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my baby is congested what can i do

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Asked by carsonanbradley at 7:11 PM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • keep a humidifier around, especially when your baby is sleeping. and use the aspirator, the lil nose booger sucker. it works wonders. other then that there is not much you can do, but if you keep the humidifier going that will help to break it up

    Answer by Amanduhpanda at 7:12 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Try a warm bath and my dr recommended having my baby sleep in her carseat when she was congested. She said they feel better/sleep better when their head is elevated. Also try what mom #1 said

    Answer by jhj4ever at 7:16 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Elevate the head of her bed (or put her in a swing, carseat, etc)

    Take her in the bathroom with you when you take a shower...the steam will break it up for her. Try suctioning her out while it's all broken up, too.

    Saline nose drops at diaper changes....use the drops, change the diaper and suction if you can see snot. Only if you can see stuff as suctioning too much can cause the nasal passages to become inflamed.

    Keep a vaporizer (steam or cool mist) running in her room. (steam works better for some, cool mist better for others)

    Tylenol for discomfort.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:32 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • we got one of those plug in thingys called gentle vapors or something like that we use it in everyones room now when any of us get stuppy.

    Answer by HisServant4ever at 8:08 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Elevate one side of her crib so the drainage does not collect in one place.

    Use the bulb thing to clean out their nose.

    Answer by ap9902 at 8:09 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • humidifier, saline drops/nasal aspirator, warm bath...and see if the baby chest rub (target, walmart, etc.) can be used on a baby as young as yours--it really seems to help mine. good luck!

    Answer by tstep972 at 11:05 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

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