sick 7 month old

Sarah - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 7 months old, and she has a stuffy, funny nose but other then thet she is her self. plays fine and ballbes and all the normal things they do. she can not sleep cause she can not breath and the pisses her off. i feel that she is getting a cold, what can i do to help her? we are leaving for camping on mon depending on hows shes feeling. i would like to nip this in the but before then so we can go. what can i do?

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Sarra - posted on 07/31/2009

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My son had a cold a few months ago, and I found that by putting a pillow underneath his mattress to prop him & the mattress up really seemed too ease his "suffering". I also put vicks vapour rub on a piece of cloth and tied it into his cot, which also seemed too help.

Not nice when you're little one is suffering, hope your daughter gets well soon!

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Sarah - posted on 08/01/2009

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thank you to all those who helped. i tryed all but lifting the materess, all worked great. gave her some saline this morning when she got up as well. thanks. looks like we ll be going camping:)

Amber - posted on 07/31/2009

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My son is 6 1/2 months and just has had the same thing. We were getting up ever hour all night because he couldn't breath through his nose. I had him sleeping with me to keep him elevated and that helped.. Also yes the saline drops and aspirator, but babies shouldn't have robitusin. I also right before bed and first thing in the morning would run the shower on hot with the bathroom door closed and then sit in their for about 5-10 minutes and it really helped. I hate seeing them so miserable I hope she feels better soon.

Amanda - posted on 07/31/2009

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Be sure it's a cold, my daughter has awful allergies already and she's only 8 months old. She is allergic to cats, and whenever we go camping or she is outside for awhile she gets a runny nose and eyes. Definately try the humidifier in her room, it really does work wonders, as well as the goober getter. Hope it goes well!

Stephanie - posted on 07/31/2009

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We used robitusin when our son was young too and it seemed to help him (for his cough), but after we got the warm vicks vaporizer that seemed to both help prevent more colds and make him better faster. You could try that if you have a place to keep it out of reach.

Jen - posted on 07/31/2009

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My daughter gets "colds" often so I can tell you what we usually do (she's 20 months). My doctor said that regular children's robitusin is fine to give. The dose is very small 1/4 tsp. is all she will need at that age and weight limit (I'm assuming she's under 20lbs.). It's the one that just says cough on the bottle. For sleeping you can either prop up her mattress or I used to put the boppy in the crib and put my daughter in it. She has since outgrown that and rolls of of it, but she always sleeps with a stuffed nose anyway. She loves sleep lol. I hope your little girl is feeling better so that you can go camping.

Jessica - posted on 07/31/2009

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Try saline drops and suction. Are you breastfeeding? If you are some breastmilk instead of the saine drops would work great. Get a humidifier for her room or a vicks plug in, those work great.

Rebecca - posted on 07/31/2009

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Try getting one of those nasal aspirators or goober grabbers as my friend calls them and get the saline spray for up there nose whenever my little one gets a cold that helps immensely with allowing him to breathe and sleep. Also elevate the head of her crib by sticking towels underneath it that will also help with her breathing and hopefully her sleeping. As with adults there is nothing you can do to stop a cold just keep making sure she's eating and drinking and try to help her get as much rest as possible, her body will take care of the rest, good luck!

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