Keeping Kids Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

02 Dec

And the winner (chosen by is #3………Awake!!  Congratulations!  Be watching for an email asking for your shipping information.  Thanks everybody!

As we’re going into cold and flu season, I’m looking for any way that we can help keep Jenna healthy and germ-free!  The other day, I came across an ad for a product called Sinupret® in a parenting magazine.  Sinupret® has been used and trusted by moms in Europe for 35 years and is now available in the U.S.  It’s an herbal, dietary supplement that promotes respiratory and immune system health.

Sinupret® is suggested for children aged 2-5.  Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients: 880mg – European Elder, Common Sorrel, Cowslip, European Vervain, Gentian. Other Ingredients: water, maltitol, ethyl alcohol, cherry flavor. Contains 0.56 ml ethyl alcohol per serving. Gluten-free.

Dr. Sears, a leading pediatrician and supporter of Sinupret®, has written an article on how to keep your children healthy the natural way this winter.  He talks about the FDA ban on children’s cough medicines, the problems with current cough and cold meds, and how to provide your child relief if they do become ill this winter.  You can read his article at Health News Digest.  You can also read here to learn what Dr. Sears and other doctors have to say specifically about Sinupret®.

The scientist in me loves the fact that Sinupret® has been the subject of multiple randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials for efficacy and safety on more than 3,000 patients, and that Sinupret® is cited as safe and effective in several medical journals such as the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Plant Medica, the Pharmacists’s Letter for Efficacy and Safety and the American Council Guide to Herbs.  Sinupret® does not contain stimulants, caffeine, ephedra or pseudoephedrine, and has no history of dangerous side effects.  Bionorica, the company that produces Sinupret®, also practices sustainable principles that you can read more about here.

You should always check with your child’s physician before administering any supplement or over-the-counter medication, especially if your child has a history of allergies or is taking any other medications or supplements.

Giveaway! The makers of Sinupret® are offering one PsychMamma reader the chance to win a prize package which includes:

  • A sample of Sinupret®
  • Cute, yellow children’s binoculars
  • Sinupret® for Kids activity books
  • A $3 off coupon for Sinupret®
  • Sinupret® for Kids stickers

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post.  Any comment is fine, but I’d love to hear one method that you use to keep your kids and your family healthy during cold and flu season.  One extra entry for posting a comment at Twitter about this giveaway & review, then commenting (in a separate comment) here with the URL of your tweet.  If you don’t use Twitter, you can email your friends and include me in the email (psychmamma(at)hotmail(dot)com) and leave an additional comment here telling me that you did it.  Please leave separate comments for each entry opportunity in order to receive full credit.  Contest ends at 6 p.m. EST on Monday, December 8. Comments that don’t follow the posted instructions will be deleted.  One winner will be chosen via random number generator.  The winner must provide a valid email address and respond to prize notification within 3 days. After 3 days, your prize will be forfeited and another winner will be notified. Contest is open to all readers.


Posted by on December 2, 2008 in Giveaways, Product Reviews


16 responses to “Keeping Kids Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

  1. jen

    December 2, 2008 at 8:52 am

    i will have to look into this (and follow all of your linkage!)

    i desperately need something to combat the respiratory stuff this year! that was one of the main reasons for pulling out the carpeting … and they’ve already put my cora on pulmicort at the sign of a cold. blech.

    thanks for all of your tips!

  2. Cathy

    December 2, 2008 at 9:15 am

    We don’t ever get flu shots.

    What we do is wash our hands more often. Not like crazies washing all the time, but more often, and better.

    I also make sure to give my kids their vitamins during these months – sometimes we forget.

  3. Awake

    December 2, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Well, i’m up for trying anything (after i talk with the Ped first, of course)

  4. Rainy @ Perfectly Normal

    December 2, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    I make sure each of us keeps our toothbrush separate from the others, and that we each have our own toothpaste. I’ve heard a lot of germs get passed in family toothbrush holders.

    Also, I’ve taught my daughter to sneeze and cough into her elbow instead of into her hand. The germs on her hands spread a lot more places than the ones on her elbow, so that seemed like a good idea.


    December 3, 2008 at 12:32 am

    All I have to do ofcourse during this Cold and Flu season is that i make sure that my kid has fully equiped with warm comfort of a mother and with the help of the hot cornsoap in the morning to make her feeling cold away!!! and give her the best vitamins to fight and prevent flu (as it was really true, prevention is better than cure) uh uh! i hope i can folow!

  6. Jennifer

    December 4, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    We just bundle up and try to stay inside mostly! I’d love to win this package!

  7. dkmommy

    December 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Very cool! I love this giveaway. We use lots of echinacea extract throughout the season. That and healthy fruits and veggies for everyone!!!

    Feel free to list your giveaway on my Mr. Linky post for Christmas.

    themommyspot at gmail dot com

  8. Allison

    December 6, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Wash and wash and wash hands. And alcohol gel here and there!

  9. leslie

    December 6, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    We wash our hands. A lot! I also love Clean Well, its a safer alternative to hand sanatizer while on the go!!

  10. leslie

    December 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I tweeted!! Thanks!

  11. Jessica

    December 6, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    We wash our hands and use hand sanitizer when we can’t.

  12. Alexis

    December 7, 2008 at 2:17 am

    I tried to lock us all in, but then I was about to crawl the walls. I’ve tried to keep up with the handsanitizer in the purse and be that crazy mom, but mostly it’s a knock on wood thing :). Thanks

  13. danielle

    December 7, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    We intake tons of vitamin c! And get out as much as possible- The sun helps and so does outside excercising. We also wash our hands more too!

  14. amy

    December 8, 2008 at 12:21 am

    i try to keep my kids healthy by eating right and keeping them healthy all year long…but so far my son has problems and has been sick since he turned one in august…he’s been abck and forth to the doctors too many times in last few months…and still going back and forth

  15. Alyssa @ Keeping the Kingdom First

    December 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I make sure my kids get fresh air every day- even when it’s cold! Being cooped up all day is not healthy.

  16. Martula

    February 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    This is awesome !!! Good work


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