Boots the Chemist – Winter Health Products

Autumn has arrived and unfortunately it has brought with it all those winter viruses and bugs that we will inevitably all succumb to at some point over the next few months. This past week I have been soldiering on with a rotten cold and our Little Garden Helpers have had varying degrees of the sniffles. There isn’t much we can do to prevent it especially when we have little children who are much more susceptible to picking things up, but we can be prepared for inevitable.

Boots the Chemist are always on hand to offer help and advice, as well as having numerous products that can help when you or your little one is ill. They advise that if your baby does become ill you should increase their fluid intake, keep them comfortable and seek professional advice if you are concerned.

If you are worried your child might have a fever the Boots Pharmaceuticals Feverscan Forehead Thermometer (£3.29) is worth considering as it  is safe and convenient to use, and provides a quick result so you can take the right steps to help your baby recover quickly. And if your baby does have a fever you might want to try Boots Pain Relief Paracetamol Suspension 3 Months Plus (£3.99 for 200ml) which provides relief from mild to moderate pain and reduces fever and has a strawberry flavour to keep your little ones happy. Or for older babies, consider Boots Ibuprofen Pain Relief 6 Months Strawberry Flavour (£3.09 per 100ml) for fast and effective relief of fever and mild to moderate pain. Boots also have products to relieve dry, tickly coughs (Boots Cough Syrup 3 Month Plus -£1.99 for 100ml), as well as a vapur rub (Boots Mild Vapour Rub 3 Months Plus -£1.99) to help them breathe more easily but when buying any medicines for yoru children always read the labels carefully and seek advice from a pharmacist.

A baby’s skin is delicate and prone to sensitivity and as winter kicks in, bringing with it cold, harsh, weather, it’s even more important to keep your baby’s skin moisturised. Consider Boots Baby Sensitive Moisturising Cream (£1.99 for 100ml), which is a non-greasy formulation that effectively replenishes lost moisture to nourish and protect the skin and to help mums kill a wide range of germs, consider Boots Antibacterial Hand Foam (£2.93 for 50ml). No water is required and it is ideal for hygiene on-the-go. (Contains alcohol denate.)

For any winter health problems the pharmacists in Boots are always on hand to ask for advice and they will be able to guide you to the best product to help you or little one so if you are unsure just ask. They are happy to help.