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5 days old with a cold

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LittleRedDinosaur Wed 12-Nov-14 02:28:42

DS is only 5 days old. We came gone on day 2 post section to find 2 year old DD with a stinker of a cold and now he's got it.
I'm not worried about him at the moment- feeding bit slow with snotty nose, feels warm but not got a temp when I've checked, wearing and pooing fine etc....
He's sleeping more than normal but waking for feeds.
I'm just at a bit of a loss about useful things I can do to help him and wondered if anyone had any tips.
Thank you!

LittleRedDinosaur Wed 12-Nov-14 02:43:23

Came home rather than gone . Obviously.

SurfsUp1 Wed 12-Nov-14 02:46:32

Poor little sausage!

Keeping the room nice and humid helps. Saline drops up the nose and one of those snot suckers are also v helpful in terms of allowing him to feed more easily.

A good baby-probiotic will also be helpful.

My Ds1 got a cold similarly early so you have my sympathies.

LittleRedDinosaur Wed 12-Nov-14 02:56:09

Thanks surf! Off to boots in the morning for supplies. Feeding like a star now and just done what sounds like a huge poo so think he's ok. Snotty little sausage.

angelopal Thu 13-Nov-14 16:00:28

How is he today? Sitting in a steamy room can help. I sit with dd in the bathroom with shower running for about 15 mins when she has a cold. She had her first cold at a few weeks old. Its not fun

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