What to do with a congested 2 month old?

Kayla - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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She has been congested for awhile now and I have tried the saline solution but it didn't help and it sounds like its more in her throat. I feel horrible that I can't help her and make it go away. Any Advice?

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Melaina - posted on 01/20/2010

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As Christine pointed out, use the steamy shower. Sit in the bathroom with her with the shower on hot and the steam will help loosen up the mucus. That is what I always do with my son. You have to do it a few times a day, but it does help.

Shaina - posted on 01/20/2010

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I have a vicks vaporizer that I turn on when my son sleeps and it works great! I will also take a steamy shower or bath with him. That way I can hold him and pat his back to help break up anything up in there. I hope that helps and I hope she feels better soon. Good luck!

Cindy - posted on 01/20/2010

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My first suggestion would have been to use the bulby that you get at the hospital to suck the stuff out but if it is in her throat you may need a decongestant which you would need to take her to the doctor to get so she gets the proper dosage so you dont over medicate her. If it is a "frog" in her throat she should eventually spit it up. She could have allergies too like to dust or pet hair. At two months old I would talk to the doctor or Physicians assistant at your doctors office help. She is too little for her to help you help her so your doctors office is your best bet. Hope that helps.....

Crystal - posted on 08/25/2012

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Thanks for all your suggestions. I have a 7 week old in my home and it has been 22 years since I have had a child in my home We tend to forget some of the things we go through after so long. Thanks for your help

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Ammiee - posted on 08/25/2012

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I agree with the other moms. Keep him "up" in his seat to sleep, the saline drops, keeping his little nose syringed, and the humidifier. If it keeps up take him in the pedi.



The advice to roll him on side for the saline drops is great advice too!!

Len - posted on 01/20/2010

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I got into the shower, sat on the bottom of the tub and snuggled them, it also helps to put a little bit of vapor bath (Johnson and Johnson makes it but I would buy generic) in the bottom of the tub. It's only temp relief but it made me feel like I could at least help make them feel better. Good luck hope she gets better soon.

Theresa - posted on 01/20/2010

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They have baby Vicks that is OK to use onlittle ones. Cgeck the lable though I'm not sure if it's OK for as young as 2 mos. Also put a vaporizer next to her bed when she sleeps. You can add some of the Vicks Vapo Steam to it. That has always helped my kids.

Carol Ann - posted on 01/20/2010

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I also use a Vicks steam humidifier (with vapors) and find it helps tremendously. It helps keep the mucus moving, although the cough does sound bad when the mucus breaks up. Also, keep in mind if you do use the saline in the nose that it is a good idea to place the baby on her side rather than her back when you spray. This helps keep the choking sensation to a minimum. My son swallowed a bit of saline and threw it up, making matters worse! Now I try to keep the humidifier going before he gets too conjested.

Brittany - posted on 01/20/2010

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my baby got really congested at 2 weeks. we were told to let her sleep sittin up either in the carseat or swing or vibrating chair. get the stuff called lil noses and squirt it up there nose and keep your bulb surenge by and keep suckin it out. also a humidifier is great i turn it on at night when i hear her getting congested and it works great.

Kelly - posted on 01/20/2010

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My bubs got unwell at a couple weeks old, and again at four months old... we just persisted with saline solution and the booger-extractor as the doctors said they preferred not to intervene. My daughter had the same thing (apparently mucus rattling on the back of her throat) and my doctor said to wait another month before coming back and trying something else... it still seems to be there but getting much better (under two weeks til we'd need to go back).

Hope it sorts out for you! Never pleasant, that's for sure.

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