Need suggestions to help baby with cold!

Sara - posted on 02/05/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 4 month old has a case of the sniffles and sounds awful. She coughs a lot at night and when she wakes up in the morning is pretty stuffy. I have used a bulb syringe to help clear her nose and have run a cool mist humidifier at night, but she sounds so miserable! Anyone have any other suggestions about how to help her? My doctor said she's too young for any medicine...

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Jennifer - posted on 02/06/2009

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Paracetamol





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Paracetamol


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N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide
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151.169 g/mol
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almost 100%
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Rachel - posted on 02/06/2009

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You can use Karvol or baby Olba oil to help with a stuffy nose - both can be used from 3 months.
HTH

Jessica - posted on 02/06/2009

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give her paracetamol regulary, like every 6hrs. u can put normal saline up her nostrils with a syringe. sometimes called infant fess. its just salt water and makes the snott drain out of the nose to make it easier to breath.your local chemist will know what its called where you are if you ask for salty water to put ur her nose. this workes well at my work with babies with colds and broncholitis. i hope this helps. good luck!

Joanna - posted on 02/05/2009

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Have you tried using the johnsons vicks vapour bath liquid? Whenever my daughter is sick we just put a squirt of that in her bath and that helps so much! the steam works really good also! we just recently bought a vicks vapourizer to put in the room at night and that works wonders. yes she really is young for medicine, but i believe that at the age of 4 months you can try tempra. its mostly used for fevers and teething but if you read the bottle it says for pain during colds and flu.



but try the vapour bath.. you will find her nose will start running after shes done in the bath and it should start to clear up. there are also a few different things you can buy to squirt down her nose if she has a stuffy nose, its called saline solution and its pretty much just salt and water, and that will also make her nose start running and help clear out the cold. :)

Lacey - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Gina:

Poor thing! It's the worse... I use the bathroom as a steam room - during every feeding, this way she is forced to breathe in the steam while sucking on a bottle. I was also told by the pediatrician that you should tap on chest and back to help loosen mucus. It really does help - I also put baby vicks on the bottom of her feet at night.



Steaming up the bathroom helps sooooooooo much. I haven't nursed while in the steam though...good idea. I hang out with him in the bathroom for about 15 minutes at a time.

Gina - posted on 02/05/2009

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Poor thing! It's the worse... I use the bathroom as a steam room - during every feeding, this way she is forced to breathe in the steam while sucking on a bottle. I was also told by the pediatrician that you should tap on chest and back to help loosen mucus. It really does help - I also put baby vicks on the bottom of her feet at night.

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