Monday, 18 September 2017

Back to School - Winter Cupboard essential bumps and germs Kit


Now the kids are back at school and the bad weather is taking hold, the germs slips trips and heads are banging together in force, we have already had three letters from the school advising parents to check your child's hair for those horrible little nits or should I say headlice.

To all mums make sure you have your Back to school - Winter cupboard, essential bumps and germs kit at the ready here is exactly what is in mine sent to me by Superdrug to help me show you exactly what you need and of course if I miss anything I would love to hear your comments at the end.


Back to School - Winter Cupboard essential bumps and germs Kit



  1. Superdrug - Detection Nit Comb RRP: £1.99, As I said as horrible as it is we have already had three letters from the school asking parents to check there children's hair for nits a nit comb always comes in handy as unfortunately these never seem to go away its a problem all schools seem to battling against.
  2. Superdrug - Fix em Plasters - RRP, £2.99 How many times can a  child fall over on the way to school I think Liam racked up five times one morning on the way to school which of course ended up in grazes and ripped trousers so plasters are always good to have 
  3. Superdrug- Savlon - RRP, £1.50, has a range of uses, Cuts and grazes, insect bites and stings, minor burns and stings, you can also use it for skin problems such as blisters sores and chapped skin this is an all rounder great to keep stocked up on.
  4. Superdrug - Antiseptic wipes - great for cleaning up cuts and grazes and for keeping children's hands clean if you are out with all the bugs flying around prevention is key.
  5. Superdrug Haliborange Mr Men Little Miss Omega3 & multivits Softie 30 - RRP £5.99  - as well as being a balanced vitamin they will also keep help to keep your child in good health so they have the vitamins to fight off all the nasty bugs that are flying around.

I would also add to this list tissues - plenty of them for those runny noses, a good chap stick, lypsil or Vaseline for all those dry lips and noses, a good carpet cleaner and sickness bowl in case the kids do have a sickness bug, its a horrible time of year and as a parent its better to be prepared with children.


You could win the chance to buy all of these useful things and more. You can stock up your winter cupboard with essentials by telling me what you would add to the list? what is you absolute essential for keeping the germs at bay let me know and you could win yourself a £25 Superdrug voucher just enter via the Rafflecopter below and good luck! 


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These winter essentials were sent to me from Superdrug for the purpose of this article all opinions expressed are honest and my own.





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  1. Lemsip! to help with all the winter bugs :) x

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  2. Lypsyl, Lemsip, nasal decongestant for colds

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  3. Cold remedies and lots of vitamins

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  4. I have to have E45 cream! only thing that keeps my eczema at bay

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  5. Vaseline...it's great for chapped skin and soothing balm. x

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  6. Pearl barley for making warming soups

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  7. Cough medicine as someone is always complaining of a cough x

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  8. I use loads more moisturiser as my skin dries out from all the central heating x

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  9. I would definitely add a cold compress to the list, perfect for when you or the little ones are burning up :) x

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  10. honey - natural and the kids love it

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  11. Has to be first defense cold nasal spray, I swear by it!

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  12. Lots of own brand paracetamol and vitamin C tablets x

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  13. Carmex to stop my lips from becoming a chapped mess!

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  14. Honey and ginger - added to lemon tea at the first sign of a sniffle.

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  15. Cold and flu tablets and always honey (for honey and lemon)

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  16. My winter Cupboard essential would be cough syrup, soothers and Vicks vapour rub :)

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  17. Vicks, Cold & Flu Tables, Lip Balm, Cough Sweets, Hot Chocolate, Pain Killers and Honey!

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  18. Calpol! I can deal with me being sick, but I HATE it when the kids are sick, Calpol is so quick and easy to use.

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  19. Lemsip, because it seems like I've always got a cold in winter!

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  20. Karvol or olbas oil to help decongestion

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  21. Definitely Vicks Vaporub and Vaseline

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  22. Enough Balm Tissues for the heaviest cold or Flu.

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  23. Lemsips and nightime cold medicine.

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  25. moisturiser - as my skin tends to get really dry during the winter

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  26. Carmex for lovely moisturised lips

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  27. Vicks VapoRub and Olbas Oil for kids, great stuff

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  28. Vaseline.. cheap and such a good multi purpose moisturiser!

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  29. Tomato soup! I go through vats of the stuff in winter

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  30. i think lipbalm is my winter staple essential

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  31. Vicks Vapour Rub - can treat so many ailments :-)

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  32. we go through alot of cough mixture

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  33. Vicks to aid breathing during congestion, ultra soft tissues, and cans of soup

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  34. I make sure I keep numbing throat spray as I'm always getting sore throats!

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  35. Sudofed blocked nose spray, it's the most powerful thing I've ever tried!

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  36. Vitamins especially C and zinc

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  37. Sudafed and throat losenges definitely

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  38. Hand sanitiser - I always have some in my bag

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  39. I have sore throats so my essential is lockets and honey!

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  40. lemsip, throat spray, throat lozengers and lip balm

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  41. Intensive moisturiser for when the wind gets icy.

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  42. Lemsip and menthal crystals (dissolive in hot water and breathe in fumes, helps when breathing is difficult)

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  43. Vitamin C with Zinc,cough mixture

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  44. airwaves and a darn good moisturizer

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  45. Red wine...although if you're talking purely about things from Superdrug it would be Aveeno Moisturiser!

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  46. Lip balm, Lemsip and cough mixture

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  47. Hot chocolate is always a great pick me up!

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  48. Vaseline
    So many uses around the home and for dry skin too

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  49. Cough mixture and throat lozenges.

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  50. Paracetamol for the dreaded colds!

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  51. Vicks, Lemsip, Olbas bubble bath and bizarrely lucozade - My Nan used to give it to me when I was poorly so I find it quite comforting now! :) I also always have a hot water bottle around too!

    Jen x
    www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  52. Nivea Moisturiser and Vicks Vapour Rub

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  53. Multivitamins and colloidal silver (Laura Jeffs)

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  54. Vicks vapour rub, it's an essential when we have coughs or colds

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  55. Ginger and Lemon Tea, Always helps a cold!

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  56. Cough Medicene, tissues and nasal spray!

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  57. Oilatum, my skin gets even drier in winter

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  58. A multi-vitamin (to help boost the immune system), honey, lemon and ginger (for sore throats), olbas oil (decongestant).

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  59. Vapo Rub, great for blocked noses!

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  60. Has to be vasaline

    Kay Sherman

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  61. Honey with lemon in warm water as a lovely pick-me-up drink. Great for sore throats and general well being! Also menthol vapour rub is great!

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  62. Throat pastilles, vitamin D, paracetamol and lots of tissues! Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

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  63. Plenty of moisturiser, especially for my face and hands :)

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  64. I have to have honey & lemon lemsip!

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  66. I always have Kleenex balsam tissues in - they really sooth sore noses when we've all got colds!

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  67. Cough medicine is a must and balsam tissues!

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  68. Vicks... for when the kids find it hard to breath

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  69. I always like to have lemsip and Olbas oil in. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

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  70. Balsam tissues so stop sore noses !

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  71. vicks vaporub! you can use for variety of ailments

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  72. Vicks vapour rub and forehead stick x

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  73. Paracetamol helps relieve any Winter ailments.

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  74. Vicks as it works wonders for me and the kids! x

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  75. Halls soothers for the cough & colds

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  76. A bottle of liquid paracetamol in case the kids get ill.

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  77. Definitely the Haliborange vitamins. I'm all about prevention!

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  78. Calpol, vicks balm and cough sweets.

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  79. Elderberry syrup - better than cough mixture for a sore throat! - Jessica Barber

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  80. It's gotta be lemsip! It's my go to in the winter!

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  81. Vaseline, good for sore lips and chapped skin xx

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  82. Strepsils- b cause I always pick up sore throats

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  83. I too like Jakemans sweets. One bag for in the glove box is essential.

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  84. I always have some cold and flu tablets in the cupboard, they're great for when everyone feels under the weather.

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  85. Propolis gel it's amazing for healing the skin and taking the sting out of grazes, bites and stings

    twitter: @susanhoggett

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  86. Always have to have some cold and flu sachets and some kind of soothing balm ready for the sore noses!

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  87. A good moisturiser

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  88. throat pastels and cough mixture in case of sore throats and colds

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  89. Something to stop my lips becoming chapped.

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  90. Tissues, tissues and more tissues!

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  91. Soup, calpol, viicks vapour rub, lozenges

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  92. First defence quickly followed by Honey & Lemon Syrup as I most likely caught what is going around anyway...

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  93. Tea, lemsip and aloe vera tissues :)

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  94. Tissues, cough medicine & Lemsips x

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  95. Lots of cold remedies, vapo-rub and lip balm.

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  96. moisturiser my skin is so dry in winter with walking on school run in all weathers

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  97. Wife is always getting colds, so would stock up on tissues and cold & flu meds.

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  98. Hand sanitizer; love the soap and glory one and hand cream too to stop them getting so dry in the cold!

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