my 5 mo old DD is sick for the first time...im doing humidifier, vicks baby rub, nose drops and tylenol...any other suggestions or tips? i feel terrible that i cant help herAnswer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 AM on Feb. 10, 2009
Answer by LauraSladicka at 1:46 AM on Feb. 10, 2009
Don't use Vicks, there have been recent studies showing it is harmful, especially to little babies. Love love love her, breastfeed her often if you are nursing. use a bulb suctioner to get all the goobery gunk out of her nose to help her breathe. If you are nursing you can squirt a little breastmilk into her nose to help clear away some of the mucus if it is sticky. Either sleep with her to keep an eye on her or incline her crib mattress slightly so she can sit more upright and be able to clear out her nose with gravity. Sit in a bathroom with a hot shower going so the warm air clears her chest. And I have found that Motrin works better than tylenol.
Answer by sapient at 1:53 AM on Feb. 10, 2009