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Poorly Baby -how long does it usually take?

(7 Posts)
WidowWadman Mon 31-Aug-09 19:09:21

The babe has been having a temperature and general malaise for 3 days now, and apart from short spells of playfulness is very clingy and sleepy.

Had her seen by the out of hours doc on Saturday night, who said it's just a normal cold, ears and throat were fine, she's just a little snotty. So I alternate Calpol and Baby Nurofen , but I just wonder how long this is going to last?

mathanxiety Mon 31-Aug-09 19:20:52

Try to keep her head up as much as possible, even while sleeping, which may keep her from getting all stuffed up and unable to sleep. I hate baby colds. They are so helpless, can't even blow their noses.

singalongamumum Mon 31-Aug-09 19:24:31

Hopefully you'll see an improvement over the next 2 days. Hope she gets better soon- it's always horrible when they're ill, especially when you can't explain to them what's happening.

cookielove Mon 31-Aug-09 19:28:41

you can put pillows underneath the matteress to give a gentle slope for the baby to sleep on

cookielove Mon 31-Aug-09 19:30:31

or buy something like this but not sure its worth it just for this

WidowWadman Mon 31-Aug-09 21:20:22

Thanks for the answers. The snottiness isn't the worst, it's the temperature and grumpiness which worries me.

singalongamumum Wed 02-Sep-09 16:58:30

How is she doing Wadman? I've just had a thought, probably a bit belated, that when my DS was sick like that once I gave him some baby multivitamins and he perked up quite quickly after that- seemed to give him the boost he needed.

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