I feel like every mom I talk to has a sick kiddo currently – everything is going around and add in the holidays and it being cold outside it is a horrible combination. As a first-time mom, I was terrified of the first sickness. While it wasn’t fun, we made it to the other side (mostly) and I wanted to share my sick baby must haves that got us through to have in your mom toolbox for whenever sickness strikes.
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We run a humidifier in Will’s room 100% of the time, but while he was sick this was an absolutely necessity. I actually wish we had a second one that we could run in there. We love the FridaBaby Humidifier. It is super easy to fill up and is pretty powerful for its size. While this shouldn’t matter, it’s also really aesthetically pleasing so I don’t mind that we have it out 100% of the time. While he’s been sick, we moved it closer to the top of his crib so that it was closer to him.
Trying to wipe a baby’s nose is basically like wrestling. These Boogie Wipes are saline wipes that make wiping baby’s nose a lot easier and less painful. We’ve gone through a ton of these while he’s been sick, but I couldn’t imagine not using them to clean up his boogies. Also, in the morning when he has dried boogies it helps loosen them up and clean them right up. I’ve even been using them for myself while I’ve been sick (shhhhh!).
Tylenol/Motrin and FridaBaby Pacifier
The doctor told us that Tylenol and Motrin really don’t help in the event of a cold, but on top of the cold Will cut 2 teeth this week. So, we felt like it helped! We now just use the syringe and squirt the medicine in his mouth but before we used the FridaBaby MediFrida Pacifier which made giving medicine a breeze! We also time up his final dose of Tylenol or Motrin for right before bed if we can. For us, the cycle of 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm worked well for Motrin.
This is the part about baby sickness that I was looking forward to the least. I will say, Will didn’t have the worst stuffy nose in the universe, but we did use this 1-2 times a day. A ton of people recommend the FridaBaby Snot Sucker, which we have, but I preferred this electric Nasal Aspirator instead. It was quick, easy and didn’t require me to suck his snot. For either type of nose aspirator, you should use a saline spray first to get it moist. We used this one and liked it!
Someone once told me that you can’t have enough baby thermometers, which I agree with. When the baby is sick in the middle of the night it’s basically impossible to find a thermometer. However, I think we found one we really like. This digital one has an ear and forehead mode that is really easy to use and quick. We had a traditional thermometer as well, but it takes FOREVER. This one is way more efficient and quicker. We also have this FridaBaby Digital Thermometer that connects to an app. While I didn’t use it, it is super intriguing and I want to try it sometime. It would be great for overnight because you can check the temperature without waking the baby as it transmits to an app!
So those are my must haves! Make sure to come back on Thursday to read part 2 all about baby sleep, night wakings and getting back on track after sickness.
You can see all my sick baby favorites in my Amazon favorites here!