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It's Cold & Flu Season: Here's What to Order from Amazon Right Now
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November 11, 2023

It's Cold & Flu Season: Here's What to Order from Amazon Right Now

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It's Cold & Flu Season: Here's What to Order from Amazon Right Now.
It's Cold & Flu Season: Here's What to Order from Amazon Right Now

Pumpkin spice lattes are brewing, Thanksgiving menus are being planned, and Christmas decorations are popping up, which means one thing: yep, cold and flu season is here. While we’d all love to, completely protecting your little ones from viruses this fall and winter is an all-but-impossible task.

But while you can’t stop your kids from getting sick, you can be prepared with an A+ cold-and-flu kit—the last thing you want is to be woken up in the middle of the night by a feverish baby and find out you’re out of pain meds for them.

So before the first illness strikes your house, click “add to cart” on these sick-season must-haves and get everything you’ll need for fevers, coughs, colds, upset tummies, and restless nights delivered right to you—no more midnight drugstore runs required. Time to order pretty much everything you’ll need—except your kids’ flu shots, of course.

Baby Cold & Flu Products

For your littlest one, these products will help detect, soothe and treat babies under 6 months (with some great stuff for the whole family—hello, humidifiers).

Frida Baby 
3-in-1 Humidifier with Diffuser and Nightlight, White

When your baby is sick, there’s really not much you can do, unfortunately—they’re just too little for most cold and flu treatments. A humidifier may help them get some more peaceful rest, at least.
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Frida Baby 
NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator

For little ones that can’t blow their noses yet, this genius device allows you to, you guessed it, suck their snot out for them (but don’t worry, it’s not actually gross!).
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Dreambaby 
Non-Contact Rapid Response Infrared Digital Forehead Ther...

These are so handy to have on hand—you can even check your little one’s temperature while they sleep without disturbing them.
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Boogie Wipes 
Baby Wipes Unscented by Boogie Wipes

These face-safe wipes are made with saline solution, which helps to moisturize and unclog your baby’s nose (as best as possible, anyway!).
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Tylenol 
Infants' Liquid Medicine with Acetaminophen Pain + Fever ...

Babies under 6 months should not take Motrin, so keep some Tylenol on hand too.
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Cold & Flu Medicine for Kids and Adults

Depending on your family’s ages, there’s a medication for each of them to soothe those symptoms.

Motrin 
Children's Oral Suspension 100mg Ibuprofen Medicine, NSAI...

Motrin is an anti-inflammatory medication, so doctors like it as both a fever reducer + pain reliever (your kiddo should be at least 6 months to take it). FYI, “infant’s” and “children’s” Motrin are the same—one comes with a dropper, one with a cup.
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Vicks 
Children's VapoRub, Topical Cough Suppressant and Analges...

Kids ages 2 and up can use this topical cream to help suppress their coughs.
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Robitussin 
Children's Cough and Chest Congestion DM, Cough Medicine ...

For kids 4 and older, this cough syrup can be really helpful.
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Tylenol 
Children's Cold + Flu Oral Suspension, Grape, 4 Fl. Oz - ...

For kids ages 6-11, this formulation helps with fever, congestion and cough.
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Afrin 
Children's Extra Moisturizing Stuffy Kids Nasal Spray Pum...

If you get stuffy noses, you know what a game-changer Afrin nasal spray is. There’s now a version for kids ages 2-6, and older kids (and adults) can use the original version. Note: you can only use Afrin for 3 days max.
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Theraflu 
Combo Daytime and Nighttime Severe Cold Relief Powder, Ho...

The medicated drink powder for adults that contains a pain/fever reducer (acetaminophen), cough suppressant and nasal decongestant (and the nighttime version has an antihistamine as well).
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Vicks 
Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil Combo Pack, Cold & Flu Medicine,...

This one’s for the inevitable cold you will get from your kids (don’t give this to your kids unless they’re at least 12!). NyQuil combines a cough suppressant with an antihistamine known for causing drowsiness, so it should help you get sleep.
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Sick-Kit Essentials

These useful products can help you get through the worst illnesses with some relief.

HomeTop 
Classic Rubber Hot Water Bottle (2 Liters, Blue) - 67.63 ...

When you’re down for the count, it’s so nice to cozy up with a hot water bottle—bonus points that this one comes in so many fun colors to cheer you up when you’re not feeling so hot.
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Kleenex 
Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, 8 Flat Boxes, 120 Tissues per ...

Because there should always be a box within arms reach of everyone in the family.
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Clorox 
Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Cleaning Wipes, 75 Count E...

For when one kid comes home sick, and you’re clinging to hope it won’t spread, Clorox wipes to the rescue.
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Taylors of Harrogate  
Organic Chamomile Herbal Tea, 20 Teabags

Nothing brings sick-day comfort like a warm mug of chamomile tea.
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NeilMed 
Sinus Rinse - A Complete Sinus Nasal Rinse Kit, 50 count ...

Sad, stuffy noses can find non-medicated relief with a sinus rinse— the saline solution can unblock even the stuffiest noses. Keep some distilled water on hand to use it with, too.
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LotFancy 
Gel Ice Packs, 2pc Reusable Hot Cold Pack for Therapy, He...

Fevers can bring chills or sweats—prepare for both with a cold pad/heating pad you can use to help your little one be a more comfortable temperature.
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CLOUDBERG 
24 Pack Blue Emesis Bags Disposable for Kids, 1000 ml Vom...

While colds and flu don’t usually cause vomiting, a good sick-preparedness-kit should still have a stash on hand.
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Pedialyte 
AdvancedCare Electrolyte Solution with PreActiv Prebiotic...

Dehydration can make illnesses worse! Help everyone in the family stay hydrated–Pedialyte for them, and a powdered mix like Liquid IV for you.
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Cold & Flu Prevention

While getting sick may feel inevitable, there are a few things you can stock to try to prevent getting sck in the first place.

3M 
Aura Particulate Respirator 9205+ N95, Lightweight, Three...

There aren’t many tried-and-true ways to prevent yourself from getting sick if someone around you is already down for the count, but a good, high-quality mask is one of them.
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Purell 
Advanced Hand Sanitizer Variety Pack, Naturals and Refres...

When sick season strikes, keep hand sanitizer everywhere: your bag, the kitchen, the bathroom, the car….These mini-sizes make having multiples more manageable.
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Naturelo 
Whole Food Multivitamin + Immune Blend with Elderberry & ...

If you’re taking a multi anyway, maybe switch your sick-season one up for an immune-support formula—this one has mushrooms and elderberry in addition to being a complete multivitamin, and has 1100+ five-star reviews.
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Zicam 
Zicam Cold Remedy Zinc Rapidmelts, Citrus Flavor, 25 Coun...

Your mileage may vary on preventative items like these, but people swear by zinc-based Zicam to shorten their colds—take it at the first sign, and hope for the best.
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Zarbee's 
Children's Elderberry Immune Support Gummies with Vitamin...

Likewise, people love elderberry for its purported immune-boosting benefits—if you want to give it a shot in your kids’ routine, it’s worth a try.
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Airborne 
1000mg Vitamin C with Zinc, SUGAR FREE Effervescent Table...

Others like the vitamin-C-based drink tablets from Airborne, which may also help support your immunity.
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Sara Gaynes Levy

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Sara Gaynes Levy is a writer and editor specializing in women’s health, culture, wellness and parenting.

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