This DIY Feel Better Kit post was sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, but all words and opinions are 100% my own. See my disclosure policy.
Children getting sick is the absolute worst, but this DIY Feel Better Kit can help brighten their spirits when kids fall ill!
We’re very fortunate in that our kids don’t get sick very often. But when one does, you just want to take the pain away, comfort them and even wish you could take their place.
Depending upon the age of the child, each of ours has their own tricks that help to ease the burden of being sick. It might be extra screen time, watching a movie in the middle of the afternoon, or even a popsicle.
DIY Feel Better Kit
This DIY Feel Better Kit is designed to help brighten spirits when a kiddo is sick.
- Icy Pack – In our house it’s called a “boo boo kiss” – silly name I have no idea how we came up with it, but basically it’s a soft pack filled with corn kernels that we keep in the freezer. It’s softer and not as chilly as a bag of ice, and provides cool comfort to bumps and bruises.
- Activity book – It might be a joke book, “scratch art”, doodling pad or a coloring book.
- Markers or crayons
- Bandages – The sparklier the better.
- Stuffed animal – All ages in this house have their favorite. No judging.
- Hard candy like Jolly Ranchers or suckers
What’s great about a Feel Better Kit, is that it’s packable for travel. Because let’s face it – when sick gets real, it doesn’t play favorites to your family’s schedule. It can come on whenever and wherever you are.
You may also choose to include solutions like Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp® to ease those aches, pains and coughs, especially when packing for a vacation – so you’re prepared to tackle the symptoms.
- Children’s Advil® for kids 2-11 comes in several flavors including Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. Infants’ Advil® White Grape provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.
- Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief controls and relieves symptoms all day or night. Available in grape or orange flavor, for children ages 4 and up. Please note, certain Children’s Robitussin® products are only suitable for children ages 6 and up.
- Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free in dye-free grape flavor for children age 6 and up eases your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough.
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shelly peterson says
We like to cuddle on the couch with a comfy blanket and watch a movie and take some medication.
Lori Jackson says
My Son like to sleep right between Mom & Dad when he is sick.
James Robert says
Lots of love, attention and plenty of fluids along wit a good bowl of homemade soup seems to do it.
Jessica To says
Lots of rest and good medicine helps us to feel better.
rest, coke on lots of cracked ice and cuddles.
Theresa Moeggenberg says
Warm baths, hot tea and jello
Julie Wood says
Lots of rest for my kids with good medicine, a good movie and plenty of liquids.
we drink hot tea with lemon and honey and get lots of rest
Movies and rest help us get better.
Steve Weber says
Chicken noodle soup, heating pads, meds and Netflix.
John Smith says
“What helps your family feel better when sick gets real?” Chocolate stars are a folk remedy in our household!
Will G says
Lots of rest.
Dan Dykstra says
We get lots and lots of liquids and sleep.
Lisa Brown says
Soup, rest, and liquids.
Lots of fluids, rest and blankets help us feel better!
tina bartunek says
Lots of sleep, soup and fuzzy blankets while we watch a movie.
Jessica Naca says
We make sure to have plenty of rest and lots of water! We rent movies and have family time!
Children’s Advil helps my kids feel better when sick gets real.
Sleep, water, and soup.
We always use Children’s advil to help my daughter feel better along with lots of cuddles and unlimited Daniel Tiger episodes which is a real treat since she doesn’t get to watch tv very often!
Gina M says
Homemade chicken soup is always a big hit in our family to help someone feel better when they are sick.
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kelly tupick says
Rest, relaxation, sleep and honey helps my family!
Tammy Woodall says
My family likes to have family time when everyone is sick. We do take meds to help with ailments, as well as lots of rest. We play board games and watch classic movies. However, instead of coke and popcorn, we have juices and soup.
Anita Perez says
A cool cloth on the forehead and a movie usually helps along with some ibuprofen.
Wendy Brennan says
Homemade chicken alphabet soup, honey, warm tea, a comfy bed made up on the couch, and 4 cats who love to snuggle!
Jessica Naca says
We make sure to have a good diet, plenty of rest, and lots of water!
Rest, medicine and soup.
Susan Christy says
Sleep, sleep, sleep!
Thomas Murphy says
Medicine and sleep makes us feel better.
Tonya Mcminn says
Lots of rest and plenty of fluids and vitamin c
Ellie Wright says
My kids like to snuggle up and watch movies when they’re sick.
Barbara Montag says
When we are sick we live Netflix and lots of chicken noodle soup.
And a warm cozy blanket to snuggle in.
Karla R. says
Getting some rest helps a lot.
WE TAKE A TIME-OUT AND REST 🙂
shirley emitt says
Rest, , sleep and book reading, helps the kids.
This is great, so many great products. Tons of rest, warm soup and liquids. Of course, medicine every 4-6 hours as needed. Also, tons of loving from our family!
Jeanne Coulombe says
We cuddle on the couch with cool cloth on for head if fever is present. Watch movies and rest.
Powerade, broth, and mommy & me movie time <3
Tabathia b says
Rest, ibuprofen, water, fever patch, soup
a lot of rest !!! and the washing of the hands alot and movies
Bridgett Wilbur says
Snuggles, chicken soup, soft blanket, and netflex makes us feel better.
John Joseph says
Rest and medicine like Advil and in worst case seeing doctor
We take lots of cuddles and have movie marathons
Kelly D says
My kids like juice and rest when they are sick.
We take zinc lozenges.
Tee Anderson says
fresh chicken broth, comfy blanket and lots of hugs.
Sarah Mayer says
Heating pads, ice packs, chicken noodle soup and full Netflix control does the trick.
Sarah Hayes says
getting lots of rest and the right medicine helps us
Rob Caylor says
Medicine and relaxation
Sara Camic says
Rest, chicken soup, and ginger ale.
Warm water with honey, chicken broth and 7 up to make the family feel better when sick. Lots of rest and good movies are also helpful.