Laura - posted on 10/03/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )
My little Kylie got her first cold recently (she is 8 months old). Mostly she just has a lot of mucus draining from her nose. She is herself most of the time, except that she has had a little hard time breastfeeding because of her plugged nose.
I've been using the bulb syringe, saline drops, a little baby Tylenol for her low fever (97.9 axillary) and a cool mist humidifier to help her. However it's been just a touch over a week since she's had this cold. I know most colds are viral and therefore antibiotics don't work, but I'm still wondering if I should bring her into see her doctor.
What do you think? Has your little one had a cold yet? If and when did you bring them into the doctor?