These sick baby & toddler essentials are your ticket out of Sniffle City
It’s that time of year again. Runny noses. Coughing. Sneezing. Fevers. Fatigue. And that’s just us parents. Kiddos being sick is terrible, and little-little ones being under the weather is awful. The flu, RSV, COVID, and whatever other seasonal bugs are circulating. And while your first stop/phone call should most definitely be to your child’s health care provider, we have the sick baby essentials to keep your little ones as comfortable as possible while following doctor’s orders.
Caring for sick babies and toddlers is a little different from caring for our older kids. Aside from the fact that it’s absolutely heartbreaking to see your sweet baby not feeling well, there are different approaches, tips, and products that are specific to your littlest loves. Once you’ve gotten doctor’s instructions, there are lots of different solutions for soothing your little one while they’re on the mend. We’ve put together a bunch of sick baby essentials that are ideal for keeping on hand for sick days that we definitely couldn’t do without.
Editor’s Note: The products listed below are not intended as/as a replacement for professional medical advice. Please consult your child’s health care provider for guidance.
iHealth No Touch Digital Forehead Thermometer
The last thing you want to do is wake a baby who's sleeping off a sick bug, so this touchless thermometer allows you to check in on them without waking them, thanks to the quiet design and touch-free digital read!
Little Remedies Sterile Saline Nasal Mist
Easily flush the gunk from teeny noses with this mist. It's even safe for newborns!
The nasal aspirator that moms have sworn by for years, now in an electric option! The NoseFrida is easy to use on babies and toddlers, plus includes a distraction light to calm squirmy kiddos.
Munchkin TheraBurpee Colic & Fever Rescue Kit
This revolutionary set includes 100% cotton burp cloths that hold hot and cold packs for localized treatment depending on the ailment!
Safety1st Pacifier Medicine Dispenser
Easy to clean and easy to fill, this pacifier makes giving medicine (with the okay of the doctor, of course) much easier for little ones!
The Honest Company Dream Team Duo
If anyone needs a relaxing bath, it's a sick little one (and their mama, of course!). This soothing set includes 2-in-1 Cleaning Shampoo + Body Wash and Face + Body Lotion in a gentle lavender scent.
Maty's Baby Chest Rub
This chest rub doesn't have to be just for sick days! It's made with lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus that's gentle and menthol-free, so baby can breathe easier and relax into much-needed sleep. For babies 3 months and up.
CleanSmart Toy Disinfectant Spray
When your babe is sick, keeping their toys clean is a must (although we'd argue it's pretty important all the time, which is why we love that CleanSmart is powerful but gentle enough to use every day)!
Pure Enrichment PureBaby Cloud Ultrasonic Cool Air Humidifier
This humidifier is whisper-quiet and offers up to 24 hours of mist to ease stuffy noses. It also doubles as a soft-glow nightlight!
Pedialyte Freezer Pops 64pk
Preventing dehydration in sick kiddos is imperative, and these freezer pops make it fun and help to relieve sore throats! (Use under doctor's supervision/recommendation.)
Frida Baby Sick Day Prep Kit
If you're looking for the one-and-done kit for traveling, diaper bag, or just keeping downstairs or upstairs so you're not running back and forth with a miserable little one, this prep kit from Frida Baby has it all: NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator, MediFrida Pacifier Medicine Dispenser, Breathefrida Vapor Chest Rub + Snot Wipes.
Crusty noses? No thanks. These saline wipes help gently remove runny nose residue from little faces without having to scrub.
Cuckool Heated Tummy Wrap
The soft and gentle compression of this tummy wrap helps relieve upset bellies without medication!
Burt's Bees Baby 100% Organic Cotton Pajamas
It's important to make sure to dress little ones in lightweight clothing when they're sick. Bundling them up can prevent a fever from coming down, or can even make it go higher! These jammies come in a ton of prints, too.
Dr. Fischer Cleansing Eye Wipes
Gritty little eyes from congestion is a thing of the past with these extremely gentle wipes!
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