2 MONTH OLD WITH A BAD COLD

Melissa - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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my two month old son just got his first cold. after he coughs he just starts crying and it makes me so sad. his pedi suggested giving him infant tylenol every 4-6 hours. and i make sure to use saline spray and suction his nose whenever it gets stuffed up. i've also heard that you can bring them in the bathroom and fill it with steam from the shower. but he's still very restless, cranky and seemingly uncomfortable. i can rarely put him down without him screaming! is there any other techniques out there to calm a sick baby? HELP!

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Yvonne - posted on 03/02/2010

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My daughter caught the same thing but it turned into something worse called RSV. It got so bad she had to spend 4 days and 3 nights in the hospital with round the clock breathing treatments and oxygen on her nose. The RSV caused her to have bronchialitis and that was causing very very thick mucus and problems with her breathing. After her stay in the hospital, she came home and is now SO SO SO much better. She still has a minor cough and some mucus but its slowly fading away.

Cassie - posted on 02/27/2010

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My little boy has a cold also. We bought a cool mist humidifier, saline and suction his nose, rub baby vicks on his chest, back, and bottoms of feet, a plug in vaporizer. When we bathe him i use vapor baby wash which really seems to help. Hope some of these things help you.

Ashley - posted on 02/26/2010

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my 9 week old daughter just got over bronchiolitis. steam showers help, humidifiers at night help with the dry air, also try elevating the crib mattress to a 30 degree angle it helps them breathe a lot better.

Faith - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son is on his 2nd cold this month. The last time I did treat at home with a vaporizer, baby vics, saline and suction, steamed bathrooms, just about everything I could remember without medicating him. In the end it did stopped giving him any relief and we just went to the ER. There they treated him with oxygen and albuterol. Seemingly the only things you can do with a cold is wait it out...its hard I know. ):

If the things that you are doing at home are not giving him any relief I would suggest taking him back to the docs, again.

Hope that your baby gets well soon!

Stevie - posted on 02/26/2010

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Aw...so many sick babes. I agree with Brittany: my 2 month old had cold symptoms for 4 days. I called the doctor every day and even went in on saturday. It was a bad cold but super late sunday I called the on-call nurse and she sent us to the ER. They tested Rowan for RSV and it came back positive. We were admitted for observation for 5 days. We never needed oxygen but she did need an IV. Her lungs are still junky but her breathing is good she is just more sleepy. Pay attention to the feeds and the diaper output, call your doctor. I hope all of the babes are on the mend! You are doing everything I have been doing...I know that humidifiers/vaporizers don't seem to do much but they keep the mucus wet...when its dry it gets thick and is harder to clear from the nose and airways so keep running it. Good luck.

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Alexandra - posted on 07/15/2014

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My son Jax has a cold and cough. He also is stuffy. Today he has slept a lot. I have done vapor baths, humidifier ( cool mist ) and pediatrician gave me a nebulizer. why is he sleeping a lot? Is it a concern?

Alanda - posted on 03/02/2010

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you can use a humidifier. we so time use the Vicks Baby Rub on baby's chest. Natural Eucalyptus vapors help to clear the sinuses so she can breathe or you can try using a nasal aspiration bulb . that is what I do when my little one have a cold. I hope that help.

Janice - posted on 03/01/2010

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First of all, wear him. Put him in a sling or a front carrier, whatever. Believe it or not, it can help him get better faster.

My son has a mild case of RSV and is finally eating more and is breathing better.. I slept w/him on my chest in the recliner for over a week.

Yes, the shower trick is good.. Do that as often as you can. A humidifier should help too. Personally, I'm not a fan of infant tylenol at this age. I have never given my son any.

Definitely keep a very close eye on him. Colds can turn into a RSV very quickly and RSV can get ugly very quickly.

Patrice - posted on 02/27/2010

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on day #3 with my sons first cold, saline seems to be helping with the stuffy nose, but the coughing is fianlly starting to go away, i hope it will be over soon. hope all the babies feel better soon.

Brittany - posted on 02/26/2010

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please be careful! My son who is 10 weeks old Started out as a cold. and then I ended up having to rush him to The ER for breathing problems he ended up getting RSV just from a simple cold.so if it starts getting worse don;t hesitat to take him in and have him tested for RSV. he is one his 5th day of RSV and still wheezing, But they sent us home with a suction machine saline drops and Nose decongestant drops.

Ely - posted on 02/21/2010

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I have the same problem. He's cough will not go away @ all. The dr prescribe drops but I hated the affect it had onhis body. He was twitching and having uncontrolled movements that seemed to frighten him. I tried saline and suction, vaporizer, vicks, baby tylenol and nothing seems to work. He's had this cough for 2 1/2 weeks. He's been to the dr twice and he said to just wait it out but it's horrible to see him coughing to the point of choking.

Nathalie - posted on 02/21/2010

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I feel for you melissa, my 2 month old son cought his 1st cold when he was only 10 days old. Pedis do not encourage giving cough sirup before your baby is 6month old but you can put postan drops mixed with water in the nebuliser or just saline 3times a day. Use the saline drops when his nose is blocked but the best thing is breasfeeding. Breast milk during the 1st 6months protects the baby from getting sick and gives him the mother immunity system.
Finally you have to be extra patient. Good luck hope he recovers soon

Lindsey - posted on 02/13/2010

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my son has a cold too! i took him to the doctor twice about it, and they keep putting him on medications. he told me that children's cold medicines have been resulting in deaths lately, so i have decided against them! the humidifier is not really helping either. but i do have major sinus infections and allergies so i am sure that they can be a big factor for his cold. i haven't been able to take any anti-histamines since i found out i was pregnant and was going to be breastfeeding, so i have been miserable about it since! good luck to you guys though! :)

Tanya - posted on 02/10/2010

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My little girl also has a cold. Mind you it's very mild right now with a runny nose and drainage cough but on top of that she got her first shots today she is extra cranky, It's going to be a long night for me.

Katie - posted on 02/10/2010

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Im havin the same problem and I got a vaporizer and its not helpin, Im not sure there is anything you can do besides just let it run its course I know its very sad and I know your restless as am I...Im tryin to figure out the same thing what else is there to do

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