What's the best cure for colds for a 10 month old baby?


Cori - posted on 11/26/2009




if they are coughing put vicks on their feet and put socks on them to sleep at night, they wont cough. it works for grown ups too! we do it with our son who just turned 1.

Kerrianne - posted on 11/29/2009




homeopathic remedy called Coryzalia in liquid form
if it is given as soon as cold symptoms appear it is very useful.
i use it for our whole family and we get over colds quicker with less severe symptoms.
also we use a saline solution for the stuffy noses from the pharmacy especially before bed.The suggestion of probiotics is great too.They make some for babies I think.

Kristina - posted on 11/26/2009




My son's had a few colds, and I've found several things work. Sitting in the bathroom with the shower steaming hot, we read books and play with toys. This helps clear his system. You can get these vicks vapor things that stick onto the bathtub walls, they steam up the room with the smell of menthol which help open the sinuses. You can also use baby vicks rub. I don't suggest putting it on the skin directly. I usually put it on the inside of his shirt at night. That, and using a cool mist humidifier and "sucking" the snot out with an asperater (bulb syringe) Other than that though, there's not much you can do. Give them Tylenol or Motrin if they're in pain or have a fever, and keep an eye on them.

Hope your lil one gets better soon!

Dansya - posted on 11/26/2009




I went to a naturopathic dr. and she said to give them baby probiotics and a couple drops of cod liver oil. My 6 month old had been really sick for 2 weeks with no improvement and after 2 days of this he started getting better. Just go to a health food store and ask for this stuff. it boosts the immune system and helps them fight it off

Jodie - posted on 11/29/2009




alot of fluids,thru out the day,you can baby vicks,perfectly harmless to their skin,pamole every 6hrs quote...it could be 4 to 5 hrs to.just read the instructions.and lot of loves a7 hugs and kisses.and just weigh it out,thats all you can do,their jabs they get,protect them from getting really really ill.course unlike us they dont have the a strong immune system.so the doctors cant help you.dont pay 50bucks to see a doctor,when this is your answer,by day 3 they are starting to get better,they are stronger we give them credit for.it be okay,bubba will get better,good luck.

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Melanie - posted on 09/02/2012




I think I'll try the vicks thing on my son's feet. - IF he'll keep his socks on!

Thanks Moms!

Alexandra - posted on 11/27/2009




have her/him drink warm water frequently. it helps much together along with everyone's suggestions.

Christine - posted on 11/26/2009




I have tried baby vix vapor rub if the baby is congested or has a stuffy nose. I have also tried small doses, under 1/2 a teaspoon, of cold or flu medicine to help relieve some of the pressure. Then I just let it pass on its own. Oh and motrin for a fever and any pain. I hope this helps a little.

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you cant give them anything as far as cold medicines..but you can put vicks baby rub on their chest and then have the humidifier on. I know its not much but it works. let me know if it works for you.

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