Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for ten years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of food, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her series, Big Girl Camera.

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My Favorite Baby Cold Remedy

Keeping sick babies comfortable is a pretty daunting task. Keeping a sick baby with a runny nose from turning into a miserable wailing mess after a day of wiping their nose is darn near impossible.

And as those babies get bigger and more able-bodied, caring for a runny nosed kid becomes additionally charming as they interpret you pulling a kleenex from the box as the signal to flee.

Before too long, that poor kid is chapped from cheek-to-cheek from all that nose wiping.

When my girl was a toddler and suffering from a cold, I covered her feet with Vick’s Vapo Rub, and on a whim, covered her tender, chapped nose with Lansinoh Lanolin nursing cream.

Yep. Nursing cream.

When she woke up the next morning, the chapped skin around her nose, upper lip, and cheeks had healed overnight.

My Favorite Baby Cold Remedy for a Chapped Nose

Now it’s my favorite baby cold remedy.  We keep Lansinoh in our medicine cabinet and it’s a regular part of how our entire family relieves this painful cold symptom. No more red noses. No more chapped flaky skin. A lot less misery for everyone involved. It is so good at making my kids feel better the last time my son came down with a cold, he happily stood still so we could put it on his nose.

That kid doesn’t stand still for anything.

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  1. Pingback: 5 Home Remedies for the Common Cold - TodaysMama

  2. Becky James 03/11/2013 at 2:57 pm


  3. Juliann 03/10/2013 at 8:46 pm

    So. Smart. I’m going to go dig through the my nursing supplies and see if I still have any!