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sick baby

My 2 month old is sick with a cold and has been coughing so bad that he would gag himself and sit up stuff, i went to the doctors but then didnt give him anything or do anything for him. Is there anything I can do to help him? He has a hard time sleeping to enlese someone is holding him and if we try to lay him down he wakes up. Is there anything i can do to keep him from waking up??

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1stimemommy1742

Asked by 1stimemommy1742 at 2:34 PM on Mar. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Try a warm bath at night with mentholated soap too pen his chest and let him breath a little better at night.
    Quintensmom

    Answer by Quintensmom at 2:36 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • 3 things you can do: irrigate his nostrils with saline drops or spray (you can suction it out or not, it's not necessary and most babies hate it); get a humidifier and run it where he sleeps; and let him sleep in his carseat if he can breathe better that way.
    EmilySusan

    Answer by EmilySusan at 2:36 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • When Munch went through this the Doctor told us to have him sleep in his carseat so that he was in semi upright position to help with drainage. Also invest in a humidifer it will help moisten the nasal passages. I think saline spray in the nose if ok too. That really helped clear things out.

    But the thing that worked the best was simply keeping him in a semi upright position as much as possible instead of on his back. This lets the phlegm drain more effiecently.
    FuzNet

    Answer by FuzNet at 2:40 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • what can i do about his bad cough?
    1stimemommy1742

    Answer by 1stimemommy1742 at 2:51 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Nothing, but getting rid of the phlegm should help that. No cough meds for babies!
    EmilySusan

    Answer by EmilySusan at 2:54 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • i was told that when u take a hot shower ur baby in ther car seat in the bathroomit helps. is that ture?
    1stimemommy1742

    Answer by 1stimemommy1742 at 3:05 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • It is nerve racking but there is nothing you can do about the cough but drain the phelgm. Believe it or not the cough is a good thing. That is what is moving the phelgm out.
    FuzNet

    Answer by FuzNet at 7:11 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Yes you can put your baby in the bathroom while you shower. It works well to losten them up. Did the doctor check your babies ears? When my son got sick and would cry every time I laid him down he had an ear infection. Do the saliene drops and a humidifer, and thats about all you can do.
    ashtonjames

    Answer by ashtonjames at 10:28 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • he crys everytime we lay him on his back but the doctor didnt say anything. i fell like i got a bad doctor
    1stimemommy1742

    Answer by 1stimemommy1742 at 7:38 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

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