Thank you to Baby Health Care for sponsoring today’s conversation about Helping Your Baby Through Cold and Flu Season with BabySmile S-502
Hello, Sunshine! How has the weather been where you are? December, January, and February are difficult months here in Tampa. We can go from 80 degrees one day to seeing lows near freezing temperatures. The weather often messes with our immune systems leaving us with allergies, colds or even the flu. Yuck! As a mom, it’s hard to see our little ones under-the-weather and our heart’s break when it’s our baby that is stuffed up and can’t breathe. So, what can you do to help your baby? Here are my tips to help your baby breathe easier this cold and flu season.
1. Make Sure Your Baby is Hydrated
According to the National Institute for Health, an increase in consumption of fluids will help soften secretions. It doesn’t matter if it’s breast milk or formula, just keep your baby hydrated.
2. Place a Humidifier in the Room
A humidifier is often recommended by healthcare providers. It may help drain your baby’s congested upper airways. Just be sure to keep the mist out of your baby’s face.
3. Use BabySmile S-502 to Safely Remove Nasal Mucus
Do you remember being in the hospital right after your baby was born.? The nurse would suction out your baby’s nasal passages with a syringe aspirator bulb. But do you know why? Most parents don’t realize the importance of nasal care. If you can completely clean out nasal mucus, you may be able to prevent ear infections and other potential baby illnesses.
Baby Health Care has created BabySmile S-502, a hospital grade electronic nasal aspirator. It can help your baby recover colds, breathe easier, sleep better, and reduce the risk of viral and bacterial infections.
Ok, so I initially tried the BabySmile on myself. Crazy, I know. I wanted to see what it felt like and if it really did clear my nasal passages. My allergies have been acting up and I would like to prevent a sinus infection. So here’s what I discovered:
- It tickles. I felt like I had a little feather tickling my nose, but no pain. My nose was a little itchy afterward, but not raw from blowing it non-stop.
- It cleared my nose! I was able to breathe easy and my nasal passages felt clear. I didn’t have mucus running down my throat.
- It’s loud. It reminds me of a breast pump in size and sound.
Next came the real test, I used it on Lulu. So here’s the thing, Lulu does not like they suction bulb. I was worried that she wouldn’t let me test it out on her. At first, she gave the stink eye, but after convincing her that it would be funny she gave it a whirl. She was hesitant to put it in her nose, but when I turned it on she let out a big laugh. She thought it was hilarious.
The catch-all container can hold up to 10 ounces of mucus, but I like to wash it out after each use. It’s easy to disassemble for quick clean-up and put back together for its next usage.
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