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I have a 7 month old and he is really stuffy at night. We give him saline, medicine the dr gave him, put a humidifer in the room, baby vicks rub on his chest and back and nothing seems to work. hes waking up every 2-3 hours not to be fed but because hes uncomfortable with being so stuffy. any solutions?

Sleeping problems at night

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Sford86

Asked by Sford86 at 9:47 AM on Apr. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • try and prop his head up. i bought one of those pads they sleep on with the things on the side so he can't roll and it is elevated for his head and that helped a little. also just make sure that his snot is clear if its green then he's sick and needs to go to the doctor
    pookie_jrs_mom

    Answer by pookie_jrs_mom at 9:58 AM on Apr. 11, 2009

  • We just had the same problem with our son. We also did everything you mentioned. One thing you didn't try is raising his head or the head of the crib. We finally took our son to the doctor though and he had an ear infection.
    Littlejem

    Answer by Littlejem at 9:59 AM on Apr. 11, 2009

  • i prop my daughter's head up or elivate her. i know doctors dont recommend this but i give my daughter theraflu to help with sneezing, stuffy nose, and her coughs. i only give her half of the .04mL and some vics vapor rub for baby and the bath vapor rub. i always suction her nose in the tub too because her nose runs the most in there. before bed is when i bathe her and suction her nose, put the vapor rub on, feed her, and she is out like a light...

    good luck
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Apr. 11, 2009

  • NO MORE VICKS!!!!! It can CAUSE breathing problems! Also Giving a baby Theraflu when they are that young is really bad for them. You can easily overdose with even a tiny amount! If you are that worried go to the doctor and be HONEST about what you have been trying at home. They will be glad to help you.
    monkeyberry

    Answer by monkeyberry at 10:26 AM on Apr. 11, 2009

  • vicks rocks!!!!! but it on there chest, back, lightly on throat. this will also take the akeyness away. The humid. works great too, prop her head up so baby can breath easier. also, give baby "SIMPLY STUFFY", its not too hard on the little ones and its cheap and it works wonders!!!poor baby hope it feels better soon
    jesussaves424

    Answer by jesussaves424 at 10:40 AM on Apr. 11, 2009

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