6 Essential Items For Cold & Flu Season
We’ve barely made it halfway through cold and flu season and my little J has already gotten sick multiple times.
Sick babies are inevitable- with their curious minds and little hands touching everything in sight. Eventually, those germy hands make it to their mouth and BAM, sickness ensues! It’s a never-ending battle with children, especially babies and toddlers. But it’s one that can be made a little bit easier if you keep the right remedies on hand throughout the cold and flu season.
The items below have helped me get through the worst of all night coughing, high fevers, and stuffy noses.
A cool mist humidifier helps relieve cough, cold and flu symptoms by increasing air moisture. It allows your sweet baby to breathe a little easier and get a good night sleep. Try a warm mist humidifier in the winter to prevent dry noses and throat discomfort. These items are great for all ages, even mom and dad can use them!
2. Nasal Mist
When babies have a stuffy nose, there isn’t a whole lot of medication you can (should) give them, so a light mist of nasal spray throughout the day can help loosen the mucus build up.
My favorite is the classic style you get from the hospital. I have found it to be the most effective and quickest at removing boogies. In my house, we call it the boogie monster!
4. Boogie Wipes
These soft and soothing wipes are made with saline to help remove stuck on boogies from tiny noses. They also come in a variety of fresh scents and, as a bonus, can be used during allergy season.
This is a good source of rehydration when a child is battling a fever. Pedialyte also helps replenish minerals and nutrients that are lost when a child is vomiting or has diarrhea.
These medications are an absolute must-have in any home with children of all ages. Using these medications in combination have proven to be more effective than using them separately. Because Tylenol can only be taken every 6 hours, you can offset with the Motrin without overdosing your child. I am not a doctor so please remember to consult your pediatrician before using.
Add all of the above items to your cart on Amazon or find them at your local pharmacy.
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In the comments below, tell me your go-to cold and flu item.
Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.