12 Essential Items for Cold and Flu Season

As the colder weather rolls in, now is the time to stock your pantry with a few supplies.

Here are my 12 cold and flu season “essentials” for families with infants and toddlers:

  1. Cool-mist humidifier
  2. Nasal saline spray
  3. A bulb suction
  4. An age-appropriate thermometer
  5. Infant/child acetaminophen, for babies over the age of 2 months
  6. Infant/child ibuprofen, for kids over the age of 6 months
  7. Electrolyte solution
  8. New toothbrushes
  9. Hand sanitizer
  10. Disinfectant spray
  11. Disinfectant wipes
  12. Rubber gloves

The best defense is a good offense, so don’t forget to WASH YOUR HANDS and GET A FLU SHOT!

Is there anything else I’m forgetting? Add your suggestions to the list in the comments below.

Note: I incorrectly referred to the cool-mist humidifier as a "vaporizer" in the video. Please excuse my error.