what can i give a 6 week old baby with a cold?

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Rachel - posted on 12/04/2009

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also, with the idea of a humidifier, my son had breathing problems when he was a baby. If the humidifier is helping a little, you can let a hot shower run for a few minutes in the bathroom. Then bring the baby in and let them breathe some steam for a few minutes, helps open everything up.

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Heidi - posted on 12/04/2009

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Even though she is really new, I would still give a tiny dose of INFANTS' tylenol if this is making you nervous, then use baby vicks on her chest as well as keep her chest and neck and head slightly elevated while resting and sleeping, So her nose can drain, and she can clear it up with those vapors, try also that lavender johnson & johnson sleepy time calming bath bubbles/soap. It worked great they have a green bottle too that is vapor added too! So i jope this helps, if she's coughing a lot try putting a humidifier in her room at night and check every 2 hours for more water. This may help, I hope it does! Thanks
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Veronica - posted on 12/04/2009

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Breast is best! If you are breastfeeding it is best to just keep doing that and it will clear up faster than if not (your immunities at work - no medicine needed). Also, babies who are breastfed and sick tend to feed more often because they stop to breathe so be ready for a needy baby. My baby is 6 months old and has had a couple of colds. The longest they last are about a couple of weeks (unless it is more than a simple cold). Humidifiers work well if breathing is the issue. Use saline drops and suction before bed to help baby breathe and bathe baby in a very steamy bathroom to loosen the goo. You can also prop up the head of where they sleep to keep them from becoming more congested as they snooze. You can use infant's Tylenol but stay away from baby Advil, Motrin, or Ibuprofen for at least 6 months as this can cause a very scary disease called Reye's Disease. Also, be careful with menthol rubs as they can "burn" baby Good luck and remember, these things don't last forever. Give your baby lots of love and attention and extra cuddles and they will get through this just fine. So will you! :)

Jennifer - posted on 12/04/2009

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I found some peppermint oil, from a whole/natural foods store and I've put a dab of that under my daughter's nose whenever she's gotten stuffed up and she was a January baby and got stuffed up a lot when she was younger! I've also found that putting that viks vaporizer stuff in her humidifier helps a lot. She wakes up a whole new baby! Saline drops are great, too!!

C. - posted on 12/04/2009

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Saline Nasal drops will help with the congestion. Also, make sure you suction their nose out often, but not too often. You don't want to make their little nose sore. If they start screaming the very second the aspirator passes the most outer edge of their nose, that's a sure sign to let their nose heal before you suction it out more. Also, a humidifier will work and make sure the are well hydrated. If they are running a fever, call your Ped. and see if you can give them a little bit of Infant's Tylenol (make sure it's INFANT'S, NOT CHILDREN'S). Other then that, a lot of love and attention :) Your baby is uncomfortable when they have a cold, just as adults are, so try to make her as comfy as possible. Good luck! Hope you baby feels better soon!!!

Stephanie - posted on 12/04/2009

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i have a 7 week old little girl and she has had a snuffy nose, i went to the chemist and they told me to use tubilux saline nasal drops, they are working a treat :)

Ashley - posted on 12/04/2009

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You can use a humidifier and make sure your baby is hydrated. I don't believe there is anything else you can use, unless they have a fever, then you can use Infant Tylenol (with doctor's OK). I would just call the pediatrician since my son is eight and half months and had his first cold. I used saline drops and the aspirator to clear out his nose, and the humidifier, and he is doing great!

Good luck!

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