally get sick right out of the gate when school starts!
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  6. My children take L’il Critters gummies every morning with breakfast. So far we have managed to avoid them getting sick this season!
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  7. We take Little Critters in my house every morning.
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  8. I notice we tend to stay healthier when we remember to take vitamins.
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  9. Getting enough sleep is so important. These are all great tips!
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  10. These are great tips. We are FREEZING here in Oklahoma this week.
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  11. Great tips. My kids are a little old for the gummies, but we do follow some of your other tips- we try to eat right, get some exercise and I love my diffuser & essential oils.
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  12. My daughter takes these vitamins.

  13. Thank you for sharing your tips! We’ve been taking lil critters for a while. I like them too LOL!
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  14. I soooo need to get my girls some more vitamins! These look like a good option.
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  15. So far so good this year. Great tips.
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  16. So far this year we’ve escaped the curse of the cold.

  17. I really do feel like vitamins help give us an extra boost of protection and strength to fight off nasty bugs!
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  18. I always remind my kids to take their vitamins

  19. we all take vitamins daily and get our flu shot – I like to think it helps!
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  20. Ugh, we have already had one round of colds in our house, definitely looking to keep them away for the rest of the winter.
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  21. I’m so sick NOW and I think my daughter brought it home from school!
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  22. My son loves the gummy vitamins, my husband is always yelling at me to take mine.
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  23. We’ve had a couple bad sicknesses making the rounds at daycare, but our son hasn’t caught them yet! I feel like I’m constantly washing his hands.
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