When my husband and I bought our first son home from the hospital, we were terrified! We had been parents for just over 48 hours, and the hospital actually trusted us to care for this little helpless being? It was a wild thought at the time, but thankfully we found our grips fairly quickly. Now, life as a parent just seems right – sleep exhaustion and all! Of course, part of the fun of being a new parent is dealing with your baby catching a cold for the first time. That will test your patience more than anything ever has in your life! I remember feeling so bad for the little guy, and learning that one of the best things you can do for them at that point is invest in a cool humidifier. I never knew that such a thing existed until I was a parent, but a cool humidifier is just what it sounds like – it’s a device that adds humidity to the air, but without using hot water. I remember my mom using one in my room when I was a kid, but it was always so hot! This however made it so the humidity was introduced as a cool mist, which helped our baby breathe more easily at night. Plus, having a cold made it where our little one couldn’t sleep very well, so the humidifier helped to cool his skin and make him more comfortable so he could sleep. Like I said – being a new parent is flat-out terrifying, but with the proper tools, you’ll make it through just fine.