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Cold in newborn

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sparklekitty Tue 30-Oct-12 09:49:47

My dd is almost 5 weeks old and we've had a bit of a night of it. She's been up almost all night and is really uncomfortable with a cold. She's not got a fever or anything, just very mucusy and keeps being sick (only a little bit). We've spoken to the health visitor who thinks it is definitely a cold and nothing to worry about. She said to keep her feeds up (shes been feeding almost very hour anyway) and to pop her in the bathroom with the shower on so the steam can help clear it.

I guess my question is has anyone got any other tips on helping my pfb a bit more comfortable? (I am trying very hard not to worry or go ott about it but its hard with it being the first time she's been ill)

AllIWant85 Tue 30-Oct-12 10:11:49

You could get some saline nasal spray to help shift the mucus. There's not really anything you can give at this age, even Karvol is 3 months+.

The shower advice is good though aswell.

mamij Tue 30-Oct-12 10:15:04

Put a couple of books under her Moses
Basket/cot to prop her up a bit. This might make her feel a bit more comfortable.

sparklekitty Tue 30-Oct-12 10:37:59

Thanks, I did think about calpol then realised she's too little for it. Might try and get some nasal spray stuff.

Mamij - she's sleeping on us for today to keep her up right, problem is at night as we co-sleep so not sure how i can prop her up while sleeping.

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