I think 10week old has a cold.

(16 Posts)
Ahappynewmummy Tue 29-Mar-16 20:52:12

basically that. he keeps crying, has a stuffy nose, seems to be warm and very irritable. is there anything I can do?

Ahappynewmummy Tue 29-Mar-16 20:53:04

also he keeps straining but he's on the comfort milk.

TooMinty Tue 29-Mar-16 21:02:16

Snuffle babe for the stuffy nose (like Vicks but for babies). Steam can help too - pop baby in bouncy chair in the bathroom while you have a hot shower.

Ahappynewmummy Tue 29-Mar-16 21:33:21

how can I help him sleep. he only seems to sleep for half an hour then he's up crying. he's never been a crying baby.

unfortunately I can't get out to get some snuffle baby and DP is out without his car and I don't drive.

AutumnDaze Tue 29-Mar-16 22:48:14

Could you raise the head end of his mattress slightly, so that he's not totally horizontal when laid down? It should make him less congested.

JassyRadlett Tue 29-Mar-16 22:50:37

Do you have a snot sucker or saline nose spray/drops? Those helped DS2 the most when he had a cold at 4 weeks.

Agree on steam and propping up the mattress, it makes a huge difference to them. Also put a damp towel over the radiator as a makeshift humidifier.

TooMinty Wed 30-Mar-16 07:39:20

Poor wee soul - hope you got some sleep and he feels better today. It's difficult when they are tiny because there isn't much you can do. Mine always seem to have a cold, spend a fortune on Snufflebabe...

Ahappynewmummy Wed 30-Mar-16 07:45:44

he's been waking every 2 hours so I'm shattered but at least he got some form of sleep.

he seems to have a clearer nose but that's while he's sleeping so once he wakes up I'll know how he's feeling

Jemappelle Wed 30-Mar-16 07:51:32

Ours got his first cold at 5 months last week from sils baby's christening

It went on four days day 1/2 being worst. Things that helped were - steamy shower with two drops eucalyptus oil on tissue on radiator , sniffle babe rub, snot sucker,Plenty of breastmilk, two doses of calpol on the first day.

Ahappynewmummy Wed 30-Mar-16 08:00:30

if I could I would have gave him calpol but the doctor told me not to. ooh just kept saying take him to the walk in (which I couldn't as DP was at work) and I didn't think it was bad enough to go there either. they wouldn't be able to help me any more than they could over the phone.

twofalls Wed 30-Mar-16 08:05:27

Vics on their feet at night seems to help and lots of steam. No point giving him calpol unless he has a temp or is obviously in pain.

Why can't you take him out if DP is at work?

Ahappynewmummy Wed 30-Mar-16 08:21:25

I don't drive and I don't have no family to take me. I only phoned them up to help me what to do till the docs opened today.

TooMinty Wed 30-Mar-16 08:24:32

Mine woke every two hours at that age even when he didn't have a cold sad

A tip the Health Visitor gave me was to put some Snufflebabe or Vicks on me (on neck or round collarbone) then when baby was feeding it wafted down and cleared his nose so he could feed properly.

Ahappynewmummy Wed 30-Mar-16 08:38:27

I think I'm going to get some today. before his cold he was going to bed at 7 had a dream feed at half 10 then didn't wake up till 5 or 6 so it's a shock to the system ti be waking up every 2 hours haha

Jemappelle Wed 30-Mar-16 09:49:57

Yes calpol pointless without obvious temp or pain. In our case we didn't know f he had a sore throat and wasn't sure how to find out. He seemed very distressed so we gave him calpol. He became not distressed and slept within 10/12 minutes. It helped the overall picture.

Ahappynewmummy Wed 30-Mar-16 10:30:31

he's still smiling and laughing so I got to be grateful there. he doesn't seem to be bothered by it thank God.

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