We all hope it doesn’t happen.

We wash our hands, wipe the counters, clean the house. We snuggle our little ones and do our best to avoid those who are sick.

But, unfortunately, it’s bound to come.

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The coughs will start, the fevers begin, or the sleepless nights begin. Sickness has joined our family.

Here’s a round-up of the top five items we keep on hand when baby gets sick.

Thermometer

There are all sorts of thermometers available, but the American Academy of Pediatrics states that a rectal temperature gives the most accurate reading for a child under the age of three. With that in mind, this thermometer bundle includes different tips so you can easily switch between rectal, oral, and underarm as your child grows.

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If you want to get high-tech, check out the FeverFrida Thermonitor, which uses a patch under baby’s arm and a Bluetooth monitor to give updates to your smartphone. It stores data and can even give medication reminders as well.

Humidifier

A humidifier can help a stuffy baby sleep easier throughout the night. Humidifiers come in all shapes and sizes. The Babymoov Humidifier is a cost-effective option for baby’s room. If you want to get fancy, check out the Crane smartDROP Humidifier which can be controlled from wifi with the Crane mobile app.

Nasal Aspirator

Eventually the nasal aspirator you came home from the hospital with will start to wear out. Luckily, there’s whole spectrum of replacement options out there. The most basic being this Infant Nasal Aspirator, which is similar to the hospital version (only cleanable). This Electronic Nasal Aspirator could certainly handle the trickiest of jobs.

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If you wanted to get up close and personal, try out the NoseFrida in this FridaBaby Bitty Bundle of Joy. It’s become well-used in our household and comes in a bundle pack of care items for baby and mom.

Nose Wipes

After many years of trying to clean little baby noses I invested in some saline nose wipes (and I’ve never looked back!). Wipes like these Nose and Face are great for babies and toddlers and make the job a whole lot easier.

Hot and Cold Packs

In our house, many bumps and bruises are healed with the help of a cold pack. These Hot/Cold Packs are perfect for the job. They can be kept frozen or heated up and would work well for any injury that comes your way.

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What baby gear do you think is essential for when illness strikes?


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Jess Wartinger

Jess Wartinger resides in rural New York with her husband and five children. Formerly an early elementary teacher, Jess currently spends her time loving her kids and holding down the fort at home.



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