**Hyland’s sponsored this post. But the thoughts and feelings are our own and we are happy to be able to share this helpful product with you!
My son was around 9 months old when he got his first fever. Accompanied with a completely clogged nose and a rushed phone call to the on-call nurse, we brought him into the ER. Four hours later, they sent us home with Tylenol, a saline spray, and written instructions on how to handle a cold at home. Looking back on my first adventure with colds, all I can do is laugh. We were doing the best we could without knowing a thing about colds for babies. Back then, we heard that there was nothing you could do for a baby’s cold. You definitely can’t give your baby NyQuil, but there are plenty of alternatives we’ve learned through time! Now as our second baby reaches toddler-hood, there are steps that I know will help us through our battle with the colds. Maybe some of these tricks can help you through this cold season.
At the very first sniffle in our home, I now fall into a routine that has been ingrained as a habit. To start, the largest game-changer in the cold department in our house was upgrading our nursery glider. We had a cute, functional, but not that comfortable, rocker in the corner of the nursery. It served its purpose for books at bedtime, nursing sessions, and rocking to bed. I didn’t know what I was missing. We upgraded our glider to a not-so-cute but oh-so-comfy, padded, soft, reclining rocker which I could comfortably fall asleep in. When a baby has a stuffy nose and only wants to be held, sometimes I just have to fold in the towel and hold them upright all night long. But, with my comfy glider as a last resort, I still have many other options.
First, we keep a cool mist humidifier in each of the kids’ bedrooms. We close the door, turn it up high, and let the room turn into a jungle rainforest. As mentioned with our first cold conundrum, saline spray or wipes are golden for dealing with stuffed-up little button-noses. Keeping those stocked and on hand has saved us a few miserable nights, at least. Right along with the saline, it’s important to follow up with a snot-sucker. There are bulb syringes or actual snot-suckers, and from what I’ve noticed, it’s different for each parent and child on what works best! Once we get their noses clear, we follow up with a baby-safe breathe rub to help keep them breathing comfortably through their noses. We even have a eucalyptus bubble bath that’s supposed to help babies when they’re dealing with colds, which works wonders thanks to the steam from the water! Following bath-time, while we’re getting ready for bed, we usually give them a dose of Hyland’s Bedtime Cold and Cough medicine, too.
We stock our cabinets with natural homeopathic medicine and try to save Tylenol and Motrin for the more serious cases. We look for the medicines that are safe & effective, made with natural ingredients, free of artificial color and flavors and free of stimulant side effects, and that happens to be Hyland’s! Through all of the homeopathic options, we usually side with Hyland’s because they’re the oldest manufacturer of homeopathic medicines in the US. We’ve been a longtime fan of all of their products, but now they’re introducing a new game-changer for this season!
Where can you buy Hyland’s?
Exclusively at Costco, Hyland’s is bringing us 4 Kids Cold ’n Cough Day and Night Combo Pack with Natural Grape Flavor. Available nationwide at Costco’s now through February 2017, we can stock up on their combo pack to prepare for the cold season at Costco prices. Everyone knows that Costco is great for stocking up on ALL THE THINGS. Conveniently enough, there is an upcoming Costco Mom Hour event, where you can find and purchase your own combo pack along with all of the other goodies we love from Costco!
When: Friday, November 4th from 9-10am
Where: Costco in Sun Prairie and Middleton (and also 98 warehouses nationwide)
Why: Costco is opening their doors an hour early just for us!
What: Light breakfast, swag (first 100), giveaways, samples and EXCLUSIVE NEW MEMBERSHIP OFFER!
**Can’t attend? We realize this event won’t work for every single person, that’s why we are thrilled that Costco is offering the exclusive new membership offer to everyone, regardless of whether you can attend. Register using the link below and simply select the exclusive member offer for non attendees. Upon registering you will have a chance to purchase the membership online for $55. Take that to any warehouse in the US before November 4th and redeem it for the membership card, a $20 gift card and $43 in Costco coupons!
Sign up for the Costco Mom Hour here: http://madison.citymomsblog.com/costco2016/
Disclaimer: Consult Medical Professional before use. Always read and follow label directions. *The uses for our products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.