The weather here in New England is brisk these days, and with all the gorgeous fall colors comes another, less welcome site: runny noses. My family hasn’t gotten our first cold of the season yet, but several of our friends have already come down with their first snot/cough/sore throat virus … and with two kids at two separate schools, I know it’s just a matter of time before someone comes home with a little tickle in the throat or a head full of snot.
My baby was born in June and we all had a very healthy summer, and I’m hoping to keep it that way. However, with all the hugs and kisses and toy sharing in our family, I’m guessing at some point this cold/flu season, my baby is going to come down with something. Since he is my third baby, I can say with some authority that what makes a baby’s cold feel 10 times longer is being unprepared for it.
Here’s a list of stuff I’m going to collect in the next couple weeks to have on-hand at my house, just in case our smallest guy comes down with something.