what to do about babies getting the sniffles?

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Charlotte - posted on 02/28/2010

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Can be a cold or teething with my twin boys anytime they get this I use Baby vicks at night and a humidifier. And fess nasal spray. If you let them clogg up it can get worse

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Cut out all dairy right away. Try a humidifier and a bath or shower to let the drainage come out.

Kerry - posted on 02/25/2010

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Very annoying when they get the sniffles, could be the start of a cold, or most likely teething. My daughter is cutting a few teeth at the moment and her nose is constant! looks very attractive :) not!! nothing to be worried about unless the mucus turns a green colour, then it is most likely a virus of some sort in which case u can't do anything either. I use one of those snot sucker things, she hates it but it helps her breath easier.

Jamie - posted on 02/25/2010

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Oh boy have we had a lot of stuffy, runny noses lately with Aubrey!! I do believe hers was due to teething. If your little one doesn't have a fever or any other signs of an illness then it may be teething, you can always take him/her to the doc just to be sure. What we did with Aubrey was a humidifier going in her room anytime she was in there sleeping, vicks vapor rub before bedtime, Johnson's vapor baths, sitting in the bathroom with the shower running as hot as it could get letting the steam loosen everything up and then sucking it out. I also had a doctor tell me that, even though it's a little rough to get used to, keep your house colder than you normally do. This keeps more moisture in the air and in your baby, the nose doesn't dry out as fast and babies sleep better too. We also had to prop the head of her crib mattress up because she was getting to the point where she would start to choke on the stuff draining from her nose into her throat...it was scary!! Hope this helps!

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