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What's the best method for treating a cough in an infant?

My 8 month old has a cough (it started with the 2 year old) and I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to give her some relief. My pedi recommended turning the shower on and sitting with her in the steamy bathroom. Just wondering what else might work.

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lvaughn26

Asked by lvaughn26 at 5:22 PM on Sep. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • what your ped said is great!
    you may want to get a humidifier before winter kicks in, that can help with colds.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 5:23 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • the stream shower is great! it worked for my daughter and the humidifier works too! good luck hope baby feels better soon!
    Caroline2010

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 5:34 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Another thing, if you can elevate one end of the crib so she isn't laying flat on her back, it helps them sleep a little better. Still not as good as when they aren't sick, but better.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:44 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

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