Around the end of October, almost like clockwork, I see my kids and others’ kids start hacking up lungs and wiping snotty noses.
You know what that means – COLD SEASON.
An almost unavoidable evil of life.
Nothing is more miserable than seeing your baby/child sick. I think ALL of us would do everything in our power to prevent and relieve their poor little bodies. We’ve chatted to a lot of moms/grandmas/aunts/dads, and come up some of our favorite remedies and products for cold season.
Note: These are products and methods of relief. These are by no means professional medical advice. Please call your pediatrician for that!
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No worries about those little head fevers. My kids hate cool washcloths or bags of frozen peas, but put a cute little animal shaped ice pack on their forehead? Suddenly it’s all okay!
I diffuse essential oils in almost all the rooms in my house. Some of them smell lovely, and several help combat cold symptoms! This is a decent diffuser I ordered from Amazon. Plus, it shines in cool colors which is added entertainment for the littles!
Listen, we know there are a lot of different brands of oils out there. We encourage you to do your research and choose what works best for your family. I personally use these two the most for my kids and colds. ON Guard, Breathe
(NOTE: Many essential oils needs to be diluted with coconut oil when used topically on children. Be sure to research.)
Now don’t you go hatin’, till you try! No, the snot does NOT get into your mouth. There is a filter that blocks it. And yes, it’s exactly what it looks like. You suck the snot out of your baby. and yes, it’s a miracle worker. Those hospital bulb syringes can be traumatizing and not do a very decent job. This Nose Frida product does the job, does it with less pain and more ease. It’s my baby shower gift of choice!
Know those nasty crusty boogers that sit below your kids’ nose? The ones that are so difficult to get off? These Boogie Wipes will do the job with less wiping/pulling/scrubbing. They have saline in them that breaks up the nasties and keeps your baby clear. And yes, they work.
Every time I’ve gone to the doctor for one of my 4 kids’ colds, he’s recommended a cool mist humidifier. And this particular model is one of the best. We use ours often during the winter months!
Zarbees is a natural cough medicine which we really like. It is made with honey – a known natural remedy to soothe throats. There is also a BABY version (since littlest ones are to avoid honey). It is made with elderberry. My kids like the taste of these products and they often seem to help. Ask your pediatrician if this is a good option for you!
This Baby bath is enriched with rosemary, eucalyptus and menthol AND it’s tear free. I always find a relaxing, warm bath with a little of this helps to soothe babies and small children. And maybe, I’ve put a little in my baths when I’m congested too. 😉
Welcome to the most convenient thermometer in forever. You guys, this thermometer is the bomb. First off, it’s battery-less. It just hooks up to your phone for power. Second, you can use an app to track temperature for SEVERAL children. (Hello, late night “I have no clue when I last took your temp…”) Third, it’s flexible and light weight and easy to take along. This is TOTALLY something you need to add to your family first aid kit! The price is right too! On sale right now for only $14.99 (usually $25!).
Listen, all a kid really needs is some love and TLC when they’re sick. If you’re looking for the softest most amazing blanket in the world. Try these. They’re a splurge, but they’re honestly the best way to snuggle. My kids all fight over them.
I guess I’m late to the party because I’m just finding out about how fantastic Amazon Instant Video is. No need to run to Redbox, and FREE if you’re a prime member. Let’s be honest, sick kiddos aren’t able to do much and sometimes they just need a good movie..or two…or three. This is a great way to get them instantly. Also, you can always get a FREE 30 day trial of Amazon Prime if you’re not ready to pay for it – although it’s seriously worth. every. penny.