TOP TIPS WHEN YOUR BABY HAS A COLD:
Don’t wait until the cold has hit before you start panic buying! Buy it in preparation, then you have it all ready and at hand when the dreaded day arrives. Our go to products are Calpol, Ibuprofen, Snufflebabe Vapour Rub & the Calpol Plug In. We alternate between the medicines, and slather snufflebabe on his chest, throat and on his feet after his bath, before bedtime. The Calpol plug in is a new addition to the stash and smells amazing, it releases vapours into the air to help with their breathing. It also has a built in night light which makes it easier to manoeuvre around the bedroom without disturbing Teddy.
When Teddy’s cold first hit he was really fussing on the boob and wasn’t interested in milk at all, which really worried me at first and I became obsessed with whether or not he was dehydrated, turns out it is completely normal for them to feed slightly less. The key is to just keep offering milk whether it’s boob or a bottle. Teddy would feed for a little, then come off to breathe, then go back on again. So it can take a while for them to feed but it’s so important that they stay hydrated!
CLEAR THEIR AIRWAYS..
We use the Sterimar Baby Nasal Hygiene Spray to help clear his nose when it’s snotty or blocked. You just spray gently up each nostril and it helps to clear and soften the mucus, we then team this with the NUK Nasal Decongester to suck all the snot (yummy!) out. Some people find it disgusting but for me, there is something really satisfying about seeing all the snot shoot out into the decongester.
You don’t have to spend a small fortune on a thermometer, as long as it’s easy to understand and use then that’s the main thing. We have the Braun Percision Digital Stick thermometer and it’s always worked brilliantly for us. You just place it under their arm pit, which I find easier to use than one you have to put in their ear, and it reads their temperature and lights up colour coded to correlate with the temperature you’ve been given.
LOTS OF CUDDLES..
Whenever Teddy is ill, I just want to make him feel as comfortable as possible. He gets really clingy and unsettled when he is poorly so spends the majority of his time on either mine or his dads knees, having lots of cuddles and naps. We put him in a snuggly soft baby grow, put on CBeebies and don’t leave the comfort of our home. There is nothing worse than your baby being unwell so anything that can help is essential!
MAMA’S TOP TIPS