The past week my little bear has been poorly. The change in weather has affected us all I think as we’ve all been a bit sniffly and not ourselves.
I think I underestimated how tough I’d find it having to be the strong one when Archie is ill. I’m a total wuss when it comes to being poorly myself and I crave all of the cuddles and attention, so I don’t really know how to be tough. Apart from when I was pregnant. I felt like I was really good at coping with feeling ill through my pregnancy.
Watching your little one look at you with sadness as they wonder what is happening to them is seriously tough. You want to tell them that the feeling won’t last forever but of course, they simply can’t understand.
Here are some tips to help when your baby is suffering from a cold…
Encourage resting | When your little one is feeling under the weather, it’s important that they rest more than usual.
Keep them hydrated | Sometimes the last thing they’ll want to do when they’re poorly is feed, but make sure you let them nurse or bottle feed as often as possible in order to keep them hydrated. Feeding your baby in an upright position can help with congestion and prevent a mucus build up running down their throat while feeding.
Clear the mucus | During the first six months of a baby’s life, they will breathe largely through their nose. That’s why when they develop a cold, it can be tough for them to breathe properly. There are specially designed syringes you can buy that help clear out the nostrils to avoid any mucus build up.
What are your top tips for dealing with a poorly child?