Be Prepared for Cold and Flu Season at Home and School

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I just got over being sick this summer and it was a drag. I felt miserable, I had no energy, and I didn’t get much accomplished even though my to-do list was a mile long. We all know being sick sucks, but being sick and having a sore nose sucks even more. This recent bought of illness just reminded me that we need to be prepared for cold and flu season because it is coming!

How We Are Prepared For Cold and Flu Season At School

Not only am I a teacher at a local technical college, two of my kids will be heading off to school in a few weeks. I know exactly what happens once you get all those germy little hands together in one place — sickness spreads! This is why I like to keep my kids’ classrooms well prepared and stocked up for germ fighting and soothing soft tissues for when those runny noses start, because you know they will.

What Do I Send?

I typically send a container or two of disinfecting wipes, loads of Puffs Plus Lotion for the class to use, and give my kids a thing of hand sanitizer that they can keep on their backpacks. I also make sure to stress the importance of handwashing with each of my kids. 

prepared for cold and flu season at school

Back To School and Donating Supplies

We went in to meet teachers this week as we will be out of town for back to school night. My daughter was super excited that she got to pick her desk since she was the first one to visit the class. She had fun loading up her desk with her supplies, and we were sure to bring our Puffs Plus Lotion to give to her teacher for the class to use.

prepared for cold and flu season at school with puffs

It is so easy to get a classroom supply of tissues at Sam’s Club because they come in these 10-packs. There is enough to send a few boxes with each of my kids plus stock every room in our house.

Puffs Plus Lotion at Sams Club

How We Are Prepared For Cold and Flu Season at Home

At home, I know what my kids are doing, or at least I like to think I do. I can make sure hands are getting washed, toys are getting cleaned, and try to keep as much sickness away as possible. When it eventually does find it’s way into our home, I like to have a supply of Puffs Plus Lotion stocked in every room. These tissues are the best because they are so pillowy soft and they don’t make your nose all scratchy from having to wipe it all the time.

We also have the normal cold/flu remedies at the ready (children’s medicine, thermometers, bears that have those freezer packs in them, and a good selection of movies — because if you are sick you get to pick a movie to watch in our house). 

Stocking up on items is super easy at Sam’s Club. The Puffs Plus Lotion is new to the club and comes in a 10-pack. Perfect for stocking the house or for donating to schools.


What about you? How do you Prepared for Cold and Flu Season?

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13 thoughts on “Be Prepared for Cold and Flu Season at Home and School

  • September 1, 2016 at 10:32 am
    Urgh - cold and flu season is a nightmare when they are at school, it's just germ after germ! I make sure my boys are eating right and getting enough rest - and using hand sanitiser as much as possible. We don't have desks like your little one has - those are adorable! Hygiene in UK schools makes me cringe. Reply
  • September 1, 2016 at 10:59 am
    When cold and flu season rolls around, I stock up on vitamin C and tissues. I also make sure everyone in the family is drinking plenty of water. Reply
  • September 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm
    We just bought a bunch of tissues to donate to my son's classroom! Loved your post! Reply
  • September 1, 2016 at 8:17 pm
    Having tissues and hand soap available in bulk are my best ways to combat cold season! I didn't know you could get tissues in 10 packs!! Perfect for sharing! Reply
  • September 2, 2016 at 1:40 am
    This is a great list of things to get to prepare for the flu and cold season. I had never thought of donating tissues to my sons classrooms because the school always supplied them. This is a great idea and I will have to share this with my sister and niece for their kids. I do know that the teachers have started handing out lil hand sanitizes for the rewards for the kids now. Reply
  • September 2, 2016 at 7:26 am
    I need to get some products to send with my daughters. Hand sanitizer would be a good one. We always bring in tissue for the class. Everyone usually brings in a box at the beginning of the year, and when they need more we'll bring more in. Reply
  • September 2, 2016 at 10:00 am
    That' one thing I dread about my kids going back to school. They always get sick the first week. This year is no difference. Reply
  • September 2, 2016 at 10:25 am
    I am allergic to the cold and flu season. I make sure that my son is always protected. Reply
  • September 2, 2016 at 11:10 am
    I love Fall but hate cold and flu season. The worst. Those tissues however are the best. The lotion just hits the spot when you have a sore nose. Reply
  • September 2, 2016 at 11:53 am
    I hate germs at back to school year time!! This is a great way to donate to schools to help with germs. Reply
  • September 2, 2016 at 1:51 pm
    Puffs Plus Lotion are amazing when you have a cold. I always have a few boxes at home just in case. Reply
  • September 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm
    During cold and flu season I stock the house with cleaning supplies, tissues, medicines to prevent the cold and flu and meds to treat the cold and flu. My daughter is a teacher so keeping her classroom stocked up on tissues is a priority too. Reply

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