I love my little niece, Olivia. My sister, Alexis, just gave birth three months ago, and we playfully argue over whether Olivia looks more like me or her mother (I say she has my nose and my eyes!) But, although my niece sure is cute, she can be a handful, especially for Alexis, who has never had a baby before.
We were talking the other day when she let me know that baby Olivia was sick with a head cold. Alexis took her to the doctor, who told her that it in addition to administering her prescribed medicine, Alexis should think about purchasing a dehumidifier for her little baby's room.
Alexis thought she had purchased all the essential baby items before giving birth. I remember my wife telling me about shopping trips she took with my sister. They spent hours picking out baby clothes, crib bumpers and diaper genies. But, no one ever told Alexis that she should buy a dehumidifier for the baby's room.
In addition to her doctor's advice, I also told her about an internet article I read about how dehumidifiers can be a great addition to a baby's room. The article corroborated what the doctor said, which was that this appliance is so useful because it helps keep the air moist, so that a baby's nose doesn't get too dry. Another reason why dry air can aggravate a baby's head cold is because it can leave little ones congested instead of helping to clear out their nasal and sinus passages.
As soon as I finished my conversation with Alexis, she made the decision to go by one. She told me that the dehumidifier has been one of the best baby items she has purchased for Olivia yet. Little Olivia doesn't have a head cold anymore, which is helping her (and Alexis and her husband!) sleep much more soundly!
No related posts.