The Cold (not talking about Outside)

Warning: Illness and poop-related talk approaching…

It didn’t take long for illness to strike our household after starting daycare. Both Curly and Nutella have colds and my fingers are crossed that I don’t get it. Fortunately for Nutella, she can blow her own nose. Unfortunately for Curly, he can’t. Now, if he even sees that snot-sucking bulb heading his way, he’s already putting up his hands to block it. This kid would make an excellent goalie one day. Snot sucking leads to immense head-shaking, whining, and hand deflection. Saline drops? Oh, they are the absolute devil and lead to crying and screaming fits. But when your baby stops drinking his bottle after every 2 gulps so he can breathe through his mouth, they’re a necessary evil.

Something else that happens when a baby gets a cold- more poop. Mucousy, sticky poop. And unfortunately, Curlydoesn’t always let us know when he’s sitting on a load (if we don’t smell it), or worse, sleeping with one. This has led to a very sore, chapped, flaming red bum. Which leads to slathering neosporin on the raw areas, and butt paste everywhere else. Which leads to more screaming fits requiring both moms to be present for diaper changes. Colds SUCK.

But no fever and a baby that is otherwise acting like his normal self means daycare must go on, complete with a daycare supply of neosporin, butt paste, and snot sucker, as well as a detailed explanation of the current situation o’ sick. He’s going to be mightily pissed that all of that stuff followed him and I can only imagine the look of horror on the daycare providers’ faces when he begins screaming bloody murder at first sight of them.

This, too, shall pass right?

12 responses to “The Cold (not talking about Outside)

  1. poor little guy 😦 poor moms too. hopefully it passes quickly.

  2. ugh. feel better, all of you!

  3. Emmett totally agrees with Miles. Snot suckers are the worst form of evil torture.

    The first week Emmett was in day care he got a cold too and I stayed home with him for a few days. It was more for me than him though…

    I hope everyone feels better soon!

  4. So sorry to hear about Miles being sick! I hope he gets over it very quickly! Who knows, maybe he will learn to like the snot sucker!

    Our boys do! Its a funny story, but basically after watching eachother get suctioned they decided it was a fun game and now cry when we are done suctioning! Same with the lil ones breathing treatment, the big guy wants to “play” too and when its done they both cry! I remember when it was the other way around!

  5. Poor guy. I hope he feels better soon. I can’t imagine I’d be a big fan of the snot sucker either.

  6. Give the noseFrida a try…you can sneak the snotsucking part under his nose, so he won’t suspect a thing until the sucking starts! We don’t use the bulb anymore, since one ‘suck’ is never enough, and Kai starts flailing when she sees it.

  7. Oh no, you poor things–all of you! I hope this goes away SOON.

  8. poor little fellow! a few months ago, our little guy had the sore/red/raw bottom thing going on… it’s a bit pricey, but triple paste works wonders… literally, after about 3 diaper changes, he was almost back to normal! get well soon!!!

  9. Oh, snot snuckers! Butt paste! Poor thing and poor moms. It’s rough. Here’s to non-snotty days coming soon.

  10. Poor little guy–I hope everyone is feeling better soon. Snot suckers and saline drops are horrible, horrible things. Its almost as bad for the moms as it is for the babes!

  11. And everywhere that Miles went,
    the snot sucker was sure to go.

    Poor little lamb. I hope he feels better soon.

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