Baby Stuff I Love: Sickness


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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4 thoughts on “Baby Stuff I Love: Sickness”

  1. 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. 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!


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