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    Default Little one has his first cold

    12 month old who's been sleeping light lately has developed a full on cold.
    Full of snot, diahorrea, temp spikes, sneezing, the works. Have had him assessed and regular doses of Panadol has been the recommendation.

    He's had this the past four days. How long is this expected to go on?

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    They generally say you have a cold for 7 - 10 days.

    Do you have a vaporisor? T
    hey worked with my kids to help them breathe especially at night.
    Or vicks on their chest / under there nose to help.

    Sorry not really what you wanted to hear.

    Try to sleep when he sleeps to catch up on some rest.


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    Thanks for your response.
    As he's under 2 can't use Vicks and vaporiser not recommended.
    Have been definitely sleeping when he has.
    Hit him hard this past week, particularly the temp spikes but noticing today that he's less phlegmy and is on the mend. I'm now fighting symptoms so into the garlic etc. and keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get it as hard as he did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caviar View Post
    As he's under 2 can't use Vicks and vaporiser not recommended.
    There is a baby version of Vicks that should be okay for him

    Usually when DD is sick the worst of it lasts anywhere from 2-4 days then she seems to turn a corner (though she stays snotty and coughing for ages!). Hopefully you and your LO are feeling better soon.

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    Try the Vicks Baby balsam or Euky Bear Rub. Both safe and designed for little ones. Why is a vaporiser not recommended? Another suggestion which I swear by is rub some of said Vicks on the soles of the feet and pop some socks on. My FIL told me this for myself years ago and for some reason for us it just works. Also when DD was in a cot and got sick of prop the top end of her cot up with phone books or bricks. Just one house brick or yellow pages per leg. Being slightly elevated helps the congestion.

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    Oh! I was thinking of the usual Vicks. I didn't know there was a baby version. Thank you so much. I'll definitely give the feet thing a go and I was wondering about elevation too as he does have trouble in the night with breathing. DH has been picking him up and patting his back to help him deal with it.

    As for the vaporiser, doctor said not recommended but if you all are finding success with them then I'll look around for one.

    I admit the murder/suicide incident in Brisbane has made me feel lousier than what I probably would. Oncoming cold + intense emotions = not ideal.

    Thanks for the responses. I appreciate it.

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    I've used a vaporiser for DD everytime she was sick. If you don't want to buy one you can sometimes hire them from pharmacies or jut run the shower with hot water and sit in the b/room with bub so they can breathe in the steam.

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    Vicks Baby is great (and smells mmmm!). Also there's a product by Fess that is a nasal spray (no drugs in it, it's sterile saline only) plus a little sucky thing to drain their little noses so they can feed properly. They are really good.

    Or you could be a primitive mumma like me and just suck his nose clear but that may not be for everyone. Worked way better than the Fess thing for me though


 

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