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What are you night time toddler coughing remedies?

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milkyman Sun 12-Jul-15 16:42:14

My 2.7 ds has been coughing lots in the night - can anything help?

britespark1 Sun 12-Jul-15 16:43:38

Snuffle babe on the soles of their feet, covered by socks helps mine.

FernGullysWoollyPully Sun 12-Jul-15 16:44:35

Raise the mattress or legs of the bed. The angle is supposes to help relieve it.

FernGullysWoollyPully Sun 12-Jul-15 16:45:01

hmm supposed

DonkeyOaty Sun 12-Jul-15 16:45:49

Short term I would do calpol and brufen piggy back to get through tonight. Damp dust bedroom/take down and wash curtains, check for mould

Long term would be get to GP, is it post viral cough, asthma, allergy?

Bunbaker Sun 12-Jul-15 16:48:17

If the cough is only at night it could be asthma, so it might be worth a trip to the GP.

Sighing Sun 12-Jul-15 17:03:23

This was asthma in my eldest. That said some propping up to tilt the bed and mattress does keep (the cough) it relatively mild

Chunkymonkey79 Sun 12-Jul-15 18:42:31

I recently had my dd checked for a horrid persistent night time cough.

GP prescribed nose drops and piriton at bedtime plus snufflebabe on chest back and feet. Worked an absolute treat!!

chemenger Sun 12-Jul-15 18:45:23

With dd2 it was the first sign of hay fever, portion should help.

chemenger Sun 12-Jul-15 18:46:06

Piriton. Not portion.

GlitzAndGigglesx Sun 12-Jul-15 18:46:22

Vicks on bottom of feet with socks on and pillows propped up. It can be a pain to keep on top of but make sure they're on their side, not their back

Branleuse Sun 12-Jul-15 18:46:35

Make him a tea out of thyme

Woobeedoo Sun 12-Jul-15 21:45:05

I'm going to have to try some of these. My little boy has a 3:30am cough - never any other time, just then. Very odd!

Cliffdiver Sun 12-Jul-15 21:48:54

DD1 (now 3.8) also had a night cough which turned out to be asthma.

I was hmm when the doctor mentioned it, but since being prescribed an inhaler (2 puffs before bed) she's been cough free at night ever since.

StarlightMcKenzee Sun 12-Jul-15 21:54:27


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WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 12-Jul-15 21:57:36

Check up from the doc if its been more than a few days

Vics on the feet and chest helped my dd.

gonerogue Sun 12-Jul-15 21:57:47

Vicks or snufflebabe on feet with socks over at night.
Steam in the bedroom to keep the air from drying out their throat.
A drop of chamomile essential oil on their pillow - just one up at the top will help too.

Sternin Sun 12-Jul-15 22:31:09

I find the Calpol plugin helps when my daughter has this.

Ham69 Sun 12-Jul-15 22:39:00

My DS constantly suffered with a horrendous night time cough. He's 8 now and definitely does not have asthma. The only thing that kept me sane was a humidifier (I bought mine from argos). I could not recommend one highly enough.

Tizwailor Sun 12-Jul-15 22:53:16

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Ham69 Sun 12-Jul-15 22:59:50

Just to add, the older he gets, the less frequent the coughs are. Hold tight, OP. He's still very young and his immune system will get stronger.

slippermaiden Sun 12-Jul-15 23:05:40

Vicks on the soles of their feet!

SingSongSlummy Sun 12-Jul-15 23:09:55

Warm mist humidifier is great for night time coughs.

milkyman Mon 13-Jul-15 12:06:32

which humidifier is worth getting?

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