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Baby cold remedies?

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tiredmumsclub88 Mon 04-Dec-17 07:42:47

DS (13 weeks-9 corrected) has woken with a cold. Very sneezy and snuggly & struggling a little with breathing. Does anyone have any tried & tester remedies beyond calpol & nasal drops?
TIA xx

AiryFairy1991 Mon 04-Dec-17 07:51:43

We used snufflebabe vapour with my DS (17 weeks) last night and it helped. He managed to sleep lying down although we had to redo it twice through the night and I held him upright while we made it up. (Certainly beats the 4 hours I held him upright the night before though)

I tried a nasal aspirator and it was rubbish, I hear it works better if you ahem do that bit yourself (but I appreciate that’s really gross)

OuchBollocks Mon 04-Dec-17 07:54:07

The calpol plug in is a bit pricey but it works wonders for my 2

chocolatespiders Mon 04-Dec-17 07:55:00

Raise the head of the cot onto books slightly, if you have a hot shower let baby breathe in the steam.
Hope ds feels better soon.

sammylou1 Mon 04-Dec-17 07:55:51

We found the aspirator quite good, but my girls HATE it. It honestly sounds like we're chopping off a limb when we're doing it. I haven't tried 'mother's kiss' but this apparently works brilliantly. You blow in to their mouths and it come out heir nose.

Raise the head of the cot. We place a couple of books under the legs.

Humidifier (with vapour drops in if you have them)

Snuffle babe on chest (not sure what age you can use it from so best check), and feet if coughing.

Saline drops


user1493413286 Mon 04-Dec-17 07:56:27

Calpol plug in was great

angelopal Mon 04-Dec-17 07:58:35

Agree with the steam from the shower. Shut the door and window then keep the shower running for about 20 mins. Change clothes after as you will both be damp.

MustBeThursday Mon 04-Dec-17 08:01:31

Humidifiers are great. I've used ours (bought for baby) just for me at times

chanlou101 Mon 04-Dec-17 19:58:12

Have you tried the plug ins there meant to be really good it clears the nose my little one keeps getting colds can't get rid of it

tiredmumsclub88 Wed 06-Dec-17 02:34:43

Amazing- thanks for all the posts ☺️ Tried snufflenabe ,
Calpol plug in and shower- all worked wonders . Thanks again ❤️

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