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Being sick is no fun and something everyone can relate to. Thankfully there are some tried and true ways to help ease symptoms and make things more bearable when you’d rather be doing your normal daily activities. In this post, you will find sick day tips for families to help you prepare for coming down with a cold or flu as well as family movie recommendations to stream while everyone’s sick.
Last year I thought we were going to escape flu season, but we all ended up getting sick in early March. Someone in our family was sick throughout the entire month. Big Brother ended up missing an entire week of school! This year, I plan to be prepared in case it turns into another long stretch of cold or flu happening in our home.
The following sick day tips are especially useful when both parents are sick and need to keep kids entertained or dread the thought of having to run to the store while not feeling well.
Ten Family Flicks To Stream When Everyone’s Sick
These movies are a mix of fun, inspirational, light-hearted, and/or cute. They are not animated and best for ages 7+. (Do check out Coco and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Netflix if you are looking for animated movie recommendations the whole family will love).
There are family movie recommendations, in no particular order, across the popular streaming services: Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, and Tubi tv (a free streaming platform). I have included the movie ratings as well as the age recommendations as listed on the Common Sense Media website.
- Paper Planes – Not Rated, age 10+ Watch it on Prime Video, Tubi
- Benji (A remake of the original) – TV-PG, age 8+ (parents say age 10+, my 7 year old liked it) Watch it on Netflix
- Wonder – PG, age 10+ (parents say 8+) Watch it on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu
- Hugo – PG, age 8+ Watch it on Amazon Prime Video, Tubi
- Black Panther – PG-13, ages 12+ Watch it on Netflix
- Hotel for Dogs – PG, age 7+ (We’ve watched this movie the most on this list!) Watch it on Netflix, Tubi
- Ella Enchanted – PG, age 8+ Watch it on Netflix
- Beauty and the Beast (2017) – PG, age 8+ (too scary for younger IMO) Watch it on Netflix
- Searching for Bobby Fischer – PG, age 8+ Watch it on Hulu
- Zapped – TV-G, age 8+ Watch it on Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, Vudu (free with ads)
More Sick Day Tips For Families
Here are a handful of feel better essentials to have on hand to help you better prepare for when cold or flu come knocking on your door.
Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold
Did you know you could brew Theraflu in your single serve coffee maker? I had no idea! Compatible with most single-serve coffee makers, it’s not tea, but can be just as soothing.
The Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold: minor aches/pains including minor sore throat pain, headache, nasal and sinus congestion, cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, and temporarily reduces fever. Powerful relief without a prescription.
Also available: Theraflu Power Pods Nighttime Severe Cold – Find both in the cold/flu aisle at Smith’s.
IMPORTANT → Remember, Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold and Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM should not be used at the same time.
Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM
With Robitussin® you can fight your cough and help kick your symptoms to the curb. The liquid strength of Robitussin® soothes on contact and provides cough relief for hours. I love that the honey in Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM is made with True Source Certified Honey. There’s even a children’s version you can also grab (found in the children’s medicine section). Gluten Free. No Artificial Colors.
Lipton Soothe Your Tummy Tea
An herbal infusion for those times your tummy feels less than its best.* The Lipton Wellness range, made with carefully selected botanicals and blended with essential oils, helps make well-being a part of your everyday routine. You can find the tea in the coffee aisle at your local Kroger store.
Abreva® Pump Cold Sore and Fever Blister Treatment
Proven to heal cold sores and shorten the duration of pain, itching, burning, and tingling. It delivers the best results when used at the first sign of a cold sore.
I shopped at Smith’s, part of the Kroger Family of Stores, which is where I found all items shown.
The best sick day tip for families is to plan ahead. Stock up on things such an tissues, cough drops, soup, tea, and the items listed above that can help you to feel better should winter illnesses pay you and your family a visit.
Theraflu-(c) 2019 the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older.
Use all products only as directed. Read label and follow directions. Abreva, Emergen-C, Robitussin – Use only as directed. Read label and follow directions.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.