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when colds strike

Getting sick yourself is no fun, but there’s one thing that’s worse: when your husband and toddler are sick.

Our whole family caught colds a couple of weeks ago and in a word, it was miserable. It’s hard to see your little one be uncomfortable and possibly even harder to listen to your significant other whine and complain for days on end ;)

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My go to cold remedies?

For Eleanor, we managed her cold symptoms with some simple saline solution and the NoseFrida (I promise it’s not nearly as gross as it may seem).

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She was incredibly congested and breathing was difficult – especially when she wanted to suck her thumb at the same time.

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I let her nap on my chest for a few days, and we suctioned out her nose before bed and whenever she’d wake up through the night.

Jeff was a tougher case and required the big guns – he insists he NEVER gets sick, so he NEVER needs to take any medicine. After three sleepless nights, I finally picked up some NyQuil at Walmart and it made a world of difference. He was finally able to get the rest he so desperately needed, his cough stopped, and he was able to breathe again.

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Ahhh…… sleep :)

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I even got him to take some DayQuil to work – I’m expecting a thank you card from his coworkers any day now ;)

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Our family is now on the mend and it feels WONDERFUL to have our house back to normal. But believe me – my cold and flu supplies are fully stocked in case we get hit again! :)

Your turn:

Has your family been hit by cold/flu season?
Who’s the worst patient in your house? Eleanor and I voted – here it’s Jeff ;)

*This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G

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