How to Handle an Infant's Cold

When they say the baby just has a cold there are certain things you can do to make your baby more comfortable babies can't take old medicine or decongestant but they can have a few simple things to make them breathe more easily. Number one is saline simple baby nasal saline will help relieve the nasal passage. The parents can equeeze the saline up each nostril and use an aspirator to help relieve the mucus. Going into a stream shower several times a day will also help relieve the congestion. It can be a steam shower or a simple shower with the hot water turned on very hot and standing beside it. Several times a day will really help with the congestion. Adding a humidifier to the baby's room will also help. There are also vaporizers that have a menthol scent that helps babies breathe as will. Babies also may require a little bit more feedings when they're sick simply because they don't feel well. So when the baby has a cold doing things like saline, stream shower, humidifier, and sleeping upright can really help them fell better. The key is to make them feel as comfortable as they can until the cold passes and that may mean extra cuddies, extra pacifier, and extra feedings. If it doesn't resolve is self or it gets worse you need to talk to your doctor and have them seen immediately. 

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