Friday, April 8, 2016

5 Must Haves for Sick Babies

The Nosefrida looks absolutely disgusting, I know, but it works! The only thing I care about when I have a sick little one is getting her to feel better. We originally had the ball nose sucker from the hospital but I threw it out after she got sick the first time because it is impossible to get that thing clean. Ever since, I hadn't found anything that worked as good as that but once I faced my fears and purchased the Nosefrida, I realized I had found something even better. What I didn't know was that there is a stopper which prevents you from inhaling anything. I wish I would have looked into it sooner but so thankful I have it now!

The Temporal Artery Thermometer is something we thankfully haven't used often. When we do have to use it though, it is a breeze. You just have to slide the thermometer across your little one's forehead and it will give you a read out of the temperature immediately.

Boogie Wipes are another item I stayed away from for a while and wish I wouldn't have. My mom had purchased these for my nieces and so of course I had to try them. My daughter didn't have a runny nose at the time, I just wanted to see what they were all about. They really are a great product. (I have since used them on her with an actual runny nose) The wipes are non-medicated, hypoallergenic, alcohol free, and made with natural saline to dissolve mucus. The moistness keeps your child's face completely clean of any dried grossness and they are gentle on the skin. The ones I have linked are unscented which I always try to look for. I don't want anything added that could potentially irritate my daughter's already sensitive skin.

The Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier is something I cannot live without. I did a lot of research on humidifiers and ultimately this is the one we decided on. The reviews on many others stated that the humidifier would soak any piece of furniture that it was sitting on. This one has an adjustable dial that allows you to control the amount of mist you want. Cool mist humidifiers increase the air moisture to relieve cough, cold, and flu symptoms, including nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation, nose bleeds, and dry skin. We turn it on every night during the winter months and bring it out the second someone starts to get sick. We even have a separate one for our room. It is also super quiet which I have read that some others are not. If I had to pick one item that I think helps my daughter feel better sooner, it is most definitely her humidifier. Plus, it comes in 14 different colors to match any room.

Saline Drops are something we use hand-in-hand with the Nosefrida. You put a drop in each nose and it helps it all flow out. It is so difficult to get a baby's nose clear because they don't understand how to blow into a tissue, these drops do that job for them.

Having a sick baby is the absolute worst. When that time hits, I am always looking for new suggestions to help speed up the process. I hope my suggestions help you and your little one.

1 comment

  1. What a helpful post for new mothers who are still getting the hang of things, raising babies is never easy although posts like these help a lot so thank you for this informative piece.


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