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On Saturday I proudly proclaimed to a few friends that my kids haven’t been sick for months. Not since that nasty cough Kyla and I got during the summer. We had gotten it from my brother while we were visiting them in New York. We had tried to avoid it but it was darn near impossible living in such close quarters and having a baby who can’t keep her hands out of her mouth! I should have known then, right as I was saying it that it was the wrong thing to do. That saying it would mean that my kids by default would get sick. I had jinxed myself. The next day (Sunday) I noticed that Kyla was looking snotty. That her eyes had that sick look to them. The first thing I did?
I opened my Sickweather app. I wanted to check to see what was going around in our area and avoid a trip to the doctor’s office if I could. The top three things were the common things, Fever, Common Cold and Allergies. Luckily it was nothing crazy or more serious like Strep which meant a doctor’s appointment was probably not needed. I figured I was safe to say that Kyla too, had the common cold.
Then I did my part to the Sickweather app community and I reported our illness!
I’ve been sharing this app in all of my Facebook Moms groups and in real life. I love when I’m driving around town and I get an alert. Every time I drive past the colleges I tend to get a million and one alerts which always cracks me up for some reason, those darn students 😉 If you’re not worried about certain things like Allergies, Asthma or the common cold you can turn the alerts off.
As you can see I have my alerts of for Asthma off since it’s not a concern for my family. What I love most about this app is the alerts features especially if I’m going into an area that I’m unfamiliar with which happens often since we go on a lot of road trips. I can also search in advance what’s going on in other areas I plan to visit which is perfect when traveling during the holiday season.
Whenever we get an alert or when we’re entering places that feel like they have more germs than normal (Think playgrounds, children’s museum and the doctor’s office) I make sure to take a couple of extra precautions that way we’re being proactive!
5 Simple Ways to Avoid Illness
- Be Aware. Are you on a Mom’s group on Facebook? Pay attention when you hear that everyone seems to be getting strep. Sickweather does this for you too. Going into an area where there is a ton of strep going around? Take extra precautions!
- Take a daily Probitoic (to avoid stomach bugs) as well as Extra Vitamin C or Elderberry Syrup to boost your immune system.
- Keep Your Hands Out of Your Mouth. This is MUCH easier said than done for anyone but especially children. It’s important to keep your hands out of your mouth, nose and eyes as much as possible so you can avoid germs transferring from your hands to your bloodstream via those three passages.
- Wash Your Hands Frequently. This goes hand in hand (pun intended) with keeping your hands out of your mouth. If you have little kids you know how hard this is. Frequent hand washing will help when they just can’t keep their hands out of their mouth, ears and nose!
- Eat Healthy. Supplements can help but more than anything you need to be eating the right way. Eating tons of fruits and vegetables will help your body stay strong!
What simple ways do you use to avoid illnesses in your household? Do you use Sickweather? How could it help you?