Sick Baby Survival Kit

It’s exhausting having a sick baby.  Every parent knows that a bug just needs to work it’s way through baby’s system, but being sleep deprived on top of wiping snot and getting screamed at can wear you down like the week you first brought that gem baby home.


The other night I was putting Quinn to bed and noticed she was swallowing a lot.  I figured something was going to happen since her molars are coming in and they always bring a runny nose.  That night she woke up twice but went back to sleep easily.  The next day, she was much worse.

Her nose was so plugged that the poor girl didn’t nap all day and although I had her propped up in bed with me overnight, neither of us got much sleep.

But we survived.

Nothing entirely cured her cold in the moment, but a few things helped to take the edge off and give her enough rest to get through the night and the next day.  Rob and I probably would have plotted suicide otherwise.

See our SIX SICK ESSENTIALS that you should keep on hand.  (No more running to the store in the middle of the night!)

Vicks Starry Night Cool Mist Humidifier
Vicks Waterless Vaporizer Scent Pads
Hyland’s Baby Tiny Cold Tablets
Baby Einstein DVD
Boppy Pillow with Slipcover
Vicks Baby Rub or make your own with essential oil!  Full recipe here.

DIY Vicks

And a few things I wish I had on hand:

Graco Nasal Aspirator
Essential Oils

Quinn is feeling much better today and I was able to sleep all night!  Cheers to a happy and healthy baby!

What do you keep on hand?

What is your favorite essential oil? 

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