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Hi Mommas-<br>
just thought I would pass this along <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
My dd just caught a cold yesterday. I have been sick for the past week or so and thought she was in the clear but I guess not. Anyway, it was a typical sickness for the little one<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> high temp that gradually went down in 24 hours... and lots o' boogers. I called my naturapath to check in just in case, and he suggested the miracle wet sock treatment.<br><br>
What's that you say?<br>
You put wet, hot/warm cotton socks on your dc, or dh, or your feet, and another pair of larger dry socks over, and supposedly the wet feet will draw the congestion down the bod and you have a dc (or dh, or YOU) who can breathe through the night.<br><br>
Well needless to say I was skeptical. (you can all see where I'm going <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) BUT at 3:30 am when my dd was having trouble sleeping due to the fountain of snot down her throat, I decided WTH. So I put hot, wet socks on my darling and a pair of my running socks (yes she did look too cute) and almost instantaneously no more snot. It was weird. So she slept (or not- but not because of the boogers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) the rest of the night when I took them off at 8ish.<br><br>
Cool, huh? I immediately thought of you all, and thought you might like the handy, dandy trick. xxoo
 

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Wow! Thanks for posting this!
 

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was your dc congested in the morning? And should the sock be warm or warmer? I am so scared... but I need to try this, bc nothing else has worked. I am so afraid that ds will get a worse cold. But I may try it... ok... I will.... thanks for the info..
 

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well she was a little snotty but not much. and I used hot water to get it wet. I mean not boiling but as hot as I use for her washcloth for her bum. They had said to leave it on as long as they stay warm, and I kept checking and they felt fine, and even stayed dry, and the weird thing was when I took them off this am, her little socks were dry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 
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