14 month old with cold has bad cough at night, moves around too much for wedge, need help.

Kathy - posted on 03/08/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 14 year old daughter has started with her first cold, she isn't on any medicine other than Tylenol for a slight temp. Doctors say its just a bad cold. She is having a problem sleeping since she keeps coughing, there is a fan and cool air humidifier in her room. elevating her mattress doesn't work since she is a big mover in the crib. I just want her to be able to get some sleep. Any suggestions would be greatful.

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Louise - posted on 03/09/2011

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You can buy a linctus for babies for her cough it is not medicated it is a mixture of honey and lemon to line the throat to stop the cough. Also if she has problems with a runny nose then use 2.5mls of Piriton which is a antihistamine this will dry up the nose for 6 hours at a time.

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Elizabeth - posted on 04/07/2011

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When our children have had colds we sooth them with a warmer than usual bath to clear the airways with steam. Then vicks on the back and chest and pjs. Continue the
Tylenol if it is keeping a fever down.

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