Find The Best Cure For Those Sick Day Symptoms! #NetflixKids #StreamTeam @Netflix #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Netflix.  As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

    It’s flu season, which means it’s only a matter of time before the kids are home sick from school and siblings are being quarantined.  What is the best cure for those sick day symptoms? Laughter. Netflix has compiled a list of hilarious titles that will turn sniffles into giggles. They’ve also pulled a few episodes featuring under-the-weather characters, showing little kids they’re not the only ones who catch the occasional cold or have to visit the doctor.

    Check out our list of Netflix titles to watch when the kids are home sick. You can all snuggle up on the couch or get propped up in bed because these TV shows and movies make for perfect sick day entertainment.  After all, it’s hard enough to be sick and miserable which is why it’s so important to keep kids entertained and in good spirits while they are resting and recuperating at home.

Home Sick? Enjoy These Family Friendly Titles on Netflix!

Turn sniffles into giggles with these hilarious picks:

  1. Daddy Day Care
  2. Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
  3. The Croods [coming to Netflix 1/29!]
  4. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

    If all else fails, you can also ward off bad naptime dreams with a DIY dreamcatcher. This simple craft can be made while lying in bed or on the couch. Click here to learn how to make your own.  Between the great movies and the arts and crafts, you will soon transform your grouchy, sick kids into happy kids who are on their way to feeling better!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your favorite movies to watch when you are sick in bed with a cold or the flu?

Disclosure:  This post is part of a blogging campaign in collaboration with Netflix.  As a member of the Netflix Stream Team,  I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Honest to god, whenever I am sick I pull out the SAME movies and watch them. Ghostbusters (the original one), The first Back to the Future movie and The Goonies. I am an 80’s kid and when I feel lousy, they make me happy!

  2. Daddy Day Care is always a fun watch and when you’re sick – it’s always perfect and ideal to just watch some movies! <3

  3. Honey We Shrunk….any of them is always so good to watch! It is sure to get a couple of belly laughs.

  4. I love a good comedy, but when I’m sick, I generally just want to close my eyes and snuggle under the blanket! But, for the times I can’t sleep a movie from Netflix would be very welcomed!

  5. Kay Adeola says

    I have been thinking about getting Netflix my oldest has been on and on about it i said that she spends to much time on the xbox to which i got a reply yeah but you can get the app on there lol,looks like i am going to have to give in 🙂

  6. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I like something lighthearted when I’m feeling under the weather. Also, I didn’t know The Croods was on Netflix. I’m adding that to my queue right now!

  7. I like to watch a classic movie when I am sick. kids like the cartoons or classic Disney movies.

  8. My family loves to watch our favorite classic movies on NetFlix, it seems they are always up to date!

  9. mail4rosey says

    My son and his wife have Netflix and love it. I like that they’re so current! We just watched The Croods the other night (on DVD). 🙂

  10. My son was sick yesterday. He spent the day watching Netflix. Love the dream catcher craft!

  11. Betsy Mitchell says

    I love Netflix! It gets used more in my house than our regular cable!

  12. My daughter is sick at the moment and we have watched all kids of cartoons and movies several times. Would need some new ones now! Have to check out Netflix Kids!

  13. I love Netflix as well! I havent been to a video store in years!

  14. Wendy Bottrell says

    I have only found Netflix in the last couple of months. It is a great alternative to TV or those expensive movies from our local cable company

  15. Onica {MommyFactor} says

    When I’m sick I usually like to stay in bed and read, but next time I’ll check out one of these movies to watch

  16. I really love the convenience of Netflix and when my kids were home sick I use to always fix up a bed on the couch so they could watch movies on the t.v.

  17. amanda ripsam says

    My daughter cry’s if she can’t watch Netflix at least once a day. It’s used as a reward tool if you stay on green at school when you get home you can watch my little pony shes obsessed. Netflix does need new shows and movies though.

  18. Great suggestions! I LOVE Netflix! Have you discovered the fireplace channel on there? So neat!!!

  19. Lawna Young says

    My son is currently sick and in quarantine away from his siblings. I think I will let him watch some Netflix now that I saw this post. Great idea!

  20. When I am sick at home, I usually stream music and try to sleep.

  21. I like that Netflix has Disney movies on it now. My daughter loves to stream disney movies when she is sick in bed because she already knows the plot and doesn’t have to concentrate too much.

  22. JadeLouise Designs says

    If it is my kids that are sick, we stream a lot of kids movies on Netflix. if it is me; then we stream cute chick flicks like “my girlsfriend’s boyfriend”. Such a cute movie.

  23. Joanna Sormunen says

    Thank you for the great advice! It’s a good reminder about what we can enjoy on Netflix.

  24. Ohh I love Netflix I totally watch it on those days when I don’t feel great I’m so glad they are starting to show Disney 😀 x

  25. Jennifer Williams says

    Netflix is our favorite, it is so easy my 4yo can find his shows without help. It is also good for those really cold days! Daddy Day Care is one of my favorites

  26. When I have a flu, I don’t want to do anything, even watching a TV is not appealing lol. I must admit though that Netflix has so many movies that I like.

  27. I like to watch romantic movies when I’m sick, for some unknown reason. I just like to feel all loved and comforted jajaja but I also prefer to be cuddled meanwhile. Any romantic movies will do, even.

  28. Teresa McCluskey says

    Netflix is my go to for everything! But that dream catcher is way to cute!

  29. aww!! YAY!! The Croods! I will have to add that to my DVD list! I just updated it last night, but will have to make another small change!

  30. Veronica Solomon says

    I love all these movies! I have to look into netflix

  31. Courtney Pies says

    We are huge fans of Netfix! My daughter loves The Croods – she watches it at least once a day. Very cute movie, but I’m getting kind of tired of it. LOL!

  32. BabsProjects says

    When I am sick, I like to watch romantic movies like Love Actually of some old Bollywood movies. Off course my girls would watch all the movies you have listed.

  33. netflis is the best especially when you can stream it onto your tv

  34. My kids and have not watched the Croods and I think they would like it.

  35. I very rarely get sick and when I do there’s no rest for me. We do like to watch movies on our family game night and the Croods and Depicable Me 2 is what my toddler is currently into. She is so into the Croods and loves Belt 🙂

  36. I wish I have netflix. I’m still thinking of subscribing. Yes, watching a movie can perk up sickly kids 🙂

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