Our vacation has had a rough start!
Our drive took about 4 hours longer than normal thanks to traffic, Zach was bitten by a hobo spider, Zach also got really bad food poisoning that is still going strong 4 days later, and poor little Lulu has caught a cold!
Seriously, when your baby is sick it’s the worst thing ever! She cries and it makes me so sad to see her so miserable that I want to cry too!
Thankfully there are some things that lessen the suffering somewhat, and thankfully Idaho Falls had most of them in stock!
After one whole day of snot, tears, and exhausted tantrums I consulted Pinterest and Google and then promptly ran all over town purchasing my child’s way back to health.
Here is what I got & what I think is working:
Nosefrida the Snotsucker
I know, so gross right?! But those bulbs DO NOT WORK. At least they never have for me. And even if they work for you, I bet this works better! And don’t freak out too much, there’s a filter and a loooooong tube so the chances of any snot actually reaching your mouth are like zero.
These are so great because they don’t dry out her nose/surrounding area and they actually dissolve mucus. And they smell good- always a plus.
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion-Calming
Calming is 100% right! Which is so useful when your babe is so uncomfortable and not feeling good. It helps her go right to sleep. I love pretty much everything Burt’s Bees because they utilize natural ingredients and always feel (and smell!) so so good.
This is such a given since we’re little Washingtonians over in the dry desert of eastern Idaho! Humidity helps to clear your sinuses and prevent your nose/throat from becoming uncomfortably dry during illness. Thankfully Zach’s sister lent us this one to use while we’re here, and it works great!
Essential Oils- Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender
I’ve been wanting to get into essential oils and just haven’t yet! But Zach’s family had some that they let us use and they have proven to be super helpful. We put a drop each of Eucalyptus & Peppermint in Lucy’s bath to help clear her up, or sometimes we’ll do Lavender to calm her down. We’ve rubbed a drop mixed with coconut oil on her too, and that seemed to help as well. I just prefer to drop it in the bath or diffuse it because I get so nervous putting oils directly on her! They definitely need to be diluted.
And of course lots of snuggles, breastmilk, and sleeping work wonders! Now she just needs to be back to 100% so we can fully enjoy the remainder of our vacation!