Baby Stuff I Love: Sickness

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Baby products to help with sickness. When your baby is sick, try these products to help baby feel better. Helps for baby’s cold.

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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Reader Comments/Advice:

  • Wilson Ramblings said…
    warm apple juice really helps with congestion
    September 22, 2008 7:17 PM
    Plowmanators said…
    Thanks Wilson Ramblings–I had never heard that!
    September 23, 2008 9:30 AM
  • Shari said…
    Thanks for this! I have been wanting to get a temporal thermometer since that’s what they use at my daughter’s pediatrician’s office (& it’s so easy!), but I was afraid I would end up getting one that doesn’t work well. I looked this up on & it also has great reviews there & was a lot cheaper than I was expecting.
    September 23, 2008 6:08 AM
    Plowmanators said…
    Shari, It is scary to get one of those and know if it will work or not–but that one is a good one.
    September 23, 2008 9:31 AM

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. The Grovers
    December 4, 2008 / 6:43 PM

    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!

  2. Plowmanators
    December 8, 2008 / 6:19 PM

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

  3. Julia
    June 11, 2012 / 5:59 AM

    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!

  4. Plowmanators
    June 27, 2012 / 4:12 AM

    Thanks for sharing Julia!

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