It’s really scary when your baby’s ill and, for me, I really hate sick. My favourite essential item is a digital thermometer which goes in the ear. I’m quite obsessed with it and it is really handy and reliable. Definitely worth spending a little more on one rather than a manual version.
Calpol is obviously brilliant for bringing down a fever.
Nasal aspirators are satisfying but pretty gross – much easier to use a little finger nail to remove offending bogeys, my friends and I all agree!
And for snuffly babies, nasal saline sprays (make sure baby stays still otherwise you’ll hit their eyes!), raise the head of their bed, a bowl of hot water with vicks in the room, and putting baby in the bathroom while you run a hot shower all work to clear a blocked nose and help them sleep.