Sickie Remedies..Updated at top JULY 2008

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Sickie Remedies..Updated at top JULY 2008

Since lots of kiddos seem to be sick around here, can we start a thread with some helpful remedies for colds, teething, pukies, etc?

I will add everyones resonses at the top here for quick reference

Colds
Warm mist humidifier(trying4#2inMD)
Baby vicks (LOVE THIS STUFF)(trying4#2inMD)
Crib elevation(trying4#2inMD)
Warm bath with water over head (lol, check out the sleeping stickie to see why I did this!)(trying4#2inMD)
Saline Spray(CeeTee)
Sit in bathroom with LO while running super hot steamy shower (DO NOT PUT BABY IN SHOWER)(girlisrad)
For Congestion: Rub vicks OR Peppermint Oil on the bottom of the feet (it works I swear!)(girlisrad)
Baby Nose Vac- I SWEAR by this product, I have used it with both kids and I find it PRICELESS! (trying4#2inMD)
Older kids congestion: avoid milk products, they'll cause more congestion (obviously babies can't avoid milk )(~HollyBear~)
Put a few drops of pure eucaliptus oil in a warm mist humidifier's medicine cup--makes the room smell great!(~HollyBear~)
Johnsons baby bath with the eucalyptus in it (can't remember the name)(~HollyBear~)

Teething
Sophie the Giraffe (thanks Hollyloo!) (trying4#2inMD)
Mesh feeder with ice cube(trying4#2inMD)
Raz Berry Teething Pacifier(trying4#2inMD)
Teething tablets(trying4#2inMD)
Motrin when it gets really really bad(trying4#2inMD)
Frozen bananas in the mesh feeder..yummy healthy treat and relief all at the same time!(girlisrad)

Pukies
For my older daughter, I could not get her to drink pedialyte so we used the Gatorade Rain in grape flavor. She would not take the regular Gatorade, only the rain.(trying4#2inMD)

Runnies
There was a good diaper rash remedy on the April 08 board, something with malox or something like that (I need to look this up)(trying4#2inMD)
Probiotics, we use Culturelle(trying4#2inMD)

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The only thing I have to add to that is Saline Spray for congestion. It's the only way I can get Dina to eat.

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Smokin idea!

I will add a few of my own if thats ok!

Colds:
Sit in bathroom with LO while running super hot steamy shower (DO NOT PUT BABY IN SHOWER)
For Congestion: Rub vicks OR Peppermint Oil on the bottom of the feet (it works I swear!)

Teething:
Frozen bananas in the mesh feeder..yummy healthy treat and relief all at the same time!

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Older kids congestion: avoid milk products, they'll cause more congestion (obviously babies can't avoid milk Smile )

Put a few drops of pure eucaliptus oil in a warm mist humidifier's medicine cup--makes the room smell great!

Johnsons baby bath with the eucalyptus in it (can't remember the name)

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Wouldn't it be a cute idea to use this list to buy products/make up a book to give to an expecting mom for a shower gift? Like an "Emergency teething Basket" or "Emergency Cold basket". My SIL is due in April and i am SO doing this!

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:bump:

Anyone have any others to add?

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All of my remedies involving drugging him, so I suppose not LOL

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"~Serendipity~" wrote:

All of my remedies involving drugging him, so I suppose not LOL

Lol.. I didn't say we couldn't use drugs Wink This is not a "natural" remedies thread! It just so happens that most things involving babies and OTC meds don't really work!

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What about fevers? That's what we have right now. This should be a sticky...

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"sugspop" wrote:

What about fevers? That's what we have right now. This should be a sticky...

Your friendly Mod team has already discussed this, and we will definetly be getting this and some other helpul threads all put together in an easy to find format! Stay tuned!:cool:

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