20% of Americans will get the flu this year and the symptoms last for a week on average, you will thank yourself for being prepared with this DIY Sick Kit!

It’s here… cold and flu season.

How To Make a DIY Sick Kit

Putting together your own DIY sick kit is super easy!

I always put this together at the beginning of cold and flu season, so that when someone actually does get sick in our home, I am not running to Walmart at 11pm to pick up medicine.

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I put this entire kit together for under $25 at Walmart! These medicine cabinet essentials will be even cheaper starting 10/29 with a $5 off coupon which you will find in your Sunday paper.

Since I can get really great deals on these products at Walmart, I usually stock up on enough to last my family all winter, plus some extras so that I can gift friends and family their own sick kit!

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What Should I Put In A DIY Sick Kit?

I always include water in my sick kits. To get healthy fast, it is essential for both kids and adults to stay hydrated.

My absolute favorite product that I put in our sick kit is the Puffs with Vicks. It is so refreshing to blow your horribly stuffed nose and breathe in the Vicks VapoRub smell. It clears my sinuses to fast!

I love them so much that I use these Puffs for daily use when my allergies act up.

Then I add in Vicks VapoRub, which, in my opinion, is a must-have for cold and flu. My Mom used Vicks on me when I was a kid, and I still use it in my home today! It is safe for kids to use as long as they are over the age of 2.

Including both DayQuil and NyQuil will ensure that your symptoms will be minimized enough for you to get through the day, but are also able to sleep through the symptoms as well!

DIY Sick Kit: Preparation Is Key

The biggest advice I have when it comes to creating your own sick kit is to prepare beforehand!

  • It is so nice to have these products handy for when sickness invades your household!
  • Don’t forget about the coupons for Walmart to get your sick kit essentials for a great price!
  • Check out this baby vapor bath for sick infants!
  • Let your sick kid sleep through the night with these fever stickers!
  • These baby vapor bath bombs are a must when your little one is sick.

Comment below with your tips to be prepared for sick days!

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    Keep writing!

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