what can i do to help my baby with a stuffed up nos

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Nicole - posted on 12/26/2009

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Putting vicks under an enfants nose can do more harm than good. The vicks is designed to make their little nose run yet their nasel passages are to small to support that kind of flow. I am having the same problem with my 3mth old son. I talked to his doctor and he suggested saline drops and one of those "snot suckers". We have to do it a few times a day, but it seems to be working.

Christina - posted on 12/18/2009

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Oh yes and putting a pillow under the baby's mattress helps A WHOLE LOT. It wasnt until I start doing that that he started sleeping thru da nite

Christina - posted on 12/18/2009

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My son had a chest congestion from the time he was in the hospital. Ive been using baby vicks on his feet, a humidifier, and saline drops.

Tabitha - posted on 12/17/2009

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I do the baby vicks on his feet for a cough. It works well for my other 2chidlren too. Just put vicks on the bottoms of the feet then put on socks. For a stuffy nose by ped said put baby vicks on the chest just not too much. Also raising the mattress and a cool mist vaporizer like the other mommies said.

Haydee - posted on 12/17/2009

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Ok here is what the Dr. Told me I have a 3 month old and there is so much they can do. Saline drops, raising the matress, the suction bulb but not too often it iritates theyre nose and it might make it worst. the humidefier but a cold mist the warm mist keeps the bacteria alive. I was told no vicks because it takes theyre breath away. It might help for mines sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't but thatis what the Dr. told me and I been there and call a few times.

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Jessica Clayton - posted on 05/06/2014

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I use a homeopathic tab that baby drinks orally. You can purchase it in regular pharmaceutical locations, I get mine from walmart or superstore. It is called Coryzalia, made by Boiron. It is ment for 1-6 year olds with colds.
It is targeted for:
Nasal congestion
Runny nose
Sneezing

No sugar, no dye, no preservatives.
AMAZING STUFF! I swear by it :)
Good luck.

Tara - posted on 12/21/2009

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I use a humidifier in their room and saline drops in their nose. If there are wet boogies I suck them out with an aspirator. It works wonderfully!

Azra - posted on 12/19/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

If you're breastfeeding, you can put breastmilk up the baby's nose instead of saline drops. It helped my little guy a LOT more than the drops!


Tottaly agree

Heather - posted on 12/17/2009

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Can't say enough about a cold air vaporizer in the room! works wonders. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Vicks one with the vicks vapor pads you can stick in. My daughter hates the saline drops although it did work on my older daughter. They make vicks vapor rub for babies - make sure you use that one, but also works great - I love the tip about putting it on her feet - just make sure she doesn't suck on them -Yuck - but I'm definitely going to try that one!

Jessica - posted on 12/17/2009

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If you're breastfeeding, you can put breastmilk up the baby's nose instead of saline drops. It helped my little guy a LOT more than the drops!

Becky - posted on 12/16/2009

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Use saline drops in baby's nose, a drop or 2 in each nostril, give it a minute to work and loosen up the junk in there, and then use a suction bulb to suck out any gunk. Sometimes the saline will be enough to help them blow it out or sneeze it out themselves. The humidifier does really help too.

Leigh Anne - posted on 12/16/2009

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Prop up your baby when she's sleeping, put a humidifier in the room, and also try putting Vick's vapor rub on her feet.

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