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colds

My 10 month 24 lbs baby has a cold, is there something i can give him? Help?

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rlmaye

Asked by rlmaye at 3:34 PM on Apr. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Cold medicines are off-limits this young. If you are breastfeeding, breastmilk in the nose is a great decongestant. Otherwise, a humidifier in the room. You CAN use an external like vapo-rub. Just nothing INSIDE.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:45 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • My twins just got over a cold. They are 8 months old. I just cranked up the humidifer and had to spend extra time holding them. Hope your baby gets well soon!
    bjane01

    Answer by bjane01 at 7:40 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • at this young age natural remedies is all you can do. cool mist humidifier in the baby's room 9or steam the bathroom with a hot shower), bulb syringe or saline drops to clear the mucous. Dont offer any over the counter medicine.
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 7:49 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

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