Mother-of-16 shares her tips and tricks for fighting the flu in the winter

Raising Australia's largest family causes more problems than one – but perhaps no more difficult to manage than dealing with disease.

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Mother-of-16 Jeni Bonell, 49, has revealed that no fewer than 14 members of her family have been affected by the flu at once.

But despite the fact that in the past few weeks she had made an effort to keep all her children healthy, the super mother of Queensland shared her tips and tricks to make the winter months a breeze.

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Mother-of-16 Jeni Bonell, 49, (photo in the middle with her 16 children) has revealed that no fewer than 14 members of her family have been affected by the flu at once

Mother-of-16 Jeni Bonell, 49, (photo in the middle with her 16 children) has revealed that no fewer than 14 members of her family have been affected by the flu at once

Jeni said the key to combating illnesses in her children – between four and 28 years old – can be found in a handy set she devised for medical emergencies.

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& # 39; We tend to share a lot of germs in the family – I think we're currently with about four or five of us who haven't had this flu, & # 39; she said in one Youtube video about the subject.

& # 39; I came up with this plan to make a pack when one of the children got sick, and that is how BESS came into existence. & # 39;

The acronym, Jeni explained, stands for a & # 39; emergency aid bag & # 39; and has turned out to be a lifesaver to stop the spread of disease.

She uses the plastic zipper bags in which quilts are sold to store the set – which, according to the smart mother, contains no longer used items such as old sheets, pillows and towels that the children no longer need.

& # 39; If someone gets sick, I call to the children and just say & # 39; get Bessie & # 39; and they grab one of the bags and bring it straight to me, & # 39; she said.

Jeni said the key to combating illnesses in her children - between four and 28 years old - can be found in a handy set she devised for medical emergencies (pictured with her husband Ray, 50)

Jeni said the key to combating illnesses in her children - between four and 28 years old - can be found in a handy set she devised for medical emergencies (pictured with her husband Ray, 50)

Jeni said the key to combating illnesses in her children – between four and 28 years old – can be found in a handy set she devised for medical emergencies (pictured with her husband Ray, 50)

& # 39; We tend to share a lot of germs in the family - I think we are currently with about four or five of us who have not contracted this flu, & # 39; she said in a video on the family's YouTube channel (photo)
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& # 39; We tend to share a lot of germs in the family - I think we are currently with about four or five of us who have not contracted this flu, & # 39; she said in a video on the family's YouTube channel (photo)

& # 39; We tend to share a lot of germs in the family – I think we are currently with about four or five of us who have not contracted this flu, & # 39; she said in a video on the family's YouTube channel (photo)

Once used, she discards the old bedding and towels to stop the spread of disease.

For her girls, Jeni said she is holding a headband inside and also storing a stack of yellow buckets separately in case they are needed.

It is after Jeni, who shares her huge family with her husband Ray 50, hinted that she did not exclude baby number 17 after she had reported cancer.

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"I came up with this plan to make a pack when one of the children got sick, and that's how BESS came about," said Jeni (pictured with her 16 children and husband Ray)

From July the pair has Jesse, 28, Brooke, 27, Claire, 24, Natalie, 23, Karl, 21, Sam, 20, Cameron, 18, Sabrina, 17, Tim, 15, Brandon, 13, Eve, 12, Nate , 11, Rachel, 9, Eric, 8, Damian, 7 and Katie, 4.

Despite the endless pile of dirty laundry and running 50 liters of milk a week, the daily routine did not stop her from adding to their bread.

& # 39; We're always open to be blessed again, but Ray has just turned 50, although we always say it's not over until it's over, & # 39; she said women's Day.

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In October last year, daughter Brooke tied the knot to her long-term partner Jamie, and in March this year their son Karl married Claire in an intimate church wedding.

From July 9, the pair have Jesse, 28, Brooke, 27, Claire, 24, Natalie, 23, Karl, 21, Sam, 20, Cameron, 18, Sabrina, 17, Tim, 15, Brandon, 13, Eve, 12, Nate, 11, Rachel, 9, Eric, 8, Damian, 7 and Katie, 4

From July 9, the pair have Jesse, 28, Brooke, 27, Claire, 24, Natalie, 23, Karl, 21, Sam, 20, Cameron, 18, Sabrina, 17, Tim, 15, Brandon, 13, Eve, 12, Nate, 11, Rachel, 9, Eric, 8, Damian, 7 and Katie, 4

From July 9, the pair have Jesse, 28, Brooke, 27, Claire, 24, Natalie, 23, Karl, 21, Sam, 20, Cameron, 18, Sabrina, 17, Tim, 15, Brandon, 13, Eve, 12, Nate, 11, Rachel, 9, Eric, 8, Damian, 7 and Katie, 4

And there are more wedding bells on the way after their third child Claire recently announced her engagement – and their son Jesse has his & # 39; soulmate & # 39; April.

In May of last year, the family was abandoned after Mrs. Bonell had to undergo a life-threatening throat surgery to remove her thyroid gland.

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She saw a doctor after she started to get a nagging cough, but was told that a number of nodules had been found in her throat.

But contrary to all odds, the mother made a remarkable recovery after she fought cancer.

& # 39; I had to find a new way to live without fear, knowing that it is a cancer that could come back, & # 39; she said.

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