Winter is not that cold this year and yet the nasty germs are here! I still remember my grandmother who kept telling me when I was a child "from October to April always wears a wrap"! She didn't think she was saying so well!
Ahh Ahh Atchouuuum!
Obviously all precautions had been taken: - Fruit juice with vitamins - Well covered limbs - Eviction of relatives already contaminated ... but now even your little cabbage has a cold. It's not funny when you're an adult, but for a young child who is totally dependent on his parents, it's a really unpleasant situation. Your offspring are grumpy, uncomfortable, tired. She has trouble breathing ... And you are very helpless! (As when he has colic - Find the article on infant colic, HERE ) Why do we parents feel so helpless when our little ones are sick? The protective instinct and parental guilt surely have something to do with it! But rest assured, we also have the ability to manage the situation as well as possible.
It's just a bad cold!
In short, nothing dramatic about these little winter ailments, provided you follow a few basic rules. First of all we make sure with the doctor that it is only a small seasonal cold. Then we pamper each other as a family, because these microbes like families and easily pass from one member to another. So on the program:
- Hygiene: hand washing and meticulous cleaning of favorite accessories (pacifiers, favorite toys ...). In short, we're on the hunt for germs!
- Care, nose wash, prescribed treatment if necessary. We do things well ...
- Common sense! We avoid big "slobbery" kisses and since you still need a good dose of love, we prefer for example kisses on the forehead.
- And lots of rest! Not easy you might say. Baby can't seem to stand lying down and only wants arms! The whole family is exhausted ...
And indeed, this is where the wrap or the baby carrier can really help! Well installed in an upright position or seated in profile, your little one is much more comfortable to breathe. Reassured to feel that we take care of him, he will finally be able to let himself go to sleep and rest.
Phew, he's sleeping ...
Take the opportunity if possible to rest too! Healing, even from a minor cold, takes a lot of energy. Also as parents, we are not always reassured to know our little patients. Simply vigilant or downright worried, we are relieved to be able to keep an eye on our children when they are badly. So what could be better than being able to watch over them in close proximity and manage daily life, both hands free?Find this wrap, here !
Small winter ailments such as colds or other minor seasonal illnesses usually only last a few days if properly managed. Precautions and benevolence are precious allies against germs!