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Just in time for cold season, keep reading for information on hydraSense®, the number one nasal saline brand in Canada for children*. Made with 100 per cent undiluted natural-source seawater that helps reduce and relieve nasal cold symptoms such as nasal congestion to help baby breathe better.
I’ll never forget my baby’s first cold.
He was just over five months old, and one chilly afternoon in fall, it all began with a telltale stream of thin, watery mucus escaping from his sweet little nose.
“Uh oh,” I thought to myself. “Here we go.”
By nightfall, he was fussy, refusing to feed and increasingly congested. It was heartbreaking to watch my baby struggle to breathe through his nose, knowing that as every hour passed, the runny mucus was turning thick and yellow. I don’t think my husband or I slept a wink that night, taking turns walking up and down the hall, soothing him to sleep.
The next morning we promptly visited his pediatrician, who diagnosed a viral cold. “There’s not much you can do except wait it out,” he said, “however, you can make him more comfortable while his body fights off the virus.” We were eager to oblige.
Of course, we did everything right and wrong at the same time. We unboxed a cutesy animal-themed humidifier we had received as a shower gift, only to discover that while it fit with the nursery décor, the humidity output was abysmal.
But, we learned from our mistakes.
And by the time the second cold (and second baby came) along, we were much more comfortable in seeking the right relief. Today, I’m here to share what worked for us, and how to cope with baby’s first cold!
1. Purchase a Quality Humidifier for Baby’s Room. You may be tempted (like us!) to go for a novelty item that blends in with the nursery décor. Please don’t. When baby is sick, you need a high quality product from a trusted brand that can deliver continuous levels moisture into the air, which will help loosen mucus and ease your baby’s congestion.
2. Keep Baby Hydrated. I know, it’s torture. Baby doesn’t want to feed because nursing or feeding from a bottle with a stuffed nose makes it literally impossible to breathe comfortably. However, extra fluids prevent dehydration and can help thin mucus. Give your baby additional nursing sessions or bottles, or speak to your pediatrician on when and how you should give additional fluids.
3. Add hydraSense® products to your Cold Care Kit. hydraSense® is the number one nasal saline brand in Canada for children*. It is effective at cleansing excess mucus accumulation and reducing nasal dryness, and can be used for cleansing and hydrating sensitive noses. It’s also free of any medications or preservatives.
Of course, the piece de resistance is the hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator. It’s a gentle way to relieve baby’s nasal congestion quickly and effectively.
Want to learn just how effective the nasal aspirator is? You can read my review from six years ago. YES! I stand by my endorsement and strongly recommend the product to every new parent. It’s a choice for nasal congestion during the cold season!
How did you cope with baby’s first cold?
*Nielsen, National. 52 weeks ending Aug 20th, 2016. Based on combined sales of hydraSense Ultra-Gentle Mist, Easydose and Congestion Relief Kids
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