Anyone have any ideas to help babies with colds.....??

Kelli - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Anyone have suggestions about what I can do to help my 4 month old? SHe has a horrible head cold with a plugged nose and terrible cough. We've tried everything we have heard of so far and it has not done much. Any new ideas???

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Amanda - posted on 02/04/2010

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I now use my breast milk to relieve nasal congestion. I express a little amount in to a cup and then put it in a dropper and drop it in her nose. I know it sounds terrible but the snot just comes out. I was using saline drops, drixine drops, the vapouriser and the steamy bathroom but the breast milk worked the best in the end. It also works a treat on any eye infection or rash. Good luck.

Chanelle - posted on 02/03/2010

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im not sure if the steam bathroom thing is good idea if you come out of the room in to a cooler room and the baby has been just sitting in that very hot room i would think that would make it worse. but saline worked for my lil guy and the doctor said it was fine. but you have to be ok with putting the drops up the babys nose to do it

Sissy - posted on 01/27/2010

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My son has a constant cold cause of the weather. so we Have a cool mist humidifier and I use the Lil Noses saline to suck the mucus out of his sinuses.

Karen - posted on 01/27/2010

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my son is 4 months and just got over his 3rd cold. we use saline drops every couple hours, along with a bath with johnson`s vapor bubble bath. we have also used vicks baby vapor rub. my dr recommended this and it`s made for babies 3 mths and up. i put it on him after his bath gave him his nose drops and turned a humidifier on and it worked wonders through the night. good luck!

Jasmine - posted on 01/27/2010

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the doctor wont ever prescribe anything since the baby is too small!! all i do is use the vicks vaporizer...and also you could use the johnson vicks vapor baths to help releive baby some...nothing else to do... ive used tylenol as well...i dont give baby tylenol tooo much though!!!

Sally - posted on 01/27/2010

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We use the humidifier (the kind where you pour in a liquid vicks) durning naps and night time. Also try the saline nose drops then suction out the nose, it helps with the stuff that is getting crested or hard. Another thing we did was raise the head of their beds to help with the drainage. Good luck! We are going through it too. (I also used infant tylonal at bed time)

Brie - posted on 01/24/2010

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fold up a blanket and put it under the crib sheet or spread another blanket on top to avoid suffocation so they sleep propped up, sit in bathroom with shower all the way on hot and let them breathe in the steam or buy a humidifier, for stuffiness the best thing i found was little noses saline spray and a bulb syringe (he hated them but it worked) and always make sure their feet and head are covered and hands if possible... dress in a onsie unde their regular clothes or jammies.. hope this helps

Heather - posted on 01/24/2010

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My little one had a TERRIBLE cold! We were doing everything (ocean drops, nose aspirator, humidifier, steaming in the bathroom, etc...) It was so bad she had to sleep in her carseat because otherwise she couldn't breath! I took her to the Dr. because I was beside myself. He gave us a very short round of steroids and within a day she was improving. It might be worth a trip or call to the dr's office to check...

Mary - posted on 01/24/2010

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Is your baby teething? My daughter had a very bad head cold and the doctor perscribed her some medicine and everything - nothing worked. At the same time, my sister's baby also had a cold. At about the same time, our girls cut there teeth and the colds went away! As soon as Cheyenne cut her first tooth, her cold cleared up. I know this is not much help but there may be a connection and a light at the end of the tunnel for you!

Nicole - posted on 01/24/2010

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We use a cool mist humidifier and when LO was sick (he was still in bassinet at the time) we put some receiving blankets underneath the head of the mattress to keep him at a slight incline.

Brandi - posted on 01/24/2010

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Have you tried using the little noises? it helps my little one our nurse told us to use it right after feeding her then wait 10 min and use the noise aspirator. Also , J&J makes a Vapor bath for babies and it is amazing along with a cool mist humidifier in the room. Our DR. told us to use the cool mist over the regular humidifier saying that is works better for baby....

Teela - posted on 01/23/2010

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My daughter had the same problem..I took her to the bathroom turn on the hot water and let it run...let the bathroom get really steamy..use the sucker thing..then rub some baby vicks on her chest and back..and that should do the job..it worked for my daughter..hope this helps ur lil one..

Arial - posted on 01/23/2010

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when my daughter had a cold, we used a steam vaporizor. it worked for her. hope your baby feels better soon!

Becky - posted on 01/22/2010

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Sometimes when they're stuffed up, they breath easier if they're upright. Try putting her to sleep in her swing or carseat, rather than flat on her back in her crib.
Saline for the nose- which I'm sure you've already tried.
A warm bath may soothe her, and that Johnson's Bedtime Bath can ease her congestion.
Lots of love and cuddles!

Jessica - posted on 01/22/2010

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I used an ear syringe to clean out my little guy's nose as the nose one was too big for his nostrils, and some infant tylenol. The pediatrician also gave us an asthma puffer to help open his airways to breathe. Check with your dr. to see what they say. We tried a cool mist humidifier as well, but it didnt seem to help much. Hope she feels better soon.

Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2010

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For a stuffy nose I sit in the bathroom with my LO, turn on the hot water, and let the steam loosen up her nose. Then I use a sucker and clean out he nose.

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