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What can you do for infant coughs?

I have triplets who are 6 months,and they have a miserable cough/congestion the last few days.All their dr. has said in past is the humidifier and saline.Does anyone else have any remidies?It is keeping them from sleeping also.Thanks

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Asked by MomOfTriplets08 at 10:49 PM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • what kinda heat do u all have? if it is heat that blows out of a vent u might want to close off the vent in there room, that can cause a baby to caugh badly...

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • i would elevate their crib mattress or let them sleep in a swing or car seat to elleviate the congestion.

    Answer by sahm2shaina at 10:56 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • baby vicks rub, my son who is five months just got over a cold and it was great, also like your dr said saline and a humidfier, oh and steam baths are great also

    Answer by hautemama83 at 11:00 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • VICKS!!! It makes everything better! Put Vicks on their chests, run a humidifier and raise the crib mattresses. I swear Vicks cures everything! Hope your babies get to feeling better soon. :)

    Answer by MNMom247365 at 11:20 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Vick's and steam (sit in the steamy shower/bathroom). If the cough worsens over the next day I would take the child back in to the ped and see if he wouldn't rec a nebulizer for the chest congestion.

    Answer by gwood at 11:21 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • plug in gentle vapors in the room or nearby in another room, elevate the crib mattress and well i used tylenol to help with fever when ella had her cold and cough

    Answer by HisServant4ever at 12:11 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Don't laugh, put the vicks on their FEET and cover them with socks. Not sure why it helps but give it a whirl!

    Answer by ConnorsMommy521 at 12:31 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

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