By Jaclyn Crawford - Posted on Jul 25, 2011 27 8 Keep your baby elevated when sleeping. Fold a blanket and put it under mattress or if in crib u can put pillow under, but make sure it's not so elevated that your baby will slip. Also try the Johnsons soothing bath, it comes in green bottle, if u don't want to use that then steam up the bathroom with hot water running and door closed, after it's like a sauna, cool tub down with colder water and put baby in with or without you. My daughters seemed to stay in the tub longer if I was actually in there with them. I would ask your pediatrician about vicks because I have heard there have been studies that show it can ruin their senses in their nose, but it's all up to you. And honestly put saline drips in and suck it out, it's hard for them to breath, yes most babies cry but after 30 seconds they are fine again. If it's green or yellow go to pediatrician because they might need medicine. Good luck 4 By Renea Greany - commented on Dec 24, 2014 1 0 I agree, the Johnsons Soothing Bath works wonders. I use baby chest rub after. I rub the chest, feet, and upper back. I also took your advice on elivating baby, he slept great with no trouble breathing.