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jacobsgirl Sat 10-Feb-18 07:30:32

Hi ftm here so I may seem a bit pathetic

My little baby (6months)
Has a bit of a stuffy nose and cough. It's not as bad during the day but at night I really worry because you can here his breathing is rattling and it must be uncomfy.
I have baby sniffles and cough medicine but is there anything else I can do to help make him feel better ?
Thanks in advance

Floweroct2 Sat 10-Feb-18 07:33:11

Calpol vapour plug is good, try not to worry too much. You could try rolling up a small pillowcase and putting it under the bottom sheet to try and keep the propped up a little bit too

angelopal Sat 10-Feb-18 07:38:02

Saline spray for his nose. Also before bed sit with him in the bathroom with the shower running and the windows shut. The steam will help.

BikeRunSki Sat 10-Feb-18 07:46:56

Prop up his head to help with congestion -eg raise the head end of his cot with books under the legs.

Rainbowsandflowers78 Sat 10-Feb-18 07:47:53

Don’t give him cough medicine!!

And it’s a cold not the cold

bigfishlittlefishtupperwarebox Sat 10-Feb-18 07:50:00

Or a pillow under the mattress to raise the head end a bit... that's what our nursery do.

jacobsgirl Sat 10-Feb-18 07:51:43

Sorry to clarify he also has a chesty cough

Thank you all for your suggestions I do have saline solution prescribed smile

The shower is a good idea ! X

Rainbowsandflowers78 Sat 10-Feb-18 08:00:40

You still shouldn’t give cough medicine - doesn’t do anything and not really suitable for a 6 month old.

Take him to a dr if you get worried or his breathing gets bad but otherwise ride it out with calpol and lots of fluid and saline spray

jacobsgirl Sat 10-Feb-18 08:12:20

I didn't know that it's just what I was told to give him

Thank everyone again for your help smile

He's smiling and that's the main thing ! smile

Orangepear Sat 10-Feb-18 08:15:36

A humidifier really helps my DC when they have coughs and colds. It makes the air in their room like a cloud, cool and moist. We have a 2.5l one and it lasts all night.

jacobsgirl Sat 10-Feb-18 08:34:19

I've been considering a humidifier for myself actually ! Great idea

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