what to do when our baby is having cough and cold?

Angel - posted on 06/30/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i'm a first time mom..my daugther ANDREA is having cough and cold right now..what will i do?

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Cheralee - posted on 06/30/2009

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My daughter got afew bad coughs, that I thought were colds. But the doctor told me it maybe that the air is to dry in her room. So I had to get a cool mist humidifer.
And if you roll a small throw (blanket) and put it under the head of the mattress (rising the head about 2- 3.5 inches). It will help keep air ways clearer.
Sometimes, if your baby is over one, you can use Johnson & Johnson baby cold bath.

Katy - posted on 06/30/2009

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Well, you can give her some medicines approved by your pediatrician, or ... my son isn't able to take alot of meds because of his heart, so we've found that vicks vapor rub works great to decongest and delsym (spell??) the orange cough only syrup works great for him. Also a vaporizer at bedtime can help alot, but be careful it can get kinda warm in the room if you leave it on too long.

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Try running a humidifier in her room at night. That was always a big help for my kids when they had colds. Vicks Baby Rub is great, too.

Onawa - posted on 06/30/2009

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Well my daughter was sick for like 2 months, but what i did was give her a decongestant that only a doc can prescibe if she's under a year, and rub some vicks baby rub on her chest and back at night this should help.

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