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How can I reduce conjestion in my 5 month old? we aleady use the humidifier, she wakes several times at night and needs to be held upright to allow drainage. what should we do?

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Asked by reggiboo at 6:30 PM on Feb. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • have u tried vicks vapor rub, they have it for infants too

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:32 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Saline nasal spray to thin out the mucous. Then a bulb syringe to suck some of it out.

    Answer by phantomphan at 6:33 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Prop her mattress of have her sleep in a bouncy seat.
    To prop her mattress put a pillow under the mattress and it will help things drain.
    You can also use saline drops and then a bulb syringe to clean things out before bed.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:34 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • About two hours before bedtime, take your baby to the bathroom and run the shower nice and hot. Let your child sit in the bathroom and breathe the steam (don't put her in the water). It helps if you have her in a semi upright position during and afterwards so the mucus can drain. GL

    Answer by FuzNet at 6:35 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • If you're breastfeeding a few drops of breastmilk in the nose will also help.

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:45 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • little noses (saline solution) is a good product we used. our son was probably a little older. you may want to ask a nurse or doctor.... and I would definately check with your doctor before using vaporub, I don't think that's a good choice for a baby.

    Answer by c_lotte1107 at 7:04 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • At that age - call the doctor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • I would call the doctor. My pedi always says if their sleep and/or feeding gets off to come in, especially when they are that little.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Feb. 11, 2010

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