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Another Cold? Someone Please Shoot Me Now!

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Imagine if this sucker sucked snots!

Just when I had almost forgotten about all about those colds last winter, a summer cold appeared a few days ago in the form of massive snots in my three-year-old. As soon as that happened, I just held my breath until Fuzz got it, too. This time, it only took two more days.

I don’t know about other people with more than one kid, but it seems like the older kid is a giant germ carnival and then the younger one has to go along for the ride, but usually, he gets it worse.

Good thing I traveled with my trusty snot vacuum cleaner, the Nose Frida, that I found out about through the comments of this post! Fuzz is actually better at avoiding the vacuum than he was back in the day, so sometimes it’s futile to even try it. If I thought his sleep disturbances were bad last week, Holy MOLY!  Last night was worse than newborn-land!

I swear, the poor little dude woke up every 15 minutes because he just couldn’t figure out how to breathe. It’s not like the old days when I could strap him into the carseat to sleep sitting up. Now the carseat is locked into the car. At this point I can’t figure out a way to get Fuzz to stay in a position that will help him, because he just moves five seconds later. It is major torture (for both of us).

I’m really hoping this will be a short-lived summer cold. It’s really cramping the Fuzz’s normally good-natured style.
Since we’re still in a period where no medicine is really safe for kids his age, what else can I do?

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