Winter is well upon us, but thankfully, my family has not gotten sick yet.  #knockonwood  Here are some of my favorites to have around the house, some we use on a regular basis, others just when we are sick.  The last thing you want to deal with as a sicko/mom of sick babies is heading to the store for some basics.

Kleenex Ultra Facial Tissue (8 Boxes) - these are even cheaper than the Kirkland Signature version!  $12.07 for 8 large boxes of Kleenex.  I'm a tissue snob and apparently hate to use toilet paper.  No idea why.
If you need a fever reducer, here are some options.   I know you won't need these delivered on a regular basis - but you can subscribe, select delivery every 6 months, and then push it back as often as needed.  Little Remedies Fever Pain Reliever, Natural Mixed Berry Infants, 2 Fluid Ounce - $4.19 on subscribe & save vs $6+ at any local store.  Any version with Acetaminophen will do. 
Once your baby is 6 months old, they can have Children's Advil Infant Drops, For Ages 6 - 23 Months, White Grape, 1/2 Ounce Twinpack - I've used this on the rare occasion that my baby has a roaring fever of 104 for several days and alternate between Advil and Tylenol.  Contact your pediatrician about how or one of my fav baby books also has info.

PediaCare Children's Fever Reducer Pain Reliever Liquid Cherry, 4oz - the large bottle of this is normally $7 at my Walgreen's, it is $5.36 here if you have a little bit older kids and need some of this.

Children's Advil, Grape, For Children ages 2 - 11 years, 4 Ounce Twinpack - I'm sorry, $7.67 for 2 large bottles of children's Advil?  That's what 1 would cost at Walgreen's.

And again, get it for the cheaper price, and you can push back the delivery for as long as you need.  Just go to Your Account > Your Subscribe & Save Orders > find the item, and change the schedule.  You can push the delivery out 12 months and then see where you're at.

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count - hmm, I think this is the 3rd time these have been on a list?  I swear we don't go through them like they are candy, but they do serve a lot of purposes!

These are my other go-to items, sadly, they are not available on subscribe & save:

Emergen-C Raspberry, 30-count  - my friend, Lacy, gave me the heads up about this Emergen-C a few years ago.  The trick is, you've got to get the raspberry flavor!  It has helped me avoid more than one cold, especially when paired with Echinacea.

Blue Disposable Underpads (Chux), Large Size 23 X 36, Case/100 2 Bags of 50 - when my baby was first sick with the vomits about 7-8 months old, these were a lifesaver.  I lined her crib with them which made for very easy cleanup.  Even now, I still line my girls beds with them.  If they get puked on, no problem, roll it up and toss it in the trash and lay another down.  If they don't get puked on, I fold them up and save them for next time.
Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 2.3 Gallon output per day - White - I went to college in Respiratory Therapy and worked for a little while after finishing school at our local hospital.  I'm a sucker for a good humidifier and the blue bulb syringes from the hospital to help get the boogies out.  This is my favorite humidifier.  Too bad I bought it in pink and then had a boy.  ;)

doTerra OnGuard Essential Oil Blend 15 ml - you can certainly get this from one of your local Doterra distributors, but here is a view of what it is, just in case.  We use the OnGuard regularly, but also when we are sick too.  Rub it on the feet of the babes and yourself.

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