Let's talk. It's that time of year when the colds come upon our littles and it's the saddest thing EVER.
And there's really not a point to taking your little into the pediatrician (except to make sure it's not an ear infection) because they really can't do much at their young age except tell you to wait it out. It personally makes me feel a little helpless knowing that my baby is suffering and there's not much I can do about it.
I want to share a few things that work for us to get back on our feet quickly.
1. Soothing Vapor Bath Soap- Nothing like a warm bath with steam to help that baby breathe. Even better, this soap doubles those efforts containing eucalyptus, making it smell heavenly.
2. Humidifier- This is must whether on the East Coast or West Coast. We plug in ours for Henry every single night during the winter. This one is my favorite because not only is a sweet elephant, but it is a cool mist meaning that if Henry were ever to touch it or spill the water inside on accident, it wouldn't burn him. Most humidifiers are warm so double check how hot they get. You have the heater on anyway and the mist will only help your baby breathe through the entire night and actually get some much needed sleep.
3. Boogie Wipes- The name just makes sense. They're to wipe those forever running snot covered noses and are more soothing and helpful than a kleenex because they're wet with saline water. Your pediatrician may recommend cleaning out your baby's nose with saline water, which I personally find a little daunting. These wipes make it easy to clean out that nose every time it's running again.
4. Breathe Easy Rub- Organic and safe for your entire family, this works just like Vicks that your mom rubbed on your chest all those years but even better. The best tip: Rub on the bottom of baby's feet and cover with socks. You'll be amazed how it will help baby feel all cozy.
5. Nasal Aspirator- To really get your baby's nose fully clear. I'm not a fan of the Nose Frida that most pediatricians recommend because having me personally suck out the snot and boogers just is a little too much. This works great because it's battery powered and easy to clean. No grossness and strange tube that's hard to clean out.
6. Tiny Cold Tablets- If all of the above fail, tiny cold tablets can be used. These are easy for baby because they dissolve right in their mouth. They are all natural homepathic soft tablets, with out dies or parabens making it safe for your baby.
I hope that helps and here's to sending good get well vibes your way! The last thing you want is a baby who can't sleep because they're up all night coughing and sneezing. Stay warm!
What are some of your favorite baby cold remedies?