Indoor air in winter in Minnesota has a moisture content lower than the Sahara. The furnace is on, doors and windows are sealed against the cold, and static shocks are a fact of life. Breathing that air makes your throat dry, and you wake at night with a dry cough that seems to propagate itself. What to do?
I found sugarless gum works! It doesn't melt like a coughdrop, it keeps saliva flowing just a bit, and you wake with nice minty breath!
( As the years go by, I often think--wouldn't grandma and grandpa be tickled with the little kids? )
Looking back, that this blog has been devoted predominately to KQ, since she's been around longest...lol But lately, I've been more aware of how familiar the two little ones look to their mom and dad at the same age: