Your Baby Has a Cold ? How do you treat it ?

Julie - posted on 09/20/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I don't know for everyone but my baby's dr or any that i know don't recommend anything for the cold they just say wait it out ,make sure the child is always hydrated.
So as a mom you find ways to deal with your sick kid .. How do you treat your baby's bad cold ?

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Sheeba Ashraf - posted on 11/22/2012

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If your baby has stuffy nose try to put some drops of breast milk in his nose it will help clear things up (remember breast milk has white blood cells in it that will "eat" the mucus that is forming)



My baby had stuffy nose for 2 months I tried everything I could ,visited many doctors some dr recommended antiboitic even but nothing worked all in vain then I read some where about breatmilk treatment and it worked like a magic thanks to almighty.

Try it its v effective hope lil one will get well soon

User - posted on 05/17/2013

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im not sure if my child is having a cold or allergies since this same problem is reacurring every month.so should I try some Claritin what do you think?

Anita - posted on 11/18/2012

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since he was born he have a cold i carriec him to the doctor but the cold just get worse

Caroline - posted on 11/03/2010

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1teaspoon of honey,piriton syrup to stop the running nose,panadol syrup for fever and lots n lots of fluid

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Amar - posted on 10/23/2010

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the only thing that has helped me since I've had my daughter was oil and vicks... I mix the oil in the vicks container then run it in her hair, chest and back they sleep fine and get better quicker.. also a hot bath with her also helps gets all the mucus old and at the same time u are giving ur baby lots of hugs and cuddles..

Jo - posted on 10/18/2010

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sodium abscorbate powder mixed into milk or juice. It's non-acidic vitamin C and clears my little boy up in no time

Zahra - posted on 10/08/2010

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paracetamol!! lots of fluid's and cuddles! and try get him to sleep as much as he can

Michelle - posted on 10/04/2010

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well i find with my son if i catch his cold early enough with calpol he does be fine after a couple days but if i dnt he always gets a chest infection.

Sella - posted on 10/03/2010

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The is not much you can do for the common could other then vaseline for sore nostrils, medicine for fever and sore throat allot of fluid and hugs. But garlic helps prevent the common cold so during the flu season I use a lot of garlic in our food.

Molissa - posted on 09/30/2010

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I do give him saline drops in his nose before suctioning, but my son keeps getting ear infections. He just finished an antibiotic for one and had to go on it again. He just now getting over a cold, so thankfully, no ear infection. He had first signs, but he was stil on the antibiotic and it seems to have gone away.(thank goodness) For coughing, you can put in liquid vapo in the vaporizer per instructions, or put a little vicks baby rub on the bottom of their feet then put on socks. It really does work. It's far enough away to not make their breathing worse.

Molissa - posted on 09/30/2010

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I put a humidifier in his room, and make sure he drinks plenty, and treat his fever if he has one. The doc told me I could give him children's claritin once a day to help with the runny nose. It helps. I still have to suction his nose sometimes, but it does pretty good on it's own. He's 19 months, but is the weight of a 2 yr old. So it's okay for me to give him that. I believe they do have clairitin for infants, but I'd check with the doc first.

Melanie - posted on 09/30/2010

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My little girl has a cold which has just turned into an ear infection :( one thing they really stress here in Italy is using saline solution to clean out the nose, my Pediatrician says 3 -4 times a day. I'm not very good at doing it as my daughter hates it and screams but if I had persevered she probably wouldn't have the ear infection, which was caused by the catarrh draining into her ears.

Mimi - posted on 09/29/2010

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I also treat w/Children's Motrin and Benadryl per my pediatrician's recommendation. Every Dr. is going to tell you something a little different though. Some docs recommend Benadryl, others not. Check w/your pediatrician to see. The Vick's vapor rub is nice too add along w/a vaporizer. Try to slow down on giving your little one milk (unless you are breastfeeding) because it can worsen the congestion. Lots of cuddle time and warm chicken noodle soup and your baby should be on the road to recovery soon! Good luck - mine just got over a nasty cold this week - sleep at last!:)

Kerri - posted on 09/24/2010

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I give my daughter Benadryl at night bc she has trouble sleeping, my doctor recommended I do so. He recommends tylenol for viral illnesses, Benadryl for congestion and Ibuprofin for just about anything else. I occasionally let her have a popsicle as well. If your baby is above one year they can do things with honey like most Throat soother popsicles.

Cara - posted on 09/23/2010

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There are some great homeopathic medicines that are out their one brand is called Boiron and the other is 0 - 9 they sell them at Superstore and some save on food stores. Vitmain D also helps improve immune function!

We also put saline drops in her nose when she is plugged up they help alot.

Caragh - posted on 09/23/2010

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we just got through this ourselves. Its quite frustrating not to have a pill or medicine to treat a cold, especially when they look and sound so terrible and all we want to do is help them. But it really is just a case of wait it out. Monitor the temp, keep fluids up & give lots of cuddles!! If your ever worried or panicked, take bubs to hospital or doc, its better to be safe then sorry.

Kate - posted on 09/23/2010

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We always put the vaporiser in our little girl's room if she is having trouble breathing from mucus etc. Then as others have said, panadol for a fever and lots of cuddles to try and encourage as much sleep as possible : )

Rachel - posted on 09/23/2010

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My son has a terrible cold at the moment, and gets quite upset when he can't breathe through his nose. I use paracetamol for his fever, menthol drops on a muslin to help clear his nose, vaseline on his sore nostrils and dry lips, and offer him water all the time. We've put one end of the cot up on bricks to help his nose drain at night. Sitting in a steamy bathroom for a while helps his nose to drain, too. And, of course, lots of cuddles to ease those grumps. I haven't tried the honey and lemon for his cough - I might try that today.

Carisa - posted on 09/20/2010

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vaporizer in the room. for my baby, a pillow under the mattress (have to make sure she doesn't move and end up face down!) for a cough, I mix honey and lemon juice

Kendra - posted on 09/20/2010

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I find using a humidifier is helpful for really snotty noses. Tylenol is helpful for fevers, and plenty of fluid also. Not much you can do for the common cold, but cuddle the crankies away.

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I give my daughter lots of liquid, try to use the bulb syringe to get the excess mucus out of her nose, vicks baby rub, a little vaseline around her sore nostrils, and ibuprofen if she is in pain (from sore throat, for example). I've also heard that honey is very beneficial (for children over one, of course).

Helen - posted on 09/20/2010

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I give my boys plenty of fluid, paracetamol if they have a fever and plenty of cuddles

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