Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Braun Thermometers & Vicks Humidifiers. All opinions are 100% my own.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love the joyful, festive feel of this season and wait for it all year. What I don’t look forward to is the sickness that comes with it. Winter in Canada is prime time for cold and flu viruses to thrive. I have two little kids – a daughter who goes to kindergarten (which basically means that she enters viral territory on the daily), and a three-month old son who is about to experience his first winter on earth. While I’m trying my best to take as many precautions as I can, I also know that some sickness is inevitable. In fact, my daughter has already spent one week at home with a bad cough and congestion. Let’s just say I’ve never wanted to spring to arrive sooner!
When my daughter was 11 months old, she had a febrile seizure due to a very high fever. It’s one of those moments that I will never forget. I don’t mean to scare any new mom reading this. Febrile seizures are not too common – only 2% – 5% of children between the ages of six months and five years have them. Nevertheless, they are a possibility that I think parents should be aware of. When my daughter had it, I panicked, didn’t know what to do and couldn’t even think straight. It only lasted for about 40 seconds, but those were the longest 40 seconds of my life… After that incident, I made it a point to obtain the necessary knowledge to recognize symptoms of fever, take proper temperature readings and to equip myself with tools that would help me get through this season as smoothly as possible.
Today I’m sharing some tips on how you can manage fevers and tackle the lack of humidity in the air for better health during winter time. (more…)