Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Summer Roadtrip Suitcase Essentials #RoadTrips #SickJustGotReal

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Roadtrip Suitcase Essentials #RoadTrips #SickJustGotReal



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

Now that the girls are officially out of school for the summer, we are looking forward to our summer travel plans. My family is big on summertime road trips, if you remember last year's Canadian trip or our drive down to Tennessee 2 years ago to the Smoky Mountains. This year, we are planning a combo plane/car ride vacation. Later next month, we will be flying into Las Vegas to spend a few days enjoying the bright lights. From there, we will be driving over to the California coastline to visit family and spend a few days frolicking in the ocean and soaking up the sunshine.


As much as I look forward to our family vacation time, I've been on enough trips to know that with 4 people, something always gets left behind and we have to detour from our original route to make a pit stop to buy travel essentials that we forgot to bring. Like the time we went to Disney, I forgot my pajamas. Or, the year Jason packed me 2 right shoes and left the left ones at home. And, last year, everyone forgot their swimsuits.



So, this year I have created a printable road trip packing list in hopes that by using it nothing gets left behind again.

 Click Here To Download The Blank Template
graphics used in template from Miss Kate Cuttables


It's almost a guarantee we'll leave something behind, but at least with this travel check list we can be as prepared for our road trip as possible. You'll notice that I also included children's pain relievers and cough and cold medicine on my list, and that's because another thing we can almost guarantee is one of the girls will get sick on our vacation. If you are a parent that travels with your children, you know they get sick at the most inconvenient times. There's nothing worse than when your child doesn't feel well, it's the middle of the night, and you're stuck in an area you aren't familiar with and have no idea how far you need to travel to get your child medicine. That's why it's best to come prepared with Pfizer Pediatric products already packed.


Kids quickly pick up germs, especially on vacation when they are exploring and constantly touching new surroundings. The Pfizer Pediatric team understands that it's important to have the essentials on hand, so you can get your little ones feeling better as soon as possible.


When sick gets real, 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 ickiest 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, certain Children's Robitussin® products are only suitable for children ages 6 and up.

· Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free eases 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 ages 6 and up.


Nobody likes to be sick on vacation, but when sick gets real for my family, I reach for Pfizer Pediatrics so we can get back to having fun.

To learn more about these products, be sure to visit the Sick Just Got Real™ website. Stay connected by following Sick Just Got Real™ on Facebook.


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74 comments:

  1. I learned how to make sneeze and stow tissue box. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. These are great printables! I love the checklist, and I love the blank page for writing down our adventures.

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  3. I always like to bring more than I need on a trip. I always say that I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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    1. Same here! Better to be over prepared than not prepared at all!

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  4. Oh, you will never forgive Jason for those shoes :)
    Ooooh, Vegas and California here we come! Seems glamorous opposite of last year's Canada lol
    My first check on the list would probably be stomach pills and probiotics, the thought of getting some stomach problems while away from home just seems like hell to me!

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    1. No, I won't forgive or forget. Now, I have to double check everyone's bags. You know what they say, if you want something done right, better do it yourself. Though, when I have to do all the packing for 4, I forget stuff that I need!

      Probiotics are a great travel essential. Eating new foods while away can be hard on the tummy!

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  5. I totally need this check list, I am so bad at remembering to pack everything when we go away and I always forget something vital - not something that wouldn't matter!

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    1. It's always the important stuff that gets left behind.

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  6. I need this checklist. We try to include all the possible stuff but ends up by forgetting one or two. This checklist is a must.

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    1. Nobody likes to make a stop to buy those one or two items you left behind. It takes away the fun of just relaxing while away!

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  7. lmao on the shoes. That would be rather funny. Great list indeed. I'd add Benadryl, never know what foreign thing one might have a reaction to.

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    1. Benedryl is another great item to add to the list!

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  8. I have a huge plastic bag always packed in my luggage with everything I need to go away. When we go with our son, we have additional bags packed with all of the above medicines, I just check expirations and replenish as needed. It is easier to have it all pre-done!

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    1. That's a very smart way to travel Mitch!

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  9. This is a great printable. My daughter is a planner big time and this would be great for her.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway and the great printables. I can use the printable for my vacation next week.

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  11. Thank you for the printable. This would really come in handy when we pack our stuff for a vacation somewhere. I'd like to add some antihistamines and my insulin pen too.

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    1. Yes, those are both great additions. You reminded me I needed to add my hubby's Epi Pen to the list!

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  12. I love all the compartments in this suitcase! It looks fantastic and so easy to organize all your stuff.

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    1. It is! Those pockets help to keep everything organized.

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  13. Packing is never fun, especially when you have to do it for everyone! Thanks for the checklist though, that is really going to come in handy this summer.

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  14. I learned some sick hacks, such as Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box, Slip-Free Sick Socks and "Loads" of Fun.

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  15. I learned they have sick hacks on the site, I like the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box idea.

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  16. Isn't that Blow and Stow Tissue Box holder on the sponsor's website genius? It is always a smart idea to pack OTC meds in case the kids get sick when you are traveling.

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    1. The Blow and Stow Tissue Box Holder is a great idea!

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  17. We swore by Children's Robitussin when my kids were younger. It helped them sleep despite coughs.

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  18. I learned that there is a hack to make slip-free socks. And you're going to California!! I'd love to go. I did Vegas once, but wasn't smart enough to go just a little further west while there (time constraints, if I remember correctly). :)

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    1. My aunt has been hounding us to come out for a visit for years, so we figured we do one last huge family vacation hurrah before Mariah is off to college and starts her internships during our summer vacations.

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  19. A printable packing list is a great idea, as is a small first aid kit. I could manage without pajamas but two shoes of the same foot would be a challenge.

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  20. I learned "One lucky nurse will win the title and the Ultimate Summer Vacation."

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  21. This couldn't have come at a better time! We are planning a road trip and this list is so helpful!

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  22. I learned that there are many sick hacks such as sneeze and stow tissue boxes and slip free sick socks. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  23. I learned about the sneeze and stow tissue box. It's very handy.

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  24. These are awesome tips! I love that printable checklist for packing things.

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  25. I really like your printables.
    I also like your actual list and find it very helpful.

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  26. We always seem to forget something when we travel. It's even worse now that the kids want to pack for themselves. I need to print a bunch and have them all make checklists.

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  27. Thank you for the printable. That is going to make sure I do not forget anything. We are up for a trip next week, so this post was very timely. Thank you for sharing!

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  28. I learned they have sick hacks on the site, I especially like the Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box idea- totally going to steal it.

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  29. I learned that the Children's Advil Suspension comes in 6 great tasting flavors and is meant for children ages 2-11.

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  30. This is an awesome checklist !!! Great ideas for road trips and all the goodies you should pack, just in case.

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  31. That is one thorough list. I need to save this so I can refer back to it later!

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  32. It can be so easy to forget the important stuff! With a list like this, you won't forget anything!

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  33. Whenever we travel, whether by plane, train, car or RV, I always have medicines on hand. Pfizer medicines are ones we are always stocked up on.

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  34. I learned how to make a Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box for the couch.

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  35. We usually have 2 weeks for Disney and Universal or be wherever we have planned for the summer. I think it's important to have a checklist every time! I have four kids and I go through the same thing, there will be things that we tend to forget. I really appreciate this list!

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  36. I learned its valuable to have a check list and follow it.

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  37. love your template! can't wait for the next summer break and we will continue exploring this country! Chicago, New Orleans and hopefully Machu Picchu is on the pipeline!

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  38. I learned some sick hacks on the site such as Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box, Slip-Free Sick Socks and "Loads" of Fun.

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  39. I liked the hint to make sure the medicine box is stocked. Nothing is worse than a sick kid in the middle of the night with no medication available.

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  40. I learned how to make a Sneeze & Stow Tissue Box for the couch. It's always handy to have something like that whether you are at home or even on a trip!

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  41. I like the sick hacks like the non slip socks.

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  42. I learned that dimetapp can help when having to travel when your kid is sick.

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  43. I learned that Children's Robitussin provides targeted relief of tough coughs.

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  44. I learned that you can make a sneeze and stow tissue box. Love the checklist. My first check on the list would probably be PeptoBismol

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  45. I learnt there is Infants’ and Children's Advil,the
    Children's Robitussin and
    Children's Dimetapp!

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  46. I learned that they sponsor a competition for America's Greatest School Nurse which is really nice – this is an underappreciated occupation that is so important for our kids! I also learned that they make kids' versions of Robitussin, Dimetapp and even Advil!

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  47. I learned how you can make a sneeze and stow tissue box. Thank you so much!

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  48. Ive learned to always make a list or i'll end up forgetting something that i really needed lol

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  49. I learned to always use the dropper or measuring implement that comes with the medicne.

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  50. I learned that 59% of school nurses say that children come in contact with germs the most in the classroom

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  51. I learned there's a coupon for up to $3.50 that you can save on children's medicine.

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  52. I learned Dimetapp is grape flavored because most children prefer grape to other flavors

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  53. with 3 kids and now5 grandkids ...Why didn't I ever think of this<> something fun for the kids to make and take on our trips

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  54. I love the Adventure sheet! This is a really cool set! Thanks for the chances!

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  55. How to make the sneeze and stow tissue box! I hope I won't need to make one anytime soon but good to know!

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  56. I learned there is a Sick Sense Relief finder where you can enter your child's age and their symptoms and it will reccomend a product to buy.

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  57. I learned fever in children is most often due to bacterial or viral infections, such as the common cold, the flu, an ear infection, or sore throat. However, fever can also signal a serious infection or disease.

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  58. I learned about the sneeze and stow Kleenex box. This is a great hack that I will try for sure.

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  59. I learned they offer coupons on their site.

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  60. I like their craft for the sneeze and go tissue box. It's tough sometimes finding a place to put the tissue.

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  61. I learned that colds are the number one illness in kids during the first month back to school.
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  62. I learned they have sick hacks which are very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  63. I learned about the Sneeze and Stow tissue box.

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