• Family,  Lifestyle

    Coping with Croup

    Before I had children I had never heard of Croup, in fact I hadn’t experienced it as a mother until Amelie was around 22 months old. Croup is a condition that affects the windpipe, the voice box and airways to the lungs. When children get croup they have a distinctive barking cough that sounds a bit like a seal, they make an awful sound when they breathe in and out as their little airway is blocked, also their voice tends to sound very horse. The first time Amelie had croup I was terrified, I had read up on how to spot meningitis, sepsis, mumps, chicken pox etc but croup does…