It’s crazy how your baby one minute can be all happy and playful, then WHAM!
Baby is sick. All hell is breaking loose. What’s a mom to do?
Three of our kids have had croup the last few weeks. From that I quickly realized keeping a few things handy is extremely useful and helps relieve a wee bit of stress.
Nothing is worse then having to run to the closest 24-hour store (which is usually not very close!) to pick up this or that.
Keep these 7 must-have items handy to make your life easier when baby is sick:
Humidifier 1 of 7We recently purchased a clean-air filter free humidifier. Talk about a world of difference. There isn't the funky smell that the older humidifiers we owned had.
Vicks Baby Rub 2 of 7Vicks Baby Rub is contains soothing aloe vera and fragrances of eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender. Rub on your baby's chest to help with congestion.
Pedialyte 3 of 7Prevent dehydration with Pedialyte.
The Pedialyte packets are fabulous since they are easy to transport and don't have an immediate expiration.
Infant Tylenol and/or Infant Motrin 4 of 7Always keep handy Infant Tylenol and Infant Motrin. Check the package for correct dosage and any age restrictions.
Thermometer 5 of 7We prefer the temporal artery thermometer. It's easy to use, you just rub it across your child's head.
Nasal Aspirator 6 of 7Yes, the beloved nose sucker. Keep the nose sucker of your liking handy for those nasty boogers.
Butt Paste 7 of 7Good ol' butt paste is must have. You never know when a sick tummy will lead to a nasty diaper rash.
By keeping these few things handy, you will at least get a head start on anything you can do before you can get your baby in to see your Pediatrician.
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