Hi i have a 6 month old baby and she has a cold is there anything i can do or give her to make her feel better?
Patricia - posted on 01/14/2009
I highly recommend a nasal aspirator (the old ones were those rubber bulb shaped things that didn't do much.) They will allow you to evacuate the congestion of your baby and let her breathe normally.
I found this one on-line, mine was a bit different, I bought it in Eruope, worked wonders!
Heather - posted on 01/13/2009
Yes, I ditto everything Odette said. Also hydration is a good thing. Dry air can cause symptoms of a cold. It can swell delicate nasal tissue causing excessive drip and mucus. I nice warm, steamy bath with mom will help open up her little head also. Good luck.
Odette - posted on 01/13/2009
Tylenol is about the only medicine you can give her. You can use saline drops and suction her nose out with a bulb syringe.
A cool mist humidifier in her room while she sleeps will also help. I recommend adding one of those Vicks strips if your humidifier allows it, or buy a vicks machine. If she's really congested and you don't have a humidifier or a Vicks machine, you can try running a hot shower while you sit with her in the bathroom so she can breathe in the steam.
I hope she feels better soon!
Join Circle of Moms
Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.Join Circle of Moms