my one-year-old has a cold

Abby - posted on 03/09/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




anyone have any advice as to how to help ease her cough and stop a running/sore nose? she can't sleep because she can't breath and she coughs most at night


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Lorraine - posted on 03/09/2009




We use a cool mist humidifier for the cough/congestion. My 1 yr old has an ear infection, congestion, runny nose, etc. We're using the humidifier, saline nose drops, using the suction thing to clear her nose. The pedi also said to elivate her head to sleep if possible, so we have a big sturdy pillow that we try to keep her propped up on, but she ends up scooting to the other end of the crib anyway.

Amanda - posted on 03/09/2009




Have u got a vapouriser?? i found this helps when my nearly 1 yr old has a cold.

Also u can put Vicks for babies on the soles of her feet and chest....this will help with her cough and help clear her chest and nose.

Alternitvely you can give her a small dose of panadol, dimatap or nurofen as these also help with these symptoms....these also come in formulas suitable for babies.

Hope this helps

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