Parenting

Cold Season with a New Baby

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I remember bringing my little bundles of joy home from the hospital. I had prepared for months getting the nursery ready and making sure I had all the recommended baby products. I wanted to make sure I would not have to leave the house unless I absolutely had to – at least for a few weeks. The items you’ll need will depend on the time of year you are bring baby home. If it’s during cold season, there are a few extra things I’d recommend picking up just in case. Being prepared is key, trust me!

Cold Season with a New Baby

Cold Season with a New Baby

1. Humidifier. I kept one running in baby’s room during naps and at night to keep the air moist. It’s really dry in the winter months which can irritate nasal passages.

2. Thermometer. I prefer the digital thermometers that go in the ear for ease of use. You can keep tabs on baby’s temperature and watch for fevers.

3. Hand sanitizer. I keep it everywhere during cold season, including my purse. Use it for yourself and other members of your family to keep germs at bay.

4. Doctor’s phone number. Important phone numbers are on my fridge so I can easily access them. The doctor’s phone number is at the top of the list. If baby’s symptoms aren’t improving or you are worried, you can always give the office a call.

5. Baby chest rub. Gently rub it on baby’s chest, feet and neck to help loosen congestion. I found my daughter slept better with it on.

6. Parent’s love. My babies are needier when they were sick and that called for some extra TLC and lots of cuddle time. A little patience helps, too!

7. hydraSense® Baby Nasal Care productsBeing stuffed up is no fun! They are available in three formats: Ultra-Gentle Mist, Easydose Vials and a Nasal Aspirator. The Ultra-Gentle Mist can be used 4 to 6 times a day to help reduce and relieve nasal congestion when your baby has a cold. EasyDose Vials could be used for travel and on-the-go. The Nasal Aspirator helps to clear those little noses, since babies aren’t able to blow their own nose yet. Pick some up at your local food and drug retailer or online at Amazon.ca.

My sister, Laura, who has a baby boy named Emmet, agrees with this list, too. Little Emmet is just getting over a cold.

What are your items for cold season with a new baby?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by hydraSense®. To make sure hydraSense® products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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