First Daycare Cold, Activate!Beth Anne Ballance
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The first daycare cold after only one week in the center. Harrison was a sniffling yellow-snotted mess by Saturday morning, whining and pulling at my legs after logging maybe six hours of sleep the night before. Waking up with a little fever on Saturday, he felt awful by 10am and I could tell by the puff in his face that his sinuses were really, really hurting him. He barely napped, barely ate. Poor guy got whacked hard with the crud and it’s not surprising considering how little contact he’d had with germs until this past week.
Too bad he’s afraid of the humidifier…
I’ve learned that when Harrison is cranky or not feeling 100%, the best thing to do is get out of the house. So we ran “drive-thru” errands to the bank and pharmacy and then hit up Target for groceries where he sat in the cart and I sanitized everything after we left. I picked up some baby Vick’s rub and Target brand’s “Vicks baby wash,” which is essentially Heaven in a bottle. I tossed Harry into an incredibly steamy shower and scrubbed him down the body wash and within 10 minutes, he was breathing so much better.
I would have LOVED to put his humidifier on in the nursery, but he is completely freaked out by it. Is it the steam? The swishing sound? The smell? I have no idea but the moment I try to pull it out or mention it, he starts crying “NO NO NO NO NO!”
Does anyone else have a kid that is terrified of the humidifier? How do you help your toddler feel better with a cold?
Read more by Beth Anne:
Hope For The Mommas of Toddlers…a sweet note of encouragement.
Working Mommas Do Raise Their Babies…addressing a really obnoxious opinion.