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Baby cold: won't sleep

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Newmother8668 Thu 30-Mar-17 23:51:28

Baby has a stuffy nose and won't sleep. Has been up for five hours past his bedtime. Will he ever get to sleep or will he just stay up all night and start the day over again?

Newmother8668 Thu 30-Mar-17 23:56:58

He's only slept three hours in the last 18 hours

GraceGrape Fri 31-Mar-17 00:02:38

How old? Does he have a fever? If he seems really out of sorts, try calling 101. If it's just the blocked nose, I used to put a few drops of olbas oil on a muslin and hang it near the cot, out of reach. Or you could try holding him on a steamy bathroom?

GraceGrape Fri 31-Mar-17 00:03:00

in a steamy bathroom, sorry.

GraceGrape Fri 31-Mar-17 00:03:32

And of course, 111, not 101!

Tumtitum Fri 31-Mar-17 00:04:54

Calpol vapoplug thing? Always help my DD

Newmother8668 Fri 31-Mar-17 00:07:45

Have done calpol, olbas oil, steaming him in bathroom, nose frida, sterimar nose spray for babies, sleeping upright in bouncer. He's six months old. Put him to bed at 7 and hasn't slept longer than 5 min at a time. He only took two hours of 30 minute naps today. Will he actually stay up all night? Does that happen?

GraceGrape Fri 31-Mar-17 00:11:08

I'm sure he'll get tired out eventually. Will he sleep with you/on your chest? Or could you take him out for a drive in the hope he'll drop off then you could hopefully bring him inside. I have been known to do that in the past!

Heirhelp Fri 31-Mar-17 08:31:14

I second the calpol vapour machine.

CBeebieseveryday Fri 31-Mar-17 16:59:42

I use the calpol vapour plug in, it has an annoying blue light but it's the only thing I have known to clear his nose so he could sleep and feed! I will always make sure I have refills in the house in case of emergencies! I also puta few drops of baby il as oil in his blanket which sits underneath his cot sheet. Baby vapour rub on chest too.
It sucks whenthey are so blocked they can't sleep.
The vapour plug in smells lovely too

CBeebieseveryday Fri 31-Mar-17 17:00:17

*baby olbas oil

newroundhere Fri 31-Mar-17 17:05:45

Snufflebabe rub on his chest?

We also raised the head of the cot a little bit, which helped (although I'm not at all sure if you're supposed to).

QueenJulian Fri 31-Mar-17 17:06:10

I used a humidifier when my DC were small and had colds. It definitely helped them sleep through the night. You can get them from places like Mothercare and Argos.

Ginlinessisnexttogodliness Sat 01-Apr-17 08:28:29

I too am a big fan of the acalpol plug in.
Also humidifier with one or two drops of eucalyptus oil in is very good.

Rub some snufflebabe on the soles of their feet too this is very effective.

You can also buy wedges that are the exact size of your cot mattress to put underneath the fitted sheet. This worked well for my son who was a back sleeper but not my daughter who likes her tum 😊

A warm but ventilate room is the best for if their cold is accompanied by a cough

Ginlinessisnexttogodliness Sat 01-Apr-17 08:28:42

Ventilated *

user1490981241 Sat 01-Apr-17 23:50:55

Boil the kettle and add some vapour rub let it melt and place in the room away from harm (i put DS under his cot as he cant get to it) the vapour rub and steam work together or use olbas oil infant on a muslin and place under bed sheet and run vapour rub on soles of feet

Newmother8668 Sun 02-Apr-17 00:03:05

Thank you for all of the suggestions!! The humidifier worked and he's sleeping loads!!!

Tumtitum Sun 02-Apr-17 00:54:17

Yey for loads of sleep grin

QueenJulian Sun 02-Apr-17 21:22:00

They are amazing things! smile

Newmother8668 Sun 02-Apr-17 22:27:19

No lie... he slept like a log and his nose clears easier. Love my little humidifier. It's funny how the small things matter so much more!

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