The Cold and Flu Fight – Disney D-Lightful Challenge Week 7

by Janice

I’ll be honest… I’m a germ freak and I’ve passed it on a little to my kids. But, the good thing is that Jackson is probably the only 9 year old boy who begins play dates with insisting everyone wash their hands.

Hands Under a Running Faucet

Susan struggles to get her girls to wash their hands enough but she finds that a fun soap does the trick. It’s amazing how quickly Sophia stuck out her hands to get the “Mickey Mouse” soap and scrub her hands clean.

I say whatever it takes to get kids washing their hands is for the best. The more they wash their hands, the less we all get sick.

Stamp out the sniffles with the help of this week’s video challenge

Head over to the DCP’s official Facebook page, Disney Living, to find out more about this week’s challenge and tips from the “Go-To Mom,” Kimberley Clayton Blaine, who has partnered with Disney to bring weekly video parenting tips.

Try these helpful tips to fight the cold and flu this season:

  • Help keep your kids comfortable in their bed or on the couch
  • Make sure your kids use tissue when they sneeze and blow their nose
  • Remind kids to wash their hands regularly


We all know that it’s important to not only avoid the nasty bugs that go around this time of year, but also fight back the bugs that make it into our homes. Disney makes fighting the bad bugs fun for kids and easy for Moms with the help of these great Disney-themed products:

Week 7- Cold & Flu Season



If you’d like to win a prize pack of the fun products shown above (including Disney-themed Method Hand Soap, Peach Tree Facial Tissue Pocket Packs, Campbell’s Soups, and Citrus World Orange Juice), leave a comment telling us What are some of YOUR family’s tips for helping your kids to fight the cold and flu?

This giveaway will end on November 4, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.


Please note that we are compensated Disney Brand Ambassadors, but as I said, our love of Disney and all of our opinions are completely our own!

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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1 Tami M October 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I love this concept … neat product ideas. We’d definitely give them a shot around our house. Last year with a first time kindergartner, it was sick, sick, sick … here’s hoping for a healthier 1st grade!

Tami M


2 JoannaTopazT October 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm

A spoonful of honey helps soothe a cough (for kids older than babies), and we try to eat a lot of garlic and onions — generally chopped up and hidden in things ;) — as a family during the winter season.


3 Charity L. October 25, 2011 at 9:41 pm

We take wipes everywhere and hand sanitizer, another trick we use is to use the grocery cart wipes they offer for the handles of grocery carts. Very helpful!


4 DeDe Smith October 26, 2011 at 2:47 am

We take our vitamins and wash our hands often. We have hand sanitizer everywhere and we encourage the use of it as often as possible.

I love all these wonderful Disney products and would love to try it!


5 belinda m October 26, 2011 at 6:40 am

to try to keep the germs away I make sure that my family washes their hands often and use sanitizer when we are out. If a bug is caught, plenty of rest and lots of fluids


6 Elisabeth October 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

I love the Mickey Mouse soap bottle!

I think the thing we practice the most would be washing hands before dinner, especially if we’ve been out!


7 Kathy Stevenson October 26, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I have hand sanitizer in the car and we use it every time we get in!


8 Debby October 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I try to make sure they wash their hands after playing and to always cover their mouths when they cough. I don’t want them to be spreading anything either.


9 Alison October 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I take hand sanitizer everywhere with me. My daughter is only in Kindergarten but she has a bottle in her backpack. I try to wipe down things that I believe are “germy”


10 Stacey October 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I am a germ freak too. My son washes his hands often and I know I have caused him to be a germ freak too. But, we don’t get sick so I guess we are doing a good job.


11 Amy October 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

At first when my son was born, I was a germ nut. I washed down everything all day long. But now he is older and trying to eat everything off the floor, so I just make sure the floor is clean, and I wash his hands several times a day.


12 tennille October 27, 2011 at 12:21 am

with a toddler we just do the best we can to wash hands and take our vitamins.


13 JUNE October 27, 2011 at 7:23 am

You can count me in on this one for sure, cause I’ll do anything so none our family members get sick this year.


14 Staci A October 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

We wash hands constantly throughout the day, take multi-vitamins and make sure ti get plenty of rest every night. My fingers are crossed that we can avoid any major cold or flu this season!


15 Morgan October 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Wash those hands. Love the products, very cute


16 Wayne October 27, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Wash those hands, wash, wash, wash


17 Jason October 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Being nurse I know how important it is to wash your hands often.


18 Brett October 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I have wipes with me at all times. Love these cute products.


19 Terra Heck October 28, 2011 at 6:58 am

I wipe down surfaces of my home often with disinfecting wipes and have a box of tissues in many rooms of my house so everyone can wipe their nose when needed. Thanks.


20 Jamie Brigham October 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Some of my tips for fighting a Cold and Flu is frequent hand washing, don’t put things in your mouth, don’t share something that you have had in your mouth And if someone does get sick it’s rest, medicine, fluids like O.J and tissues. My son has never been sick, just His mom and dad LOL


21 nan October 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

we use a humidifier, lots of love and juice
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22 Kelly D October 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm

We wash our hands a lot and eat healthy foods, like fruit and veggies.


23 Jessica T. October 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

My son has a cold right now so I am trying to keep him drinking alot of liquids and he had soup for lunch. I also made sure he took his daily vitamin.


24 Erica Best October 30, 2011 at 6:59 pm

wearing warm clothes around the house and stay warm when out side at all times .


25 Wehaf October 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

We always get the flu vaccine! and it helps to stay hydrated.


26 Missy October 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm

always washing hands!


27 LaVonne November 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm

We cut out refined sugar when it seems like we are fighting off a bug.


28 Dena November 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Vitamins, hand washing, sleep and the flu vaccine are musts for our family!


29 Jennifer November 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I could use all the help for my kids I can get to fight off colds and flu!


30 Chuck November 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Make sure that they wash their hands allot during cold & flu season.


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