Tuesday, March 25, 2014

what do you do when your bébé is sick?

easton was sick the other day. we were playing at the park and he kept asking for water- like abnormally often for 10 in the morning. when we were getting in the car, he started throwing up. it was so sad. he looked so confused. my friend (who was at the park with me) told me to get pedialyte and give him a table spoon at a time every 30 minutes or so and to increase it was he is able to keep it down.

i did what she said (my father-in-law brought by the pedialyte and saltine crackers). it worked like a charm. he felt so much better by saturday morning. but he was still sick. slight fever, cough, and runny nose. tylenol, blankets, and lots of water and rest were the remedity of the day.

when i was sick growing up, my dad used to check my fever by kissing my forehead. it's one of my favorite memories. i thought he had some sort of super power. he always knew that i was sick even before i did.

my mom's favorite remedy was (and still is) a cold cloth. i would tell her my tummy hurt, she'd give me a cold cloth. i had a fever...cold cloth. headache...cold cloth. the cold cloth would rotate from my head to my tummy and back again. it worked like a charm every single time.

i'm a huge fan of vicks vapor rub. i literally just put some on my little guy (in the middle of writing this post he woke up in a coughing fit). i rub it very generously on his back, chest, and feet. i don't know if it works- but it smells like healing.

what do you do? any tricks?

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