What should i give my 3 month old for cold and cough?

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Jana - posted on 09/15/2012

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hi what i do for my 3months old daughter is i just make her cup of tea -peppermint but it have to be mild so i just make it in the cup and from the full cup i put 50ml in her bottle and i add another 100ml of clean boiled water and and 3 teaspoon of brown sugar it really helps her i was talking about it with doctors in hospital and them asked me from where i got it and i said we use it in europe normali baby teas they are really very help full and camomile tea is calming tea for bed and we also use it for constipation for babies and its very good for eye infectoins we use the tea begs after we make tea the tea bags has to be warm not HOT or COLD good luck mums :D

Danielle - posted on 11/26/2009

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I know this is the last thing you want to hear, but there's really nothing. Use a humidifier, vicks vapor rub, and saline solution to suck out the snot. Other than that, you just have to wait it out.

Jeannette - posted on 11/26/2009

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Don't use any cough meds for children unless the Dr writes a script for it! There is a reason the package says for 4 years of age and older! Anyone who says differently should be shot! It is so easy to accidentally overdose your baby

Michelle - posted on 11/27/2009

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My dad also gave me this little trick..I dont like putting vicks vapor rub directly on my child, so I rub a little on the top of pjs. It does seem to help, and doesnt get on baby.

Danielle - posted on 11/26/2009

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there really is nothing you can give. but i have found a product called 0 - 9 it is homeopathic, some drug stores carry it. i hope you can find it. but the best advice is that of your doctor.

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Michelle - posted on 11/27/2009

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I gave my baby dimetap, but it was such a small dose..I would ask the doctor to be sure.

Jana - posted on 11/27/2009

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I too put a little chest rub on the bottoms of their feet. My children are 8 and 5, I still do this for them. A dear friend taught me this chinese medicine technique and I even use it on myself! Instead of Vicks I use herbal chest rubs. Use what ever you can! Rub the chest rub on the balls of the feet and then cover with socks/booties. Along with a cold mist humidifier and a the chances for a baby feeling better are great! Remember, the stuffies could be teething...

Caitlin - posted on 11/27/2009

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Humidifier and sleeping upright in the swing. Sit in the bathroom with the shower all the way up and let it get steamy. Sit as long as you can in there and then afterwards use the sucker on her nose. Do it right before bed and it REALLY helps!!

JAEN - posted on 11/27/2009

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put a deep bowl of very hot water with a gloop of vicks chest rub in it under the cot to the side where the fumes will reach baby in the night.Good luck, Jaen. x

Becky - posted on 11/27/2009

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My 3 month old had a really bad cold last week and it's starting to dwindle now. I gave her tylenol when she moaned because my dr told me she probably has a little headache along with some body aches and she seemed to perk up quite a bit. I also bought a vicks plug in for her room, put a humidfier next to her crib and before bed I put baby vicks on her feet and legs which seemed to help her breathe. She had 3 bad nights that she couldn't sleep in her crib because it was too flat and made it hard for her to breathe so I let her sleep in her bouncy chair.



Hope your little baby feels better soon!

Patti - posted on 11/26/2009

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Baby motrin because tylenol has been taking off the shelf for a bacteria over growth in the liquid. SO i don't trust it. The humidifier, a soothing bath, and some TLC... The motrin can be used for the for the cold and the cough any baby cough meds would do.

Claire - posted on 11/26/2009

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i wouldnt give a baby that age anything without consulting my doctor or pharmasist first.

Rebecca - posted on 11/26/2009

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It's hard at that age for treating. Try a health store - some chest rubs in the supermarkets are only recommended for 6 months plus but some health stores have completely natural ones that are safe enough to use earlier. Also, to help you both get a better sleep while bub is sniffly and congested, try elevating bubs head slightly while sleeping either by propping the mattress up slightly with a pillow...just not so much that bub can slip under covers or anything.

Jeannette - posted on 11/26/2009

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cool mist humidifier, little noses nose spray/ drops (helps loosen the mucus). run a hot shower with the door closed and sit in there with baby

Krystal - posted on 11/26/2009

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best cough remedy is childrens vicks rubbed on the bottom of there feet i've been doing it for my boys since they were little...personally I find that as soon as start giving them cough meds its makes it worse

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