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Meepmoop Mon 06-Nov-17 09:17:28

Hello,

My DS is 3 months and has his first cold.

He sounds very snuffly in his nose and snotty. He's only feeding for a bout 3 minutes on each side so I'm offering them more.

Any tips on helping him get over it.

Thank you

xhannahx Mon 06-Nov-17 09:19:47

Sorry your lo has a cold, it's horrible for the first time but babies are suprisingly resilient so try not to worry too much.

When DD has a cold we give her a dose of calpol before bed to help her settle, and if she has a very blocked nose we use one of those nose sucker things (sorry I don't know the actual name). She hates it but it helps clear her out before bed.

Hope so feels better soon!

Changerofname987654321 Mon 06-Nov-17 09:35:04

The calpol plug ins are amazing but expensive. Cheaper in Home Bargins. Try feeding him in a steamy bathroom.

KTD27 Mon 06-Nov-17 09:59:24

Also take them out for a stroll and a nap. I know it sounds counter productive but the cold air often means they can breathe better through the nose. Just wrap up super warm

demirose87 Mon 06-Nov-17 11:34:13

Nasal aspirator used with a saline spray has been the most effective for all my kids including my 6 week old. It's instant relief at unblocking the nasal passages.

shelley1990 Mon 06-Nov-17 11:51:35

I gave my lo calpol in the early afternoon then a dose at night so she settled. Made sure she was wrapped up warm and gave her warm baths.
Hope your baby is better soon smile

user1493413286 Mon 06-Nov-17 21:41:30

Calpol plug in worked really well for my baby and my cold too

Spam88 Wed 08-Nov-17 19:45:36

A drop of saline in each nostril before each feed should help.

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