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Baby Stuff I Love: Sickness

When your baby/child is sick, you want nothing more than to be able to help him feel as well as possible. Here are some things I love for sickness:

  • Temporal Scanner: I love temporal scanners, which take your child's temperature over something like the forehead rather than under the armpit, up the bottom, or in the mouth. I use Exergen brand and have loved it. Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer MODEL# 2000C
  • Baby Vics: For babies 3 months and up, Vicks has a baby version you can use. VICKS BabyRub Soothing Comfort for Babies Ointment # 617 - 1.76 Oz
  • Humidifier: A help everyone knows, but a help.
  • Inclining the mattress: If your child can't breathe, inclining the mattress can help. I never thought of this until Kaitlyn was born with reflux, then it occurred to me this would work well for colds (though I was obviously not the first one to think of it). Safe Lift Deluxe Universal Crib Wedge
  • Baths: I know they make me feel better when I don't feel well.
Please be sure to add your own tips!
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The Grovers said...

I remembered that you had this post a while back and just wanted to add my new favorite thing for a sick baby...Boogie Wipes! My mother bought them while were visiting them over Thanksgiving. At first, I thought they were too frivolous at $3-4 a package BUT I now think they are worth it when cold season moves into your house to stay for a while. They are moistened with a saline solution and are perfect for wiping awake the caked-on mess of a runny nose without too many tears!

Plowmanators said...

Thanks for sharing that! They do sound like they are worth it during a bad cold!

Julia said...

I just have a little sick baby at home :)

A thing which works so great for sucking their nose empty is NoseFrida:

and instead of Baby Vick I use an essential oil mix:
I put it on the chest, back and feet

and then another essential oil balm for on the nose:

They send world wide, but I think you can also mix it yourself with the ingredients. I love the oils when I have the cold and I have the feeling it helps her breath a lot.

Thanks for all your great posts Valerie!

Plowmanators said...

Thanks for sharing Julia!