Handling Those #SickJustGotReal Moments with Pfizer Pediatric Products + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
March 1, 2017

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

#SickJustGotReal #Pfizer #Family #Health #Motherhood #Mommy #ad

I’m not sure how things are in your home, but this time of year is when the ickies and ews go around our family. This is totally expected considering all of the children our children are around throughout the week at school! Being sick is definitely no fun for the kids and as a mommy, I just went them to feel better as quickly as possible. Let me tell you that those Sick just got real.™ moments are very concerning and real!

Recognizing “Ew”

Pediatric doctor Dr. Nina Shapiro and microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba share their expertise on how germs exist beyond what meets the eye and how to get kids back to being kids again when germs cause those Sick just got real.™ moments

Germs at play

  • The sun’s ultraviolet light rays kill bacteria, so playground equipment in the shade will have more bacteria. 
  • Sandboxes are a germ culprit, particularly if they remain uncovered overnight, which allows bacteria to enter. 
  • Any microorganisms on kids’ hands will spread to monkey bars, slides, teeter totters, swings and other touched surfaces where other children can then pick them up when playing.

Germ class is in session 

  • Half of students don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom ­ – and of those who do many don’t even use soap. 
  • Less than one-third of teachers said they regularly disinfect germ-laden objects in the classroom. 
  • Desks often have more bacteria than a toilet seat and if eating happens in class, the number of germs multiplies. 
  • Up to 2.7 million bacterial cells per square inch live on common school surfaces such as water fountains, desks, computer keyboards, bus seats and cafeteria trays.
  • Shared technology in classrooms introduces new high-touch surfaces for spreading germs – the computer mouse, keyboard and tablet surfaces have some of the highest germ counts. 
    • Each keyboard key contains up to 1.3 million germs—that’s more than 135 million germs on the entire keyboard, and a standard iPad screen has up to 192 million bacteria! 

“Ew” is in the air 

  • In addition to school and the playground, the supermarket is a festival of “ew”, with shopping carts, credit card machines and reusable grocery bags acting as the leading germ carriers. 
  • Some germs can live on dry surfaces, such as toys, for several hours.
  • Colds and other respiratory infections are spread by the hands and touching the nose or eyes, while 81 percent of people with the flu virus spread it through the air when they cough.  
  • Most kids touch up to 20 objects per minute and touch their face 50 times per hour – leading to wide germ spreading. 

Say goodbye to perfect attendance 

  • More than 38 million school days are missed by U.S. children each year due to the flu.
  • Parents miss about 126 million workdays annually caring for a sick child, which equates to 40 billion lost dollars.
  • Missing work to stay home with their sick kids and worrying about sickness outbreaks going around the classroom were the top concerns parents have when their child is sick at school. 

#SickJustGotReal #Pfizer #Family #Health #Motherhood #Mommy #ad 

Information about Pfizer Pediatric products:

Kids get sick no matter how much you do to prevent it.  The pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare are there with three solutions – Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp® – to tackle the “ew”iest of symptoms. 

Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child’s fever fast with Children’s Advil®, a great solution for kids as young as 2 and up to 11. Children’s Advil® comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. There’s also Infants’ Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief (among OTC pain relievers) with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.

For your child’s cough, trust Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief to control and relieve symptoms all-day or all- night. Available in grape or orange flavor, for children ages 4 and up. Please note that while most Children’s Robitussin® products can be used starting at age 4, some are only for children age 6 and up.

Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free is one of those medications we constantly have on hand and a backup package as well. Not long ago, our youngest son, Samuel, was feeling really terrible – coughing, runny nose, fever, aches, the works. I gave him Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free, which is great for easing your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while quieting a bothersome cough. All in a great-tasting grape flavor that’s dye-free, for children 6 and up.

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric products and to use as directed

A big thanks to Pfizer Consumer Healthcare for making products that help us handle those #SickJustGotReal moments with confidence.


1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will receive a #SickJustGotReal prize pack, including:

  • (1) Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape (ages 2-11)
  • (1) Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief (ages 4+)
  • (1) Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free (ages 6+)
  • $25 Visa gift card to stock-up on those Sick just got real.™ essentials

Have you had a #SickJustGotReal moment recently?
Have you used any of these medications?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

99 Responses to “Handling Those #SickJustGotReal Moments with Pfizer Pediatric Products + Giveaway”

  1. linda says:

    I have thankfully not had a sick moment recently but if I did, I would use all 3.

  2. Natalie says:

    I am actually still sick! I am getting better, but 2 weeks ago I had to call into work because I was so sick.

  3. beth shepherd says:

    My son was sick about a week ago. He used the advil for sure. He is thankfully better now.

  4. HS says:

    Thankfully we don’t have a #SickJustGotReal Moment recently and we usually use children’s Advil.

  5. Ashley C says:

    We had some sick germs in the house around Christmas and we used Dimetapp to help everyone get to feeling better! Its the best!

  6. Barbara Montag says:

    Yes we had a #SickJustGotReal Moment recently – our daughter got so sick with the flu.
    We used Children’s Advil as usual.
    thank you

  7. Harold says:

    My Granddaughter just had a #SickJustGotReal moment while we were camping, had to use Children’s Advil to help relieve the fever.

  8. shelly peterson says:

    I commented earlier but it didn’t show up.
    My son had a bad cold and now my grandson and I are sick. I would use the Children’s Dimetapp and Advil.

  9. Cheryl says:

    I haven’t had a #SickJustGotReal Moment recently. I’d use Children’s Robitussin Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief and Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free.

  10. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I haven’t had one recently, but we find mucinex effective.

  11. Crystal F says:

    Our last sickness was strep throat. She took antibiotics and some kid’s Motrin. Thank you!

  12. Margaret Smith says:

    We use the Childrens Advil. Both my Sons were sick a couple of weeks ago with bad colds.

  13. Julie Wood says:

    I had a #SickJustGotReal moment with my daughter and she was really sick with a fever and cough! I would use the Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape flavor.

  14. Lisa Brown says:

    I have not had a sick moment lately, luckily, but I have used Robitussin Extended Release in the past and it is a good remedy.

  15. April says:

    My son is sick right now and we’re using Advil grape for him.

  16. Cheryl B says:

    We have struggled with flu like symptoms. We used Children’s Advil and Robitussin to ease the symptoms.

  17. Stephanie Phelps says:

    We actually had a #SickJustGotReal Moment about a month and half ago and we used Children’s Advil® Suspension, Grape.

  18. Marty says:

    The entire family, from Grandma down to the 3-year-old, is recovering from a terrible respiratory bug that just knocks you out flat for days. Children’s Advil was a lifesaver because it lasts all night — most kids’ fever reducers need to be taken every four hours.

  19. shirley says:

    We have a large family and for six weeks we had a #SickJustGotReal. we used Children’s Advil® Suspension and Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief.

  20. Elena says:

    I had a #SickJustGotReal moment when my son got sick and vomited on a road trip. I would use Children’s Advil

  21. DEBIJOT says:

    Yes we have had #SickJustGotReal moment in the car and I would use the Children’s Advil Suspension.

  22. mami2jcn says:

    I would use Robitussin.

  23. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    No one has been sick recently, but like to use the childrens advil.

  24. Gina M says:

    My son recently had a bad cold, and we gave him the Dimetapp cold medicine. He really likes the grape flavor, which is good since he is super picky!

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  25. sandra says:

    we have these moments almost every other month. we use children’s advil all the time

  26. Candice says:

    I got sick right after New Year’s, and it seems like it dragged on forever. I relied on Robitussin® to help me get through it.

  27. Steve Weber says:

    My girlfriend is still in the middle of being sick.. and she had to fly to NYC for a big showcase.. the poor thing is sick still! These products would definitely help her out.

  28. ellen beck says:

    Luckily we had the sickness about a month ago when it was going around our area so hopefully will avoid it this time round. The Advil is great and I like how it is an eight hour lasting medicine.

  29. Dan Dykstra says:

    Glad to say our family has been healthy. No need for medicines.

  30. vickie couturier says:

    we had a flu type virus go thru the grandkids,,lots of juice,,popcycles,,motrin and cough drops

  31. elizabeth miller says:

    We are having the #SickJustGotReal right now. My daughters allergies are going nuts from the weather being up and down. dimetapp to the rescue.

  32. Kelly D says:

    Yes we had a #SickJustGotReal moment with the stomach flu. I needed the Advil for the kids because of the fever that comes with it.

  33. heather s says:

    I had sinus problems recently so had to use medication for runny nose and cough

  34. Jackie says:

    We have not had any #SickJustGotReal moments recently (knock on wood). Hoping every stays healthy, but I do like to have medicine on hand just in case…
    Thank you!

  35. Brent Strassburg says:

    We all just got over colds using Robitussin.

  36. Daniel M says:

    we luckily haven’t been sick lately but we like advil

  37. Rachel says:

    I had a #sickjustgotreal moment a few weeks ago and used Advil, Robitussin as well as cough drops.

  38. heather says:

    We recently had a sick moment and I swear by children’s Advil it is great.

  39. Nicole Martin says:

    Yes, I’ve had plenty! Advil is one of my favorite medicines.

  40. Shelley P says:

    I haven’t had a #SickJustGotReal Moment recently but if I did I would use the Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief medicine. Usually the kids get sick and have a cough.

  41. KENNETH OHL says:

    My little niece had a sick moment and used the Childrens Advil

  42. rochelle haynes says:

    We use over the counter medicine and drink plenty of

  43. melissa Resnick says:

    Yes we had a #SickJustGotReal Moment recently – our son got so sick.
    We used Children’s Advil as usual

  44. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    We’ve been pretty healthy lately. I would use the Children’s Dimetapp for cold symptoms.

  45. Edye says:

    I’d use Dimetapp! My family has had a few sick days recently from the cold weather.

  46. Jillian Too says:

    Both of our little guys have been battling colds. We would use the Children’s Advil Suspension most often.

  47. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Yes! My son had a sick moment and needed childrens suspension advil for a fever.

  48. Brandi Dawn says:

    Yes we did! Still just getting over it actually. We would have used the Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief for sure.

  49. Annmarie W. says:

    Fortunately, we’ve all stayed pretty healthy this winter (knock on wood that it continues!). But in the past, we’ve relied on Childrens Advil and also Robitussin for our family when we have bouts of illness.

  50. Julia Barnes says:

    I just was sick with a nasty virus but lots of sleep and chicken noodle helped me bounce back.

  51. Kristen says:

    Thankfully I haven’t…but I usually just take zinc lozenges and sudafed if needed.

  52. Erin M says:

    So far we’ve made it though the winter without a #sickjustgotreal moment.

  53. Angela Saver says:

    Our family just recently experienced #sickjustgotreal and we used Children’s Advil Suspension & Children’s Dimetapp 12-Hour Cough Relief!

  54. Brittney House says:

    My favorite is the mucinex. I use it every time i’m sick.

  55. Susan Smith says:

    Yes we had a #SickJustGotReal moment recently. Our son got sick with the flu.
    We used Children’s Advil.

  56. karenb says:

    I just got over being sick and I used Advil Cold and Sinus that really helped.

  57. Tracy Shafer says:

    We always use Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free in my home. And the kids don’t mind the taste, so they don’t run away when I try to give them medicine, like we did as kids!!

  58. Nannypanpan says:

    We just had the flu, when grandma and grandpa came to visit and used advil

  59. Marci says:

    We are having that moment right now. Both daughters are sick 🙁
    We could really use the Children’s Robitussin Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief!

  60. Lauren says:

    I recently used Children’s Advil for my son’s fever.

  61. Elle says:

    I have not had a sick moment recently but if I did, I would use Children’s Advil.

  62. Theresa N says:

    With all the changes in weather we’ve had a few of these. I’d use Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free.

  63. kelly g says:

    My boy and I are getting over the flu and I used all these products. Thanks for the chance.

  64. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would say the Advance Cold and Sinus.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  65. ellen beck says:

    I really like the Advil. It works well and I like how it lasts eight hours. It also doesnt taste bad!

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  67. DEBIJOT says:

    I like the Libman Precision Angle Broom.

  68. Julie Wood says:

    I know that I need to start Spring Cleaning and the Libman Mop is what I need to get. I have one right now, but it is worn out. I need a new one!

  69. Brooke Allen says:

    My son is sick today and he could probably use some Children’s Advil. He’s currently resting on the couch.

  70. Devon F says:

    We’ve had to use the Children’s Advil most recently, Thankfully no sickies at the moment

  71. Debbie F says:

    Fortunately, we haven’t had any #SickJustGotReal moments in a while! It’s a miracle! But when we do we usually use Dimetapp childrens Multi symptom cold relief. They do a good job at masking the yucky medicinal taste so it’s easy peasy. 🙂

  72. Elena says:

    I want to try the Wonder Mop.

  73. Soha Molina says:

    I would use Children’s Advil.

  74. Stephanie Liske says:

    I have been sick lately. #SickJustGotReal I would use the Robitussin.

  75. Jamie Williams says:

    Yes my daughter definitely has had #SickJustGotReal moments. We had to use the children Advil and the robitussen.

  76. Kristi C says:

    Yes, stomach viruses and colds have been making the rounds at school. I would use the Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free.

  77. Paol Trenny says:

    My two youngest daughters just got over the cold #SickJustGotReal so we had to use the Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free.

  78. Jennifer Tilson says:

    My son had a stomach virus about 2 weeks ago. We would have used Children’s Advil® Suspension for his fever.

  79. Susan Christy says:

    Not recently – thankful to have an extremely healthy household. I have some children’s Advil on hand, just in case.

  80. Amy Deeter says:

    My whole family was sick last week.Especially my youngest daughter.We used Children’s Advil

  81. wendi says:

    I HAVE not yet thank goodness but I love Children’s tussin for my son it works so good

  82. Kyl Neusch says:

    I haven’t had one recently, but use mucinex

  83. susan smoaks says:

    i haven’t been sick in a long time but every time i get sick there is a #sickjustgotreal moment.

  84. Cheryl says:

    I like the Libman Precision Angle Broom best.

  85. clynsg says:

    My granddaughter was sent home from daycare with a slight temperature, and we found that she had strep throat–2nd child in the room so we are pretty sure where she caught it. If her temp had gone up, we would have used the Children’s Advil.

  86. Inez Cegelis says:

    We haven’t had a moment like that yet this year, but its coming! Time to get stocked up on Dimetapp Grape flavor

  87. Erica B. says:

    Robutussin usually works really well.

  88. Tabathia B says:

    My daughter was recently sick, we were told by a physician to just use a humidifier and ibuprofen if she had a fever.

  89. laurie murley says:

    we would use the 12 hours cough relieve the most, that is what usually gets us

  90. Stephanie Larison says:

    The dimetapp works great! I’ve had to use this on my oldest a bunch of times. I recently had to take all 3 kids into the Dr. because of pink eye. Thankfully, it’s gone now.

  91. Carrie Miyake says:

    We are having a #SickJustGotReal moment right now. Little one came home from school with a headache, not even able to eat Mickey shaped pancakes for dinner, laid on couch all night. We went to bed and rather than waking up feeling better, developed a cough in the night, still has headache and now a fever. Turning to my trusty Advil for her relief.

  92. Vikki Billings says:

    I have not had one recently but we always use Musinex!

  93. Trisha McKee says:

    We had a #sickjustgotreal when we had people over and my daughter got sick. I used Children’s Advil and sent everyone else home.

  94. BRIAN E. says:

    Kids getting over URI & Bronchitis; we went through a bottle or two of Children’s Robitussin !

  95. Sand says:

    Everyone just got over a cold so we have used a lot of Robitussin lately.

  96. Sarah L says:

    I don’t have kids so wouldn’t use these. I will give them to my friend who has 2 kids.
    Thanks for the contest.

  97. Sarah L says:

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  98. Janine Hwang says:

    I was sick in January with the kidsand use Advil!

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