Baby Must Haves for Cold Season
It's officially cold and flu season, which for me is a pretty scary time with a newborn at home. Even as an experienced mom, nothing is worse or scarier than a sick baby. However, being that this isn't my first time at the rodeo, I know that no matter how hard we try to protect our little ones from germs, sometimes them getting sick is inevitable. The best thing we can do as mothers is be prepared for when the time comes. So today, I'm going to share with you my must haves for this cold season.
1.)Infant Tylenol or Motrin
We all know the importance of having Tylenol/Motrin around when trying to reduce a fever. I personally believe that this is probably the most important thing to always have stocked in the house during cold and flu season. I like to have both on hand because when my first son was little, his doctor recommended alternating the two. Please keep in his mind that this was recommended by HIS doctor, so you should skip with your child's pediatrician before doing the same.
Ok, so this thing is the BIZ-NIZ! At one point I was totally against using it because the concept of it totally grossed me out, but I am so happy I gave it a shot. Not only does it literally suck the snot out of them, but it also doesn't go up their nose so you don't have to worry about hurting their nasal passage. After you're done reading this, throw out that useless bulb syringe and amazon prime this. You'll thank me later mama!
Nasal Congestion is one the most common indicator that your baby may be getting sick. You can tell that they are congested because they sound stuffy and you see them struggling to breathe through the nose. Saline Spray helps loosen up the mucus in your little one's nose, which helps when it's time to use the Nosefrida. Be careful not to spray too much or it can cause your little one to gag.
A good thermometer is an absolute most have not only during cold and flu season but year around. A fever is an indicator of many different things so it's important to catch a fever early on. For that reason, I believe a digital thermometer is a good investment. It may be a little pricey but it makes taking your little one's temperature so much easier.
A humidifier can be a life saver when baby or anyone in your home has a cold. When baby is congested a humidifier makes breathing easier by adding moisture to the nose, throat and lung passages. It also helps soothe a sore throat and a pesky cough. I use my humidifier with Vicks Vapopads because they release soothing vapors.