Any suggestions about when your 5 month old gets a cold?

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Kristin - posted on 11/03/2008

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Thanks so much for all of the responses. My daughter is doing much better and many of the suggestions worked great!! Thanks again to all of you!!!

Renee - posted on 11/02/2008

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My husband and I used Pedicare Gentle Vapors plug ins, cool mist humidifier and baby vicks on her chest.

Sarah - posted on 10/28/2008

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I dont know if you are still looking for an answer to your problem... but all i can say is Benylin Vapour Plug-Ins... works like magic... my son had a horrible cold and couldn't even stop coughing long enough to get to sleep and i used that in his room as well as putting a pillow under one side of his mattress in his crib to prop it up a bit... definitely worked!

Lyndsay - posted on 10/28/2008

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I found that turning the shower on hot and sitting in the bathroom( not in the shower) with your little one really helps clear up their congestion which in turn helps them sleep. Also to agree with everyone else, use the cool most humidifier at night. They should sell them right in the baby isle at target or wal-mart

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Manisha - posted on 12/29/2011

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A good massage with warm oil does wonders ...even u can give a little jaiphal (nutmeg) mixed with milk ...it really works

Kimberly - posted on 11/02/2008

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saline drops for thier little noses are great, I know its kida grose to give that to them but has worked for all three of my kids keeps thier sinus unpluged to help prevent ear infections....

Sarah - posted on 10/28/2008

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p.s. if you are going to use a humidifier use a cool mist rather than a warm... i don't exactly remember why :) but doctor rules! :)

User - posted on 10/28/2008

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As a mother with six kids and a lot of trial and error I would suggest a pdfatric sailnex which is distilled water and salt and may i suggest th elavate the head of the crib just move the head of the crib up one level so there nose willdrain and not stay stuffy good luck

Tammy - posted on 10/28/2008

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Yep...what everyone has said is great... and my Grandma-in law has always said to put the vicks on their back, stomach, but then also their feet. Then put socks on. Strange but it really does work. I think it draws the cold out...or something. :)

Becky - posted on 10/28/2008

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I've always used Saline drops then suction with a nasal bulb. Then I always use the baby vicks vapor rub! It's wonderful. The smell is very calming!

Senta - posted on 10/28/2008

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Our pediatrician wasn't fond of cold meds, so she suggested a saline solution and an old fashioned nasal bulb to keep little noses clear. i remember buying a saline solution especially for clearing nostrils at longs. it works very quick to clear out nasal passages for easy breathing. although your baby may not care for it much, she will breathe easier!

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For my kids, the three things that saved me were a warm mist humidifier/vaporizer, saline nose drops (non-medicated), and Baby Vicks Vapor rub (Herbal). Before bed I would either give them a warm bath or hold them in my arms and just run a hot shower to create a lot of steam. Then I would hold them back and put a few drops of saline in their nose and keep them laying down for at least 30 secs. This clears the nose and keeps it from running down their throat and making them cough. Then I would take the Baby Vicks Vapor Rub and rub it on their chest and back, raise their head by putting pillows UNDER their mattress. That way their head and chest are elevated but no pillows are in their bed to suffocate them. You can also just lower the feet of the cribby putting in on a lower notch. Then run a warm mist vaporizer in their room with the door cracked open. It always worked for my kids. Sometimes I would have to repeate the saline drops in the middle of the night but it was the best remedy I found. Good luck!

Lindsay - posted on 10/28/2008

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I also found that Johnson's Soothing Vapor bath soap worked for my little one and we also run her cool mist humidifier constantly and use Baby Vicks on her chest at night to help her sleep.

User - posted on 10/28/2008

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The cool mist humidifier works really well as well as the outlet vaporizers, another thing you can do is use saline drops or spray for her nose.It helps a lot when they are stuffed up.I hope something works.

Elisa - posted on 10/28/2008

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Use a cool mist humidifier in the bedroom to help keep them from getting too stuffed up. You can also get a small outlet size vaporizer, there are a few different ones that you can get at the grocery store. They work kind of like a glade plug in. You put in a pad that is soaked with a menthol type solution, and it gets heated in the outlet vaporizer to keep the room smelling like a big tub of Vicks. Those things have worked great for all my girls.

User - posted on 10/28/2008

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Vicks makes great products for the bathtub to soothe babies with colds. Vaporizors in the bedroom also help. I used to steam up the bathroom and let the kids hang out in there to help clear out their systems.

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