Preparing for Cold and Flu Season with Walgreens

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CareWithTrust #CollectiveBias . With cold and flu season coming up, here’s how Walgreen’s has helped us through it all! Use TYLENOL® and MOTRIN® as directed.

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season with Walgreens
Use as directed.

Of course in parenting there are a lot of curve balls thrown at you. From forgetting diapers on vacation to long and late nights of no sleep, parenting is never a dull moment.

Our First Double Ear Infection

My now 3 year old son always found a way to be sick late in the night when all the stores closed and when we hadn’t restocked our medicine for him. Time after time, my husband would make his way to our local 24 hour Walgreens because it was the only store open late and always had TYLENOL® for our son to help with his fever.

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When my son was about 10 months old, right before Christmas, he came down with a double ear infection but his fever didn’t start until late in the day. And I mean LATE. He was ready for bed but wouldn’t settle. Suddenly he felt warm and we knew something was up.

We didn’t know it was a double ear infection at the time but his temperature reached 104. As new parents we were extremely concerned because this was his first real fever. I sent John out to the store immediately.

He of course went to Walgreens and picked out TYLENOL®. TYLENOL® starts working in as little as 20 minutes to help bring fevers down. It’s the #1 Mom approved and trusted brand. Walgreens is always open and carries all flavors of TYLENOL® including this DYE FREE version.


We followed the directions on the box to keep his temperature manageable and to help him rest. After a long night of worry we made a sick appointment with our pediatrician. She recommended alternating TYLENOL® with MOTRIN® every 3 hours for relief during this double ear infection.

Back to Walgreens we went to help bring our boy a little bit more comfort. We double checked with our pharmacist that his prescribed medicine could also be used with both medicines. There’s always a helpful employee around and my favorite part is they recognize our family and give the kids a big smile and wave.

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season with Walgreens
Green means goooooo!

Teething Comfort

In addition to preparing for cold and flu season with Walgreens, we use Walgreens for everything in between including teething comfort for our sweet girl. She really goes through it with teeth. First, two popped through at one time. Okay, we got this. The last time? Four. At once. Right now she’s working on five at the same time. Again.

We got our hands on some Infant MOTRIN® at Walgreens after a call into our pediatrician to see what we could do to relieve her pain. MOTRIN® is safe comfort and is clinically proven to work quickly to help ease the pain.

Cranky clingy teething girl…You know this look!

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season with Walgreens

Now that my daughter is here, we have been doing a better job at heading to Walgreens in advance and staying ahead of the game. We make notes to ourselves to pick up our go-to brands when we head to the store.

Walgreens always has everything we need for whatever the kids or life throw our way. Can’t get out to the store? I recently discovered Walgreens delivers via Postmates. When you have a clingy crying baby and it seems impossible to pack the kids up and get out to the store, Walgreens is still there with delivery.

Do you have a story to share about a late night trip to Walgreens for your child?

Use TYLENOL® and MOTRIN® as directed.

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