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This is the year of the cold at our house. I’ve been sick more times this year than I have in ages and I blame it all on the terrible things lack of sleep and a twin pregnancy has done to my immune system. As much as I hate being sick, with infant twins in the house colds scare me right now. We’re doing everything we can to get through the winter without babies getting sick.
So far, the babies have stayed healthy but the rest of us are failing miserably. I’m not sure if I’m on my third cold of the fall or if I should just settle in and get comfortable because I am permanently sick.
Support your Immune System
I’ve used Zarbee’s Naturals with my older kids for years because I love that it’s a more natural treatment option that still gets the job done. Their new immune support line is perfect for use when you and your family are susceptible. It can help maintain and bolster the immune system for infants ages 2 months and up. The ingredients, from what I can tell are fairly straight forward. I have my twins using the Zarbee’s Naturals baby immune support +vitamins and I’m hoping it will support their immune systems enough that they can escape some of the bugs the rest of us have been dealing with. As a bonus, it contains Vitamin D3 which my pediatrician has been asking me to put the twins on anyway . . . I just haven’t made it to the drug store, um, since they were born.
For kids over 2, there’s the Zarbee’s Mighty Bee gummy vitamins. My older kids love gummy vitamins so I never have a problem getting them to take them. I just need to remember to offer them.
Get Extra Sleep
I don’t know about you but I always get sick when I don’t get enough sleep and sleep is one thing I’m definitely short on lately. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the twins start sleeping through the night soon but in the meantime, naps may become top priority. Of course it’s entirely possible that sleep deprivation has made me delusional.
I may not be sleeping much but my kids are definitely going to be going to bed on time through the winter. Keeping them healthy may be my best shot at limiting the number of colds we fight this winter.
Leave Outside Germs Outside
My kids know this phrase well. I make every effort to keep germs out of our home but this year, with preemie twins, I’m being especially strict. For us, that means everyone washes their hands as soon as they walk in the door. Shoes get taken off at the door so we don’t track anything on the carpets where babies are going to playing. Backpacks, which often get put down on the floor at school and other places, stay far away from carpeted areas. I know that as soon as my kids leave the house everything is fair game — there’s only so many times I can tell them to take their hands out of their mouths — but I can at least do my best to control our home environment.