my baby girl is 2 weeks old and i don't know what else to do.....

Victoria - posted on 10/23/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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she has a stuffy nose and it's getting in the way of her sleeping and eating. i have tried the saline drops like the doctor said but so far no good. i don't know what to do, i just want her to get better.

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Tuli - posted on 12/17/2009

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I simply improvised at home...filled my rice cooker with water & put it in a corner of the room..when it began boiling I added a drop of eucalyptus oil...this she would inhale....after 2 hours, I'd switch off the rice cooker and wait for another hour or so before switching it on again..& checking for the water level as well.... that worked for my baby..but during bath time I'd use the saline solution to clean her nose

Patricia - posted on 12/16/2009

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You could put her on an incline when she sleeps. This is something a nurse suggested that I did when I was in the hospital because my daughter was wheezing. Also, never underestimate the power of a humidifier. I'm sure you are always using these methods. Good luck and I hope she feels better soon.

Debbie - posted on 12/15/2009

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get a cool mist humidifier. My little one was stuffy and we plugged in a humidifier and it made her nose run so the congestion cleared up.

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I have this stuff called hydrasense for babies...Basically it is a nasal aspirator for babies. You gently suck out the mucus and it goes into a filtred storage container that you can rinse out and reuse...I got it a at a drug store. It seems to work ok...
www.hydrasense.com

Jessica - posted on 12/09/2009

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i boil a cup of water, let it cool completely, add 1/8 tsp of salt, stir til it dissolves, then put it in a dropper. put one drop in her nose and wait a few minutes. then use that nasal bulb thingy they gave you at the hospital to suck out the boogers. that's what has worked for me!

Lisa - posted on 12/08/2009

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the bulb aspirators are available in the uk, tommee tippee does one, i haven't seen them for sale on their own, but you can get them in bathtime kits. I got mine from tesco

Rebecca - posted on 12/08/2009

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other than the great advise for sitting in the bathroom and creating a steam room...my husband (and I dont think i could do it, but we havent had this problem yet to find out) swears by sucking it all out......thats what he did with his oldest son.....we dont get those bulb sucker things in the uk, so i wouldnt know how practical they are. good luck x x

Tiffany - posted on 12/04/2009

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I use a humidifier, and also the nasal bulb, it's cleared her up quite a bit!!

Lisa - posted on 11/13/2009

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my health visitor advised running the shower and giving my daughter a good steam, then using a nasal aspirator to suck out all the loosened gunk

Natasha - posted on 11/02/2009

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maybe try running the shower in the bathroom and letting the steam clear her up.. at this age there isnt much you can do.. and drs wont prescribe much until they are two
hope she gets better

Melanie - posted on 11/01/2009

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get a suringe bulb hold one side of her nose down suction the other side keep down until you don't here any more cold

Amber - posted on 10/29/2009

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keep trying the nasal saline mist and the bulb syringe. i also let my son sleep in his carseat for part of the night. that way his head is somewhat elevated and i have easy access to him.

Tamara - posted on 10/28/2009

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Ya know the bulb thingy that you get from the hosiptal? If you don't have one get one, and just suck the snot out of her nose any time she has a stuffy nose..She won't like it one bit and will probably scream and cry. My son is 4 weeks old and when he was 2 he had a really stuffy nose and that's what we were told to do and he's doing better now. You could probably try after the baby eats, and just whenever the baby sounds like the nose is so stuffy she can't hardly breathe.

Maygan - posted on 10/28/2009

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while you are having a shower pop her in the bathroom with you. It should help some

Jennifer - posted on 10/27/2009

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I only had that problem for 2-3 nights, the Md said it was because he was born so fast that not all the amniotic fluid was completely pushed out resulting in slightly moist lungs for a couple of days. 2 weeks idk if it would be the same cause, but the only way I could get him to sleep was sleeping in a slightly elevated position ( since it was just 2 nights for me I ended up holding him a lot,lol, I don't recommend!) . I have one of those bounce seats that locks in a reclined position for new borns and my son loves sleeping in that.

Jena - posted on 10/27/2009

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My 3 week old son has the same problem, saline doesn't work and neither did the bulb syringe. I have the vapo stuff for babies but it only recommends it for 3 months and up. What's been working so far is letting him sleep in his car seat, since it puts him kind of upright, so he's not as stuffy.

Candy - posted on 10/26/2009

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there is a bath soap for babies too, it is vapor bath for babies, essentially same as vicks vapo rub, but it must be the one for baby, adult vicks would be too strong, if her cord has not come off yet to be submursed in bath make a warm sponge bath with it, other wise just soak for a bit and swash water around.

Ashley - posted on 10/25/2009

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Go buy a cool mist humidifier..I had the same problem with my little girl and it seems to have helped some.

Patricia - posted on 10/23/2009

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did you try the nasal bulb and suck the snot out lol reading that back to myself it doesnt sound rigth but thats what it does

Allie - posted on 10/23/2009

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Try proping her head up a little while she sleeps. There are wedges made that are safe for babies while they sleep.

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