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Baby’s First Cold Season Medicine Kit: What Every Parent Needs

With this winter’s cold & sickness season fast approaching it’s time for parents to stock up on plenty of medications for the family to make it through the next few months without having to battle which ever new cold bug is going around town. Savannah began Preschool a week ago and already she’s come down with the cough & sniffles, and though I do not believe she became ill from another classmate, it’s made me realize just how much more easily it’ll be for her to pick up viruses and bacteria now that she’s out and about among others on a daily basis. Whenever she’s feeling ill my husband and I always fall back on a few of our favorite reliable cold medicines designed specifically for babies and young children which seem to make her bounce back right as rain! Here are a few of my favorite medicine miracle workers that I highly recommend you consider for your little one this cold season:

Zarbee's Naturals Baby Cough Syrup 

Zarbee's Naturals Baby Cough Syrup works wonders on Savannah’s cough and it has a delicious grape flavor that she loves (me too), no bad residual taste, and natural ingredient qualities set my mind at ease. No unnecessary dyes or additives. 

TYLENOL® Children & Infants 

Fast fever reducer, but I will say the taste is a bit iffy. It's available in both cherry and grape flavor. It doesn't taste “bad” but not “good” either but that's from an adult perspective with a more “discerned” taste palate. Your baby will either love it or not care enough to dislike it. I recommend this fever reducer because its highly effective and helps ease a fussy mood due to discomfort.

Vicks BabyRub® Soothing Ointment

Wonderful smell, not as heavy as the adults Vicks rub and after a few applications I will notice a marked difference in Savannah's breathing sounds so it seems to work, improving her congestion issues. Medium size jar and not a lot of rub is required for such tiny chests so this product will certain last for a long time. It's low cost is another reason we love this rub.

Little Remedies for Noses Saline Spray/Drop

This saline spray happens to be a booger’s worse nightmare! It loosen nasal mucus in minutes and makes it much easier to remove dried stubborn boogers from tiny little noses, verses fighting against the kicking and screaming that usually comes with wiping a child's nose clean.

Rubber Nasal Aspirator 

Aids in removal of stubborn sticky mucus. Much better solution then fingers, tissues, shirt sleeves, and Q-tips.

Braun Forehead Thermometer

 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this thermometer! Extremely accurate and Savannah loves to watch the dial lights flash and beep before having her temperature read. I also love it's noninvasive nature. Lightly glide across forehead and your baby's temperature will quickly be read and displayed on the big lit screen. No need to stick anything in baby's ear, arm pit, or “you know where”.

Kleenex® Brand Tissue 

Plenty of tissue should always be on hand during the cold season. Tissues serve multiple purposes, not only does it do an excellent job of wiping away cold messes, they help prevent the spread of germs by containing them through coughs and sneezes that otherwise happen inside a person's hands that then go on to touch other things and people. Since the tissues will become a household staple for the next couple of month I say invest in cute tissue box. It looks pretty and maybe it will entice the kids to remember to use them every time!

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TYLENOL® Children & Infants 


Little Remedies



From my family to yours, we wish you the best bundled & buttoned up winter season full of health, love, and happiness!

-Amanda Sovago-Royal

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