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That One Time We All Got Sick Away From Home:
Every other Christmas we travel to eastern Kansas and then to Western Kansas to see family. This year was a Kansas year. We flew when Kolton was just a month old and that went well, but we were unsure as to the outcome of a full day’s drive, with a little tyke who was just figuring out he could move and disliked his carseat.
Armed with books, toys, and snacks, and everything else a baby could possibly need, we started out. And you know what? It wasn’t that bad. One of us sat in the back with him most of the time and when we stopped for lunch, we put a blanket on the floor and let him roll around.
We arrived in a timely manner and Kolton was thrilled to be out of his seat and rolling around. He slept well that night despite time changes and all. However, it wasn’t all good.
The second night it got cold. 15 below with the windchill, and since we were in an old farmhouse, there was a draft. In fact, the bottom 18″ of the room had a very cool draft moving along it and my poor little guy was sleeping on the floor.
We were in a bed so had no idea this was going on until Kolton’s crying woke us up. Poor baby, for the second time in as many months he was sick. Snotty nose, cough, and it even went into a fever the next day.
Sick babies are never fun. But it gets even worse.
Several of the Kansas family members had been sick with that nasty stomach bug that has been going around, but it was a week prior to that so we weren’t concerned. However, this bug was just mean enough to stick around.
By the time we traveled to Western Kansas to see Jason’s grandma, Kolton was still snot nosed and miserable, and I started feeling really ill. Uh oh.
Yup, I caught the stomach bug, and being sick with a sick baby is just horrible. Fortunately Jason felt okay, so he took care of baby. But the next night, while I’m still feeling weak although no longer sick, Jason gets sick.
So there we were, we had the flu and baby was sick. Oh yes, and we were away from home. 🙁
Clearly we lived to tell about it, but let me tell you, that Christmas will be remembered as the time we all got sick away from home. Definitely not our idea of good memories! It took about a week after getting home for Kolton to get over his cold.
Usually when a baby gets sick with a snot nose, you use that blue bulb the hospital sends home with you, to clear out the snot. That’s what we used, and oh how he cried. He fought it and often the tube probably went further into his nose that it should’ve, or just poked him hard.
Oh how I wish I would’ve had my BabyComfyNose aspirator during that time.
I was sent the BabyComfyNose nasal aspirator to review and love it. Kolton doesn’t fight it either.
It has two different nose pieces, but I like the wider one because it cannot poke him at all. The entire thing can be taken apart and put in the dishwasher. No nasty buildup of mold or slime inside. Best of all, you don’t need to buy filters. Supposedly it doesn’t even need one. However, if you are like me and don’t want any chance of boogies getting to you, just put a piece of tissue in the little container.
When you are done with it, or for easy traveling, just slip it into the little mesh bag, and you are good to go!
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