I write each of my blog posts looking at our family bookshelves that are positively filled with some of the best literature that has ever been written. Most of the time, these novels inspire me to write, re-write, and edit as not to embarrass myself in front of such literary genius.
Sometimes, I just don’t have the words.
This morning is just one of those mornings. I think my little boy may be getting sick for the first time in his short life. It breaks my heart. It has deprived me of sleep. All I want to do is snuggle him until he feels better: cue gratuitous mommy tears.
I have changed the topic of this five on friday about four times, but I’ve settled on giving new mommies the five must haves for your infant medicine cabinet…in the event that you find yourself snuggled up with a sick little one.
1. Gripe Water
From colic to hiccups, to inconsolable fussiness: this medicine has gotten us through some tough moments. I have no idea what this stuff is made out of, but my guess is angel songs and fairy wings. Every mom must have this for your infants (and children).
2. Saline Solution
From day one in the hospital, little bear has been prone to getting a bit stuffy. He hates this stuff, but it sure does work. Right now, he is working with a runny nose. Poor little guy.
3. Infant Tylenol
Little bear hasn’t broken a fever yet, but I gave him a tiny bit of Tylenol to cure his cold symptoms. I am not one to overload on medicine, and don’t want to rely on medicine for my little guy either. What I like about the infant Tylenol is that it is in liquid form. I do not have to give him a full dose…just a little to cure a fever or flu symptoms.
Ok…so no one tells you that when you have a little boy, you’re going to need to stock up on some Vaseline. After your little one is circumcised, you’ve got to keep dressing his scar with vaseline and gauze until it heals (about 10 days). Also, no one tells you that your little guy or gal will likely scratch themselves: either on their face or legs as they begin to use their hands (and sometimes before). I’ve used both of these enough to merit a trip to the drugstore to keep in your little one’s medicine cabinet.
5. Temporal Thermometer Scanner
This is the most accurate and easiest thermometer for your infant or child. It costs $34.92 at Wal Mart, but it is totally worth it. I’ve had to use this plenty of times and it is easy enough to gauge your baby’s temperature without the unpleasantries of other thermometers.
Here’s hoping your weekend isn’t filled with a need for these items, but if it is, at least you get extra snuggles for the day.