A week ago Monday, I wrote about how my three-year-old came down with the Swine Flu. Yes–it’s true, it hit us when we least expected it. I mean, we went to Disneyland when the panic first hit the news last spring and we didn’t catch it. Anywho, what’s done is done. Hopefully, you, or anyone in your family will not get as unlucky as we did, but if you do, here were my must-have products to help my son get through it. All or most of these recommendations you might find handy for the common cold or seasonal flu, too. Remember, always check with your pediatrician first. –Alex
Crane Penguin Humidifier
This one is really easy to fill, it lasts a long time (I wouldn’t have to refill it at night), and it gave Kieran a friendly face to look at while lying in bed. $35.17 from Amazon, click here to order.
|Vicks VapoRub-Cough Suppressant
The hardest thing to witness is your child having a racking cough. Vick’s Vapor Rub saved us—it would make Kieran feel better instantly. I put it on his chest, neck and back before nap and bedtime. $8.95 from Amazon, click here to order.
Every six hours, non-stop, for seven days. Need I say more? We went through 2.5 bottles of the stuff. $19.38 for three pack from Amazon, click here to order.
|Johnsons Soothing Vapor Baby Bath
A little bit in a warm bath clears up the airways like nothing else. I’ve also used the California Baby Bubble Bath Cold & Flu and it works wonders as well. $3.50 (for the Johnsons brand) from Amazon, click here to order.
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