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    Default Baby with a cold - help please!

    DD is nearly 8 months. She has a yucky cold, running nose -slightly yellow, irritating cough and generally a little bit miserable. She's eating and drinking ok.

    What do you do when your bub has a cold? All tips and tricks welcome

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    Keep the fluids up, breastfeed on demand (if you are breastfeeding?), vicks on feet under wondersuit at sleep times, maybe probiotics in solids?

    Hope she is better soon. Sick babies are the worst!

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    Baby Vicks
    Fess little noses saline spray
    Vaporiser
    A couple of drops of essential oil on sheets/mattress/blankies
    Panadol
    Sitting/sleeping with head elevated
    Lots of boob (if breast feeding)
    Caffeine and chocolate for mum

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    Nose Frida nose sucker. Hands down one of the best baby purchases we made. About $15 and it sucks all the snot out so they can breathe again (for a while). We had tried a nasal aspirator (a bulb one and electric) and found them quite useless but the nose Frida was amazing when bub had a cold.
    I use flo baby nasal spray as the nozzle will spray even when they're laying down.
    Lots of cuddles, Panadol and a warm steamy shower together too.
    All the best, nothing worse than a sick bub 😔

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    Steam vapouriser with a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil is what works for us 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Nose Frida nose sucker. Hands down one of the best baby purchases we made. About $15 and it sucks all the snot out so they can breathe again (for a while). We had tried a nasal aspirator (a bulb one and electric) and found them quite useless but the nose Frida was amazing when bub had a cold.
    I use flo baby nasal spray as the nozzle will spray even when they're laying down.
    Lots of cuddles, Panadol and a warm steamy shower together too.
    All the best, nothing worse than a sick bub 😔
    Exactly this. Plus Mustala make a rub if you want something with less yuckies than Baby Vicks. Terry White carries the range.

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    Nasal drops. When I worked in remotes communities this was first line treatment and works instantly. They hate it but at least they can breath. We'd use normal saline butvuoi can get those drops from the chemist.

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    Default Baby with a cold - help please!

    Elevate the cot, euky bear rub on chest and back, lots of fluids and Panadol or nuerofen and saline drops if needed ☺️.

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    Thanks so much everyone. I gave her panadol before bed, warm face washer to try and clean her nose (will buy nose drops and frida nose today), rubbed a calming baby rub on her along with Vicks on her feet.

    She slept until 11 then had a bottle. Woke again about 1 and DH brought her into our bed, she sounded horrendous! So I got a steamy face washer to try and clear her nose. Cradled her in the nook of my arm all night to keep her elevated and she seems so much better!

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