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    Default My baby has a cold

    ...and he's miserable! How can i help him? He's 6 months old, and has had snuffles, sneezes and a little cough. He woke up heaps last night. He doesn't have a fever, and drinking and eating ok. We have tried baby Vicks, Fess ( which he hated) and propping up the end of his cot. We've tried Panadol too, but doesn't help much.. He's so sad! Any suggestions?

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    I bought a Ta'av humidifier from Chemist Warehouse, and the menthol vapour to go with it. Either it's an excellent placebo, or it works really well. I tend to lean towards it working really well since babies don't understand placebos!

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    Euky bear rub. Which is baby/ kids vicks. Works a treat..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    I bought a Ta'av humidifier from Chemist Warehouse, and the menthol vapour to go with it. Either it's an excellent placebo, or it works really well. I tend to lean towards it working really well since babies don't understand placebos!
    I second this. We have one too and it helps us all when we've got colds. I also use the Brauer's Baby & Child Chest Rub. It's not greasy and smells lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    I bought a Ta'av humidifier from Chemist Warehouse, and the menthol vapour to go with it. Either it's an excellent placebo, or it works really well. I tend to lean towards it working really well since babies don't understand placebos!
    I have used it with all 3 boys. It is brilliant. I also always use the fess little noses to keep the nose clear whenever bubs has had a cold

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    Thanks for your replies, everyone. We had another rough night last night.

    Those of you who have used the humidifier / vaporiser, did you have any problems with condensation in the room or anything like that? Was the smell really strong? We still have baby in our room.

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    In my old house (we think built in the 70s) we had a problem with condensation. I would have to open the windows right up and leave them open all day even through winter to dry the room out. Also if memory serves it was with a different humidifier.
    We now live in a just over 3 year old house and no problem whatsoever.

    The Ta'av one, with the Ta'av menthol I find lasts 6 hours with a strong menthol type smell. Then the vapour basically becomes steam. The rooms can smell a little bit musty in the morning, so I might crack a window slightly and then have it closed by lunch time.

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    I haven't had any issue with condensation and I will use it several nights in a row. It tells you that you can put a minimum to a maximum amount of liquid in the water to how you prefer the strength. I've actually pulled it out today to use tonight as DD has a runny nose, watery eyes and had a high temp. I'll come back with a pic.

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    Default My baby has a cold

    This is the one I have -

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    This is the liquid instructions -

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    I find 6ml into the machine with water up to the full line is strong enough for us.

    I put it on an hour before DD goes to bed to prep the room.

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