My baby girls who is 6 months just got croup...any advice???

Mallory - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Any advice on how to help her stay more calm or anything i can do that might work better then what the little slip of paper the doctor gave me to follow by???

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stand in the bathroom with the door shut and have the shower going, only hot water, rock her in the steam...it helps ease cough a bit, also, she'll have a nice warm mommy to cuddle with, do this every couple of hours. its not a miracle, but comforting her will help quite a bit... good luck, hope she feels better soon

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Donna - posted on 10/18/2009

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My son had croup a couple of months ago, i did the steamy bathroom elevation in bed lots of fresh air and he was prescribed predmix u can only use for 3 days but that cleared it up very quickly. Oh yeah and lots of cuddles.x

Ashley - posted on 10/18/2009

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Steamy bathroom, humidifiers in the bedroom, and a little elevation while they sleep. My son had croup once, and our doc recommended warm apple juice (you'd probably want to water it down so she doesn't get the runs...) or warm lemonade.



Hope she gets feeling better soon!

Rebecca - posted on 10/18/2009

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bundle up your little one really well take the baby outside it will also help open up the airways making it more of a comfort

Stephanie - posted on 10/18/2009

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My kids have never had it but my brother did.. Alot of walking around ask your doctor about Vicks cream, that helped him tons, but I think he might have been a month or 2 older but it might still be okay for her.. Maggie has a great tip too I remember doing that for him

Jaimie - posted on 10/18/2009

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My son had croup twice, we use a vicks humidifier in his room, it worked really well. His room was like being in the tropics lol all hot a steamy but it helped, also elevate her head at night when they lay flat it make the coughing worse. hope she feels better soon!

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