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Stocking My Summer Sick Kit

May 16, 2016 By · 20 Comments

Disclosure: The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by PfizerConsumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.


Are you ready for summer? One great way to prepare is to head over to Target and get all your summer needs right there. I’m lucky I have a Super Target just down the road from me so it is easy.  I actually learned to be prepared from my Aunt because whenever we’d go visit she had a cabinet full of medicines for everyone, not just her husband or herself. She was prepared for her nieces and nephews all year long no matter the age. You never know who will get sick when they are visiting or living there. When sick gets real this summer will you be ready? My kids get out of school in less than 12 days, which means I need to be prepared with crafts, books, fun activities for them to do otherwise I’m going to constantly hear the “I’m bored” song that all parents go through during breaks or rainy weekends. One too many times I’ve had at least one child get sick during the summer, when you have 5 kids that typically means you are going to have others following suit. This year I’ll be prepared with my sick kit.

“Pfizer Pediatric wants to help you get prepared for the fevers, coughs, and colds coming your way this season, and Target has all of thePfizer Pediatric products you need to fight against the “ick’s” and “ew’s” that bring your kids down.”

product_children_dimetapp__desktopHere’s a few products for the sickies I always have on hand because I’ve used them for years.  Dimetapp Children’s Cough/Cold DM grape syrup – 4 Fl Oz.  tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough. Provides great-tasting cold-fighting power and is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for children’s cough & cold symptoms(3) (for ages 6+) Not only is the flavor great tasting it, this also acts as an allergy relief. Don’t quote me but back in the 90s my family had to keep this one on hand if a neighbor girl was coming over so she could be in our house because we had cats. This worked for her great. Today, I use Dimetapp whenever my elementary-age children get sick with a common cold. It’s always in the stores so it isn’t like I have to go to the doctor for a sniffle and during the summer someone is bound to get them at least once. This one is good for children 6 years and older.

  • Advil® Children’s Grape Fever Reducer and Pain Reliever Liquid – 4 fl oz14078322

a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.  Provides unsurpassed fever and pain relief(1) , and contain ibuprofen, the medicine pediatricians use most for their own kids’ fevers(2) (for ages 6 months -11 years)Whether they are getting shots for school or they have a fever this is a great medicine to have on hand. I must admit I normally only get this for my teens. I didn’t realize until now that this is actually safe for ages 2-11.  $5.69 on the site right now.

  • Children’s Robitussin Day/Night Cough Syrup – 2 count (4 Fl Oz each) 17444350

non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.  Provides soothing action and cough control with some formulations lasting up to 8 hours (for ages 6-12 years) Got a kid that is having a hard time with a cough? Whether it is allergies or being sick no parents like their kids being miserable or in pain so this is a great relief for them. I love the value pack because you’ll have it ready for them day or night, whenever it strikes. Night time is great because it’ll put them to sleep and day time makes it so it doesn’t knock them right out in case they need to do sports. I always get day & night for adults whenever I get sick just to kill it quicker, since I know this brand and trust them I would trust it with my children.

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and to use as directed

I keep all three of these in a basket I have under my desk for easy reach for me. Once they’ve been opened I typically keep them in the door of my refrigerator.  Inside my basket are all types of goodies for when a child/adult gets sick and needs something or to be entertained.

Stay connected:

    • Sick just got real.™ website
    • Sick just got real.™ Facebook page
    • Pfizer products available on Target.com

My Boo-Boo Box or Sick box

SpeedRead Thermometer (to check those temps and keep an eye on them)
*Characters/cars for little ones (I picked up a few Zootopia and Jurassic World eraser toppers that are in the shape of the characters so Nicoli will be able to play on the table next to his bed this summer)
dot to dot pad
box of seashells/rocks
*coloring packs (Tiny zippered pouch with a coloring book, 4 crayons and 2 pages of stickers)
Puffs with lotion
*Minion band-aids
Lipton Green tea with honey
Halls (made with honey)
Set of 4 toothbrushes (doctors/dentist recommend after being sick to get rid of the old stuff and get new so you don’t constantly spread it around your mouth)
Sterile pads (for bigger boo-boos)
hydrogen peroxide/alcohol/neosporin
Benadryl pills (for me)

* These were all purchased in the dollar bins in the front of the store.


For me I need to make sure they are not too bored or you are asking for trouble. Keep them entertained with things their age, you may even consider purchasing a book you think they’ll like. Games, tiny toys and puzzles are great.  I tossed in seashells and paints more for the older ones that have insisted on making chimes but the younger one can easily color them with paints, crayons, etc. Yes, I’m sure this looks like a big list but keep in mind I have a family of 7 so I have to be ready to combat when Sick Gets Real in our house. Mom can’t get sick! You know mom has to protect and care for the rest of the family so this year I’m ready. I have my armor on and am ready for war!  What items can you think of for your sick kit for when SICK Just Got Real in your home?

These were all purchased at Target. Look at your local Target for these great items.

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  1. Marty C says:

    Unlimited Peppa Pig usually does the trick 🙂

  2. Katherine Riley says:

    We use a humidifier when my child is sick.

  3. Shirley Y says:

    Fix one of their most favorite foods to make them smile and feel better

  4. rich morris says:

    definitely cuddle time plus popsicles & meds (as needed)

  5. Lot’s of cuddles, rest and meds

  6. Extra love & cuddles!

  7. jessica says:

    my kids sleep in my bed with me when they are sick .

  8. I always fix homemade vanilla pudding. So good and soothing when it’s warm.

  9. Lisa V. says:

    A lot of cuddling and watching favorite movies.

  10. karen mayernick says:

    I cuddle with them, do puzzles together, and make home made soup and cookies! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Fantastic prize!

  11. susan smoaks says:

    i comfort my children when they are sick with lots of hugs and love and kisses.

  12. Jaime Cummings says:

    When my kids are sick, they love watching their favorite movies. It keeps them calm and in their beds.

  13. Stephanie Liske says:

    lots of cuddling does the trick

  14. Stephanie Larison says:

    Cuddling up watching movies together always does the trick.

  15. Brandy D says:

    I give my children (and husband) lots of hugs and love! I medicate them every 4-6 hours and keep them filled with fluids like Gatorade, Ginger Ale and lots of water.

  16. I spoil them when they are sick.

  17. angela smith says:

    Movies ..My son likes to watch them when he is sick to keep his mind off the illness

  18. Brittney House says:

    They like to cuddle and read stories, or watch movies.

  19. Laurie Emerson says:

    They like it when I make them some juice and toast and then we watch their favorite movie together or play card games.

  20. Danielle D says:

    read to them.

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