back to schoolThis post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are my own. Most of us have been back to school for around a quarter year. This is just enough time for the kids to have become familiar with their teachers, their schedules, their classmates, and the onslaught of germs. Yep, my kids get themselves in some serious sticky situations, and if it were up to them, they would lick their way clear from every one of them. Gross!

Jakobi Sneezing

Pretty soon, your kids will get sick no matter how much or what measures you take to prevent it. When sick gets real, the pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare are there with three solutions my family use: Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, and Children’s Dimetapp®.

Just like you, the Pfizer Consumer Care pediatric platform team is always ready to relieve the fevers, coughs, and colds that keep your kids from being kids, so your lives can get back to normal—whatever that may be.

What We Use & When

[quote align=’right’]Children’s Advil® products are available in several forms for easy administration, including: liquid suspension, tablets and infant drops and come in  several  great tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors.
Headaches & Fevers: I like to give the kids Children’s Advil®. The main reason is because it contains ibuprofen. It provides up to 8 hours of relief in just one dose which translates to less medicine per day, less fights over taking medicine and a longer time of relief. I already don’t like the fact they are sick, having them take meds sometimes adds insult to injury although we think the Children’s Advil® flavors are more palatable than most & Jakobi (age 7) will tell you that is his main deciding factor when picking his symptomatic relief aid.

Cough, Runny Nose & Congestion: Cough!  Cough! Cough! At one point in the year, everyone will sound like a bunch of barking seals. It is dry, unproductive and extremely bothersome. Thankfully, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp® will help the kids sleep through the night and be able to manage their day. My poor son, Jakobi, seems to be a little more susceptible to these particular ailments and has taken to carrying tissues, antibacterial hand sanitizer and lip balm to keep his lips from chapping. I feel like I am raising either a germophobe or an avid conference attendee, so it is nice when he can get some relief from his common cough attacks. I do not want him to think being sick is the end of the world and hole up like a hermit to keep from catching a bug.  Children’s Robitussin Cough & Cold CF is the family’s go-to because we think it works the best to keep the nose clear and free from stuffing or drips. I know they say keep the mom happy and the world is happy, but all we really want is for our kids to be happy. Right? When they aren’t healthy, it is nice to know that Pfizer Consumer Healthcare makes the products to keep them a bit happier.



  1. LO at your barking seal reference. That’s what it sounds like here right now, my two are def. feeling under the weather.Bummer too because it’s the weekend. Hurrrah though for Pfizer products, def. worth stocking up on for the medicine cabinet.

  2. One of the greatest things I’ve done is parent, but the one thing that I do not like is when they are sick. I feel so bad for my babies. I love having the medicine that works so they feel better faster.

  3. We have drilled our kids on frequent hand-washing since kindergarten…it is key to preventing spread of colds & flu.

  4. It’s always tougher when kids are sick. I always had hand sanitizer in my purse plenty of tissues and I also had my daughters change clothes when they got home from school.

  5. I am always looking for something that is safe but also effective. Nothing worse than having a sick kiddo.

  6. I’m always looking for ways to keep my son from getting sick, we always wash our hands after going to the bathroom.

  7. It’s so hard to see your children be ill. We always try to wash hands a lot and ‘cover up’ when we sneeze, and eat healthy…anything that will help ward off those sick germs!

  8. Children’s Advil is my choice for my daughter! She loves it because they have a blue raspberry flavor and I like it because it works best with her fever!

  9. My kids just got over being sick, it was horrible. With all the new germs coming home from my daughter after school it’s so hard to keep them not sick anymore. Of course when one kid gets sick, the other one is soon to follow.

  10. I wonder if more effective hand-washing teaching and reinforcement would make a difference, given the poor habits school nurses see. I’m not at all surprised that children have inconsistent (or even nonexistent) hand-washing, since I see the same thing in a shockingly large number of adults.

  11. I can see how easy it is to transmit germs among kids in the classroom. They touch everything and some are not great at hand washing. I think teaching them when they are young how to properly wash their hands, and how to cough and sneeze into their arms and not their hands could help!

  12. My daughter is having a lot of dental work done right now and is having headaches, I think the children’s advil would be great, she dislikes taking pills so we have to go with liquid. We have tried other liquid medications and the pain never goes away.

  13. I love these new products designed for children. It seems like cold and flu season start earlier and earlier each year.

  14. Both my daughter and I have already been sick this season and we have all winter to go yet!

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  15. So far this year I have had one sinus infection and that’s it, the kids have been pretty good this year too.

  16. The Dimetapp cold and allergy medicine is a must in our house. Our doctor recommended it and I’m so glad she did. My youngest daughter can’t stand to be stuffy or to have a runny nose and this gets rid of both of them. I try to always have it available for her. Thank you!

  17. We try to eat healthy meals, take a daily vitamin, get plenty of sleep and wash our hands frequently to prevent from getting sick.

  18. As a former teacher I always dreaded cold season. I felt sorry for coughing, congested kids and hoped I wouldn’t catch the germs.

  19. Childrens Advil is a staple in our medicine cabinet. It really works great for when my kids are feeling ill. We also try to take precautions by making sure whenever our kids come home, that they wash their hands.

  20. My children are grown but I have 4 young grandchildren and I worry about them when they get sick and hope that they are given medicines that are safe for them.

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