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Baby with cold. Temp of 38. Can't feed cos can't breath thru nose. Advice?
I personally wouldnt worry about a temp of 38 and I'd be inclined to stay in a steamy room a few times during the day to help hte snot come down out of her nose/sinuses. You could add her milk to the foods you're giving her
It's worrying when they are so young and can't tell you how they feel. A decent GP wont knock you back so if you need to call them do. I do agree with jampots though and this is ONLY because of being over the stages of having a 7 month old. Otherwise I would have been on here writing like you. If you continue to see no change then help to ease your anxiety by calling your GP.
Thanks. I've just read this on Babycenter website:
How can I tell if my baby's fever is serious?
More important than the actual temperature is your child's behaviour. If she has a fever of 104 degrees F / 39.7 degrees C, is feeding well, responsive, and easily comforted, you have less reason to worry than if her fever is 102 degrees F / 38.7 degrees C, she's crying inconsolably, and she's limp and unresponsive.
Call immediately if:
A child older than six months has a temperature that reaches 103 degrees F / 39.2 degrees C
Any fever lasts more than three days.
She seems ok (grumpy but not listless or inconsolable) so I I'm not too worried if it doesn't get any worse.
Any ideas on getting some milk down her or do you think it's ok for her to just have water as often as poss?
You could get an aspirator, you soften up with saline drops and then use the aspirator to suck out. Also medised is v good at drying ababy up. My friends found a bad cold a good time to get baby off the bottle and on to beaker milk. You shouldn't have to sterilise a beaker as long as you are washing them hot (in dishwasher maybe) we found Tommee Tippee Kids on the go cups are free flowing - just sit baby up to drink. (I noticed the formula milk tins say not to sterilise after 6 mths now - things change so fast!)
That looks interesting Alux. She's not bunged up as in 'green bogeys' she's just got a constant stream of clear stuff coming out of her nose and when she tries to feed it sounds like her whole nose/throat tubes are full of it.
She's gone to sleep now but she's only had 2 half hour naps all day (not that unusual for her) so she was shattered. I'm expecting to be up several times in the night which is fine if she feeds & goes back to sleep but last night she just couldn't settle. She sucks her fingers to get to sleep and with needing to breath through her mouth, she can't even do that, poor thing.
You never know, maybe it's peaked and tonight will be better!
OK. She had Calpol at 5.30. Went to sleep without her usual b/f (had solids 4.30) and slept for 90 minutes. Now she's awake, exhausted and crying on and off. She stops crying briefly if we entertain her but she won't/can't switch off and go to sleep.
She's refusing b/f and won't be held & rocked to sleep. She's only 'happy' if we 'play'. We can't do this all night. I'm just grateful I'm not on my own here, but even with dp taking turns sleep is going to be difficult which makes everything else a nightmare. Don't know what to do.
She has one end of cot raised, has had calpol, has olbas oil in room.
Don't know if she's hungry. I think her throat is sore cos she snorts and coughs then it seems to hurt her.
Woud you try & feed her more solids in case it's hunger that's keeping her awake or leave it well alone ? She's had sips of water from a beaker.