+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    1,819
    Thanks
    2,282
    Thanked
    1,517
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    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?

  2. #2
    Mod-Nomsie's Avatar
    Mod-Nomsie is offline Administrator
    Winner 2009/10/11/12/13 - Most helpful Moderator
    Winner 2011 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Winner - Quickest 'Thanker' on the Hub
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    23,959
    Thanks
    7,214
    Thanked
    7,336
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 15/1/15
    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!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4,154
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked
    1,861
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Euky bear rub. Which is baby/ kids vicks. Works a treat..

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    1,630
    Thanks
    2,047
    Thanked
    806
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,665
    Thanks
    920
    Thanked
    1,192
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    1,819
    Thanks
    2,282
    Thanked
    1,517
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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.

  7. #7
    Mod-Nomsie's Avatar
    Mod-Nomsie is offline Administrator
    Winner 2009/10/11/12/13 - Most helpful Moderator
    Winner 2011 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Winner - Quickest 'Thanker' on the Hub
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    23,959
    Thanks
    7,214
    Thanked
    7,336
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 15/1/15
    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.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Mod-Nomsie For This Useful Post:

    JustJaq  (24-04-2015)

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    1,630
    Thanks
    2,047
    Thanked
    806
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    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.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    1,630
    Thanks
    2,047
    Thanked
    806
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default My baby has a cold

    This is the one I have -

    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1429855694.228383.jpg

    This is the liquid instructions -

    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1429855742.929264.jpg

    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.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Lauzy For This Useful Post:

    JustJaq  (24-04-2015)

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    1,819
    Thanks
    2,282
    Thanked
    1,517
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks everyone ☺


 

Similar Threads

  1. Sleeping bags and a cold baby
    By Pearlygirl in forum General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 19-01-2015, 13:11
  2. Bad cold and ttc
    By kim85 in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-11-2014, 10:51
  3. First Cold - Help!
    By bundun3 in forum Babies (7 - 12 months)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-07-2014, 20:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
ProSwimProSwim Rostrevor runs learn to swim classes for children and adults. Lessons are run during the Summer months ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
❤Joyous June/July TTC!❤Conception & Fertility General Chat
hospital based care versus shared carePregnancy & Birth General Chat
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #2pregnancy and babies through IVF
Join my pity partyGeneral Chat
Interviews in early pregnancyWorking Hubbers - Employed
Advice! BFP or BFN?Pregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
Later treatmentPregnancy & Birth General Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›