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Hoggle246 Wed 05-Nov-14 15:57:46

My ds (10.5 mo) is coming down with a cold. Nothing severe but the usual snuffles, cough etc. When he's like this I would try to keep him away from other babies (or at least warn their parents) but wondered whether I should also generally be trying to keep him inside now weather is colder?

Was going to pop to shops earlier but then questioned whether it was unfair taking him out in the cold when he's unwell. The trip wasn't for anything essential, more an excuse to keep us busy!

Not sure if it's expected to keep little ones inside when ill or if I'm being PFB?!

ByTheWishingWell Wed 05-Nov-14 16:06:37

Apparently breathing in cold dry air can aggravate cold and flu symptoms (according to a very quick google search). I've taken DD out when she was full of a cold before, and just given her an extra layer to make sure she was really well wrapped up and cozy. I always thought that the fresh air might do her some good. confused

callamia Wed 05-Nov-14 16:11:44

If he's wrapped up warm enough, and he's not being made overtired, then I think it's totally fine. My DS gets super bored being at home all day, and perks up when we go out for a little trip to the shops or something.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 05-Nov-14 17:15:18

Fresh air is lovely if you're sniffy, he'll be fine as long as he's nice and warmsmile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 05-Nov-14 17:16:17

Flu is very different from a non serious cold.

Hoggle246 Thu 06-Nov-14 06:57:01

Thanks for replies that's so helpful. Fresh air for the little one today! x

BotBotticelli Thu 06-Nov-14 08:05:29

Deffo take him out well wrapped up! You will go bonkers stuck in the house with a poorly and grumpy baby all day. A wee dram of calpol always cheers up my little boy when he has a bad cold. After all, if you had a horrid headache, blocked nose and sore throat you would probably pop a couple of paracetamol right??

katienana Thu 06-Nov-14 08:07:14

I would take him out, fresh air can clear out a stuffy nose so it might help.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 06-Nov-14 08:32:06

Bot-I agree,I always gave ds calpol when he was poorly too.

Hoggle246 Thu 06-Nov-14 09:26:13

Yep, calpol has been my lifesaver! Ds camped with us last night and it was like sleeping with Darth Vadar crossed with flipper ... Got a smack on the chops every 20 mins! Think it was an accident.Going to get him out and about once he's awake from his nap, sure he's sick of the sight of me by now.

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