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Me and Al have both gotten sick so far, and fall/winter isn't even here yet!! :-) Actually, his is way worse then mine, super runny nose, cough typical cold stuff. But, got me thinking about the winter months. It's usually long winters around here, and it seems like we all catch colds and swap them around. I was wondering what you guys do to help with colds.
I'll have to make sure we are washing our hands often, and wiping everything down!! I love that the stores have those disinfecting wipes next to the shopping carts, I usually use them all the time, but latley haven't really. So I'm wondering if thats how we got sick, which really just grosses me out!! If I put him in a cart and there aren't wipes, I alwasy have antibacterial (sp) in my purse so I squirt some on my hand and give it a wipe where we touch.
I also have a pedicare gentle vapors plug in unit, which I think Dinah told me about last winter whenever Allan was super congested.
I really like it alot, it has a night light on it too, and just feels so refreshing!! When he is really bad we run a really hot steamy shower w/ this plugged in the bathroom and just sit. Although, not sure if we will be able to do that this year, he might want to go in! :) But, anyhow. The refills are a little spendy though. I was actually thinking today that I might want to get a couple more! Haha, I think dh and I would benefit from something like that in our room, then maybe even one for the living room. Might be nice to be prepared, huh!
I make sure we always have a childrens tylenol and an ibprofen, and lysol/clorox wipes. ALWAYS!! And when he is sick, we'll sometimes buy pedialyte if he doesn't have much of an appetite.
It has started at our house too Nicole. Brady's nose has been running nonstop and unfortunately it probably won't stop until next spring/summer. LOL DH's allergies have been kicking his behind lately. He had to start with his stronger allergy meds much earlier this year.
The one thing I've found that I like are the Boogie Wipes. :) They are much more gentle on the little guy's nose.
Good luck everyone! I hope we all make it through the season w/o too many dreadful stories. LOL
I am so worried about cold/flu season!!! With Natalie coming in December and having Gabe I am so worried about anyone of us getting sick. I have started to wipe everything down with clorox wipes and I am steam cleaning my carpets 2 a month now. I went ahead and got some goldbond antibac lotion to keep on me at all times too. I also LOVE the boogie wipes, which babies r us has them on sale right now. I just hope that with a newborn and a toddler we all stay healthy this season.
You know, me and dh saw those boogie wipes when we bought some refills for the gentle vapor. We both kind of laughed at them, cause we thought they were probably just like regualr wipes but w/ a different name. Maybe I should pick up a package and try them though.... He absolutly screams bloody murder whenever I have to wipe/suck snot from his nose. It's actually really sad, we almost need two of us. One to hold the head, then I stradle him with his arms pinned by his side and suck that snot out..... It's kind of funny, but really sad! haha
Avery has had a cold pretty much since she started daycare. DH and I have both had one as well. Then Mark had a 24 hour stomach bug a couple weeks ago (can I just take a moment to say that cleaning up puke when they eat real food is horrendous). Looks like it's gonna be a long winter in our house too. I'm a little concerned that Avery can't get a flu shot until she's 6 months old (december) but I guess we'll just have to be extra careful.
It sounds like you are being very proactive in preventing illness, but unfortunately it's just the name of the game. One thing that you can do is give him probiotic supplements. (In the vitamin aisle....there are kids chewables too :) )It boosts the good bacteria in his body so that he is less likely to have as much trouble with things like stomach bugs, but as far as the colds.....you're on top of it~ It is a pain and seems never ending. Any exposure to public groups is going to increase the risk. Wiping down the carts is a good thing, but have you ever watched those demonstrations for how far the germs fly when someone coughs or sneezes without covering their mouth.....yeah, we're all doomed whenever we're out in public lol. Just stock up on the comfort items and hold tight. I have definately noticed that as the kids get older the colds and illnesses don't happen as frequently. On a good note, each new cold, illness, is boosting their immune system. Every cold, flu, is a virus and once they get it, they won't get that exact same one again :) Which is probably the reason we don't get sick everytime our kids do....just sometimes :) Hold tight!
I am scared of cold and flu season this year, with no insurance. We got so sick last winter, it was in March but still. My ears are still healing and allergies have been kicking out buts. I've been giving Ella meds for that, but I can't take any or it makes it worse (so much fun when you are allergic to stuff inside allergy meds). I have a friend who sells oils and there is this oil you can get that is suppose to help protect you from illnesses. It is suppose to what theives used to rob people during the black plauge in france and they never got sick. So I might look into that stuff. I need to get us flu shots for sure. I know Walgreens and a few other places will do them, but Ella need a paserative free one and our pedi always reserves those for kids with athma and vaccine issues like Ella. I know know if those stores will have those kids of shots. I really want to take Ella to her 2 year appointment. It would be the best birthday present for my self that I can think of, to take Ella to her own doctor. That is all I want this year. ( My bday is 6 days after Ella's).