Thursday, 10 May 2012

Little Monster and the Cold

When hubby and I both got the lurgy, we thought we had escaped without Little Monster catching it. Yay for breastmilk antibodies we thought! Ha. No such luck.

I think the nail in the proverbial coffin was that yesterday was Jabs Day. Little Monster had been coughing a little in the morning so I did ask whether he could have his inoculations but they said it was fine as long as he had an appetite and no temperature. With hindsight, it would have been better to wait but I wasn't completely sure he'd contracted the Evil Swamp Lurgy so we went ahead. With his little immune system otherwise engaged in dealing with a bloodstream full of polio, diptheria and other nasties, the Evil Swamp Lurgy got stuck in and Little Monster woke up this morning with a snotty nose.

A snotty nose is kind of annoying for a full grown adult. For a 3 month old baby it is basically the end of the world. So hubby purchased some saline spray and I think we eased his congestion a little bit before bedtime. By 9:30pm he was awake again, all blocked up. Rinse and repeat.

I'm quickly discovering that it's -horrible- when your child is ill and you just want to make everything ok again. Hopefully tomorrow will be a little less snotty.

What are your tried and tested ways of making your little one feel better when they have a cold?


  1. calpol, cuddles and carry on as normal as best you can. Hope the lurgy passes soon, you will feel for them as much as they feel it themselves, but he will recover quicker than an adult too x

    1. Thank you :) He seems a little better today but still not much appetite. DH and I are still snuffling and groggy! Thanks for stopping by x