Congestion in 2 month old.

Tara - posted on 02/05/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Hi I'm writing to see if any moms have advice on how to make a 2 month old feel better? My 2 year old got a cold and it has now spread to my 2 month old, myself, and my husband. My 2 month old seems really congested and I've tried "booger sucker" thing (lol) and get nothing out of it... I'm not sure what I can do to help her breath. Any help would be awesome!!

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Amber - posted on 02/06/2011

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My 5 week old is congested as well, my 4 yr old step daughter got us all sick lol. When I shower I bring her in there in her bouncy chair and let the steam do its work we also have a humidifier that you can put vicks vapor into and it fills the room.. but it got really bad one night and she was having a terrible time breathing and baby vicks is still a little too strong for her (it was also 3am and I was sleep deprived lol). I put vicks on my chest, put a tshirt on and let her lay on me. she got the mommy comfort she was looking for and it opened up her nose, she slept so good that night.

Tara - posted on 02/05/2011

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Thanks! I called my pediatrician and that's what they suggested. Some of my friends have suggested baby vicks vapor rub, but the clinic didn't say anything about that. So I'm not sure if I should try it.

P.S. If you want to make your own saline drops it's 1cup water to 1/4teaspoon salt. :)

Sarh - posted on 02/07/2011

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Turn the shower on HOT, close the shower curtain, leave the fan off and sit on the closed toilet seat lid with the door closed. The steam from the hot water should help break up the mucous.
You can also use a saline spray, but I never did as I don't like stuff sprayed up my nose so I'm not going to do it to my bubby. He screams bloody murder when I try to use the booger sucker so I rarely use it. I believe you can use Johnson's Vapor Bath... baby might have to be 3m though. I wouldn't put any sort of vick's rub on her chest, under her nose, on her feet or anywhere! It's hard for me to breath when using vick's let alone a tiny baby! You know.
Get a vaporizer for her room, also if she sleeps in her crib elevate the head of her crib with a pillow or rolled up towel under the head of her crib. Or let her sleep in her swing or bouncy seat, but not her car seat as it is a hard surface.

Jodi - posted on 02/06/2011

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We've had a bad run of getting colds since DD was born in August, these are the things that have helped when she was really congested:
-baby Vicks on her feet/chest (especially at night), keep socks on so the vicks doesn't get everywhere
-a humidifier in her bedroom at night
-bringing her into the bathroom with the shower running hot
-letting her nap in the carseat seemed to let her breathe easier

Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 02/06/2011

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The aspirator from the hospital is the only thing that works...make sure you are doing it correctly...or it doesnt work. I push in all the way on the ball and then put it slightly slanted in his nose and release slowly. Also baby saline drops work great and for sure a cool air humidifier. I also put an all natural vapor plug in in his room. Within 1 day he was sleeping better with the combo of all that. Our doc said that it takes at least 2 weeks to full get rid of the runny and congested nose!

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LeAnna - posted on 03/02/2011

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my daughter has the same issues....try non medicated saline nose drops and you can suck it out and you can also try a cool mist humidifier.... it may help all of you it helped wonderfully all winter to help her breathe and she has respiratory problems...good luck

LeAnna - posted on 03/02/2011

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my daughter has the same issues....try non medicated saline nose drops and you can suck it out and you can also try a cool mist humidifier.... it may help all of you it helped wonderfully all winter to help her breathe and she has respiratory problems...good luck

Vashti - posted on 02/10/2011

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Hi there, I am not sure if you have heard of the Nose Frida. Its an apparatus that looks like a pencil with a tube attached, and usually after a bath or even a nasal spray, i put it at the base of nostrils and suck from the tube( no you don't get the boogies in your mouth there is a filter...lol) I found this quite effective more than the aspirator. I used it on my son since was 2 months old and still use it now whenever he has a cold. It is completely safe, as I had show it to my pedi and showed her how to use it and she now recommends it to her patiens. I say its worth a try at least once.

J - posted on 02/10/2011

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When using warm humidification the doctor informed us that warm moist areas are breeding grounds for bacteria. This is why we purchase the cool air mist. Every doctor is so different from one another who knows which one is right..

Alison - posted on 02/10/2011

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I understand a hot vaporizer is better than the cool mist. Ask your doctor. If her lips are getting blueish, take her to the hospital.

Xiomara - posted on 02/09/2011

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My bby had dealt with alot of congestion around tht month as well, and what was recommended was saline drops for the nose. You can actually purchase it at your drugstore. It's called "Little Noses", there is no type of medication in the saline to cause concern. Do 2sprays in each nasal, wait 5-10seconds to give it a chance to soften things up in the nose, and suck away. My daughter is 8mnths old, & til this day I still use the saline drops for the hard to reach ones. *ALSO* a vaporizer would work as well.

J - posted on 02/09/2011

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We use a cool air mist, elevate the bed on one end as well as use the saline gentle mist. We were told by the doctor not to use Vicks due to a study from Sick Kids Hospital.

Chrystal - posted on 02/08/2011

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Definitely get a humidifier. Those things are amazing when it comes to babies and colds. Also when you put her down to sleep at night, make sure she is in an upright position. This will help to let all the mucus drain. I let my baby sleep in her bouncer vs. the crib when she would get a cold. Saline drops for infants is good for the nose as well. Leave the drops in there for a couple of minutes and then suck all that snot out with the booger sucker. Good luck. Hope your baby feels better soon:)

Cassie - posted on 02/06/2011

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If the saline drops dont do the trick theres a balm/lotion called c.c.c. (cough, cold, and congestion) it has helped my kids out alot. expecally with colds. the product is from mobuherbals.com

Aislinn - posted on 02/05/2011

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Salene drops/spray can loosen the mucous so you can get it with the booger sucker.

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