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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mommy Monday: When Baby Has A Cold + Weekending

Likely because we were on a plane last week and breathing recycled air for a few hours, Henry has his first cold.

Slight fever, runny nose, crabby and generally not feeling well (as determined by extreme fussiness).

I'm all about healing as holistically and naturally as possible, but there are some things that demand a little over the counter medicine to help with symptoms - especially when it's my baby whom I don't want to feel icky!

While we can't make the cold disappear faster, we've tackled this cold with a few essentials to better manage his symptoms. Infant Tylenol, to help reduce Henry's slight fever. The Nose Frida, which is a nifty sucking tool that draws out all Henry's excess snot (motherhood is so, so glamorous.) And Hyland's Baby tiny cold tablets to help with congestion and sneezing. These people also make the all natural, drug free teething tablets we use.

Baby cold symptom remedies

All of this combined is helping Henry get through his first cold! Obviously, they don't make the cold go away faster, but they do help a baby manage the symptoms until the cold clears on its own. And also obviously, I'm not a doctor (more like a holistic granola munching hippie) so consult your child's pedi before busting out any of these remedies, ok? Good!

In completely unrelated news, I ventured over to Fort Worth on Saturday afternoon to meet with Making Mrs. M and Miranda Writes! We hit up a wine bar, and ended up staying for about six hours (!!!) It was so fun to meet other bloggers in person and hang out for a bit. Thanks for the fun time in the midst of a sick kiddo, ladies!

Blogger gathering! Making Mrs. M, Miranda Writes, and (the very tall) An Uncomplicated Life Blog!
Have you ever had a sick little one? Have any other good tips for me and Lil' H until this passes? You know, besides escaping to meet other bloggers and drink wine?!

Want to see what other awesome bloggers were up to this weekend? Then check out Biana's "Weekending" link up over at B Loved Boston! Just click this sparkly button... AFTER you give me your sick baby advice :)

Weekending

14 comments:

  1. I'm hippie and granola as well when it comes to sick babies......except when I have a 35 year old sick baby......then I shove Costco cough/cold medicine down his throat all weekend and shove water in front of his face.....I'm such a patient provider ;-) Hope your little man feels better soon!

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    1. Hahaha! I know EXACTLY what you mean. I'm lucky because my husband travels so much for work, the man has an immune system made of steel! I think I've seen him sick once. But yeah, cue the violins playing because if a man gets sick, everyone will know about it, hear about it nonstop, and it will be the end of the world.

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  2. It was SO fun meeting you! I still can't believe we were there for 6 hours.

    Hope little H feels better! :)

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    1. It was such a good time! Not such a good time? My bar tab. Those glasses of wine I was drinking were $13 each. Dang!

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  3. Hope he starts to feel better soon!! Glad you were able to get out of the house and enjoy some girl time as well!

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    1. Thanks lady! I want him to feel better ASAP, but his little baby snores are so cute :)

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  4. poor Henry, hope he's all better soon! looks like you had fun at the blogger meet up though, 6 hours would be a lot of wine ;)

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    1. Hahaha, six hours WAS a lot of wine! I don't think I've forked over that much 'moula on alcohol since I was in Vegas...

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  5. Hope little Henry starts feeling better soon! I had a sick dog to tend to after our meet up... Oh joy! I had a blast hanging out with you guys! Psst.. My wallet also hates me... =)

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    1. Oh my gosh, I just read your post! Yuck! That's way worse than a baby with a runny nose. And ummmmmmmmmmm, as I told Jaelan... I was NOT AWARE that those glasses of wine where the cost of an entire bottle. I'm flat out broke. But it was worth it ;)

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  6. I just love this. I love love love that three of my favorite people to blog stalk got together for laughs and wine. And I love seeing short sleeves outdoors in October! Over here in NC it's still warm during the days but the cool air is starting to show itself earlier and earlier. Saying goodbye to warm weather makes me sad but I'm sure down there yall are super over it haha! I hope your little pumpkin kicks his cold and starts feeling better soon! xx

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    1. Yay, thank you so much! It was super fun to meet these talented ladies. And, errrrr, Texas is still well above 90... We were sweating it out and trying to keep cool with wine on that veranda!

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  7. Good luck with your sick little guy. I don't have kids so no wise words of wisdom from me. But I'm hoping he feels better soon.

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    1. He's doing better! Those natural cold tablets seem to really help him feel better, so bookmark those bad boys if you ever do decide to reproduce! Haha ;)

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