Winter coughs and colds

Winter and all that comes with it is well and truly on its way, Sophie has come home from preschool with a bug, I have had a cold, as has Michael. It’s not much fun, especially when there are things to be done and children to look after. This makes it really important for us (and pretty much every other family in the UK) to stay as well and healthy as possible, and also prevent the spread of germs throughout our home.

The following infographic explains what you can do to prevent the spread of germs, and busts some of the common myths surrounding winter coughs and colds. It also gives details of over the counter remedies that may help alleviate the symptoms of your cough or cold.

Winter Coughs and ColdsDisclosure – this is a sponsored post



  1. Yuk that fact about computer mouses!
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  2. It’s not hard to avoid the spreading of germs, is it? Some people still seem to struggle with simple things like washing their hands x
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  3. Some good tips here. Hot honey and lemon always very soothing – cheaper than cough mixtures which don’t really do much at all.
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  5. My 6 year old told his sister she was disgusting today for sneezing on him. We have no hope of escape in our house!
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  6. Seriously with my three rampaging around with runny noses, and my eldest who seems to think it’s okay to wipe his nose on my shoulder when giving me a hug, I’m doooooomed I tell you, doomed!
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  7. Seasider in the City

    Air conditioning is one of the biggest culprits for spreading germs, that and children. If we could do away with both life would be peaceful 😉
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  8. Lots of great tips and hints there, and a few facts I didn’t actually know! Thank you! 🙂
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  9. We carry lots of germs – even after hand washing if we don’t do it thoroughly. Good to get children into the habit – hopefully helps a bit at keeping colds at by…

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