My 8 month old has such a phlemy cough,

Mel - posted on 12/26/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old has such a phlemy cough, and no temperature. His cough sounds horrible, and I think that is the reason he will not sleep threw the night. Does anybody have idea's of what I can do to help clear of the phlem from his chest?

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Elfrieda - posted on 12/27/2011

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Don't put it at a sharp angle, just an inch or so higher than the other end, even putting a pillow under the mattress will help.

Mel - posted on 12/27/2011

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Elfrieda, ive been told about inclining his crib mattress the only thing im worried about is him sliding down the bed

Elfrieda - posted on 12/26/2011

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What Amy said, but also it helps to take the baby into the washroom, turn on the shower really hot and sit there in the steam for 10-15 minutes. It helps with congestion.

And if you have a pretty hard crib mattress, roll up a big blanket and stuff it under the mattress so it's inclined and the baby's head is higher than his feet, that'll help him breathe.

Amy - posted on 12/26/2011

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Go to the dr, there is nothing you can give her that's going to help but the dr can listento her lungs and make sure it's nothing more serious.

You can use a humidifier at night to try and help her until you get in at the drs. If she's congested you can also try a little vicks baby rub on the chest to try and help her breathe a little better.

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