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Baby with a cold

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LauraElizabeth92 Sun 23-Apr-17 18:46:03

My little girl is coming up for 3 months and sounds like she's getting her first cold. She's pretty snuffly, is there anything I can do to help her breathing?

kshaw Sun 23-Apr-17 18:52:19

My 4 week old has a cold currently. I went to pharmacist and got some saline nasal spray (literally salt water) and seems to help. Put her in a steamy bathroom for a bit too, that helped. And sat up rather than laid down keeps her breathing easier. I also put some Vicks on my chest under my top and then when having cuddles (she's got plenty this weekend!) she's sort of breathing it in without any direct contact. Seems to be on its way out xxx

Mummy2mybear Sun 23-Apr-17 19:09:51

Hi my daughter is now 16 months old and she has had her fair share of colds first cold at around 6 weeks old. If you are very worried take her to your GP they will do all checks but usually it passes within a week or so, building her immune system up. Nasal spray calpol and Vicks all good to. Thermometers are good investment to keep track of her temp. I hope she gets better soon x

GreenGoblin0 Sun 23-Apr-17 19:55:20

snuffle babe to rub on her chest.

Jasquers Mon 24-Apr-17 17:16:35

Calpol plug ins are great. Pricey but worth it!

FartnissEverbeans Mon 24-Apr-17 17:38:02

The saline drops are fantastic. I gave them to DS before his feeds so that he could suck properly and also before bed. I was surprised how much of a difference they made.

I also have him Calpol and we used some Olbas oil for kids.

Jasquers Mon 24-Apr-17 18:07:42

Also recommend the Nose Frida for getting rid of excess snot!

FurryElephant Mon 24-Apr-17 18:09:53

Seconding the calpol plug in and the nose sucker! Boots sell the Snufflebabe one and it makes such a difference. If you're breastfeeding a drop or two of milk up their nose apparently helps too grin

Cheesenacho123 Tue 25-Apr-17 23:35:00

I tried all of those when my son was younger and none really worked. My mum suggested raising his head when he sleeps and keep him more upright during the day, it went within a couple of weeks the cold compared to months of trying different products that only cured it for a short while. Although the snot sucker or nose Freida is something that will help greatly too to clear tiny airways

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