Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sick Baby Must Haves

First off - THANK YOU - for your positive comments and prayers for our little guy. 
He is suffering from severe allergies but we have a plan in place so I'm hoping by week's end, we are doing much better if not 100% healthy (again.. finally!). 

If there is anything I would say I'm a pro at, it's taking care of a sick baby. Fortunately, Connor has only had the typical colds, viruses and allergies and nothing more life threatening. Before the age of one, it's difficult to taken some of the typical seasonal ailments since little ones under 12 months aren't able to take many over the counter medicines but there are six items that I've learned to use and have one hand that make dealing with a sick baby a little less miserable. 

 


1 - Hyland's Baby Tiny Cold Tablets: Like all Hyland's products, this cold tablets are homeopathic. You simply dissolve two tablets on tongue every 15 minutes for 4 doses, then hourly until your baby's runny nose and congestion is relieved. 

2 - Vick's Humidifier: this particular humidifier helps relieve dry air by providing moisture for up to 18 hours. I use this any time Connor is in his crib napping.

3 - Zarbee's Natural Cough Syrup: this honey and ivy leaf blend provides comfort for when your little one has a wet cough.

4 - Infants' Advil: when Connor is teething or is in pain from sinus pressure, a small dose of Advil helps relieve his pain and allows him to get a more sounder, deeper sleep.

5 - NoseFrida: instead of going inside the nose like the bulb, it forms a seal with the outside of the baby’s nostril. As uncomfortable as I was with this at first, I will say this is the only suction that works to clear Connor's nose.

6 - Johnson & Johnson Face and Hand Wipes: these alcohol free wipes gently remove dirt and germs from your little ones hands and face, leaving behind a clean scent.

Of course, we always have a thermometer and tissues near by. I add Vaseline to C's chapped nose daily to help it heal and reduce the chance of dry nose and cheeks. Even with all these items, it seems like we could always use something else to ease his discomfort. What are your go to items to use when taking care of a little one?

11 comments:

  1. I have got to get a humidifier. Every year -especially in winter I am reminded of how helpful they would be. Glad it turned out to just be allergies!

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  2. I need to check out that nose Frida... The regular suctions never seem to work for me.

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  3. What a great Baby-Well list for new moms! I used most of these on the list.

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  4. I would definitely suggest the NoseFrida over a typical bulb. Those things are DISGUSTING! Even if you clean them, you can never see the inside of them - uh, gross! I hope C gets back to normal soon.

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  5. Never heard of #5. Thanks for sharing. The kids can't shake a cold that has settled over our houehold. I'm so sick of runny noses.

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  6. Poor little guy! Hope he's feeling all better soon! I'm not a mommy yet but I'm tucking this tips away for soon to be mommy friends and the far away future ;) PS- I am probably SO FAR BEHIND on this but I'm LOVING your blog design. It's super cute- you just had to know ;)

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  7. Totally agree with the Nose Frida. Love that product!

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  8. Wow I hadn't heard of some of these thanks for sharing I happen to have a sick toddler right now so I will be running to the store. Thanks.

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  9. #5 is genius. We could use that at church with all the cold weather and the babies noses I have to tend to.

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  10. Great list of items. I can't speak highly enough of Hyland's products. They have been so helpful with all 3 of my kids. I hope your little one feels better soon.

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  11. This list is awesome! One thing we use are Boogie Wipes. They're wet wipes with saline to get the crusties out of their little noses without irritating the skin.

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