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    Default 5 month old with cough

    My almost 5 month old has a cough (flem cough). He seems happy and is feeding well, however it is disturbing his sleep.
    Is there anything I can do / use?
    Do you think a vaporiser will help?

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    I swear by my vaporizer. I have a Vicks one and just use a small amount of Vicks liquid (can't remember what it's called) with water. One thing I will say is make sure you air the room out during the day or wipe down the walls etc after use as I didn't and ended up with mould on the ceiling. I also would rub baby balsam on his chest at night and also on bottom of his feet covered with socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happymum2 View Post
    I swear by my vaporizer. I have a Vicks one and just use a small amount of Vicks liquid (can't remember what it's called) with water. One thing I will say is make sure you air the room out during the day or wipe down the walls etc after use as I didn't and ended up with mould on the ceiling. I also would rub baby balsam on his chest at night and also on bottom of his feet covered with socks.

    Hope this helps
    This^^^

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    Thanks all. I used to use the vaporiser for ds1 but I wasnt sure if the recommendations have changed. Dh just turned it on now for him.

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    And be careful using it!!! DD has had a bad cough, I started using the Vicks humidifier in the room and two nights ago, the room had so much "vapor" it was dripping down the walls - and some of the moisture got to an electrical plug board, shorted it and we blew a fuse at 4am! My husbands an electrician and I got a long lecture about how dangerous that could have been, we're lucky it was just a blown fuse. Maybe be extra diligent about where in the room u place the humidifier.


 

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