As a parent, some of the toughest days I’ve had are when AG is sick. Sick littles just break your heart. Especially when they’re younger and can’t verbally express how they’re feeling or what they need. It’s such a helpless feeling. Last fall and winter were tough for us. AG had never been sick her first year of life and as soon as we moved (and flew to TX) she became sick. It lasted on and off until January. It was rough. The days were long and exhausting. I’m praying that we keep the germs out of our house this season, hopefully not traveling anywhere will be the key to that. When she was sick during those months, there were a few necessities for helping to survive those tough days.
As a member of Influenster I was recently given the opportunity to review the new Braun No-Touch + Forehead Thermometer. I had high hopes for this thermometer. Taking AG’s temperature can be very difficult. It usually involved bribery and tears. With this new thermometer, taking your child’s temperature is quick, easy and painless (for all involved.) It measures in 2 seconds without having to touch your child’s head, has color coded guidance depending on the temperature range and it lets you know if you’re aiming accurately. It comes with batteries, a protective cap and can be used on your child when he/she is sleeping. Definitely a must have for parents!
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Whether it’s TV, books, iPad games, board games, etc. Usually AG and I spend her sick days snuggled on the couch under a blanket, watching multiple disney movies.
A humidifier is a must have in our house. Using it makes a noticeable difference when AG is sick. We’ve had one in her room since she was a baby. When I can see a cold coming on, I’ll add the vicks to the humidifier and put some on the bottom of her feet as well.
Whenever I was sick growing up, my mom would always tell me to drink a lot of liquids. Now that I’m a mom, I find myself doing the same thing with AG. When she’s sick, I make sure to have water cups all around the house so she’s drinking as much as she can. I’ll even do diluted juice if she’s showing no interest in water. Keeping her hydrated is key while she’s not feeling well.
I can’t tell you how many boxes of tissues we went through last year. AG wasn’t a fan of any of the wet wipes for her nose, so we would used tissues and a little aquaphor if her nose was getting raw.
Of course, medicine to treat whatever symptoms she had. Unfortunately, AG is allergic to lots of meds, so we try as many home remedies as we can find!
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