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New Mom Needs help : ) Hi Everyone I have a 14 month old with a runny nose a bit stuffed up and a little sneeze should I give him a bottle tonight?? Or would it make more flem.........Thank you everyone

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:52 PM on Oct. 27, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • go ahead and give him the bottle I would just make sure your child is proped up and not laying down.

    Answer by Married2theBest at 8:53 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I think a bottle of milk would be OK, but if you give him a bottle at bedtime, plain water would be better. You want him to drink fluids when he has a cold to keep mucus lose.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Yes feed him a bottle. Just let him sleep in a bouncy seat or something he is not laying down flat in. Also use a nasal aspirator to clean out his nose this works for my son. Maybe also try a vicks vaporizer.

    Answer by myangel21 at 9:00 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Prop and feed. have him sit up a little after the feeding. I was always told to never skip a feeding unless they are vomiting. Also you can try a cool air humidifier or like she said above some baby vicks.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:12 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Give him clear liquids after the bottle. It will help reduce the phlegm. You can also prop a pillow underneath the mattress and use a humidifier. Saline drops will also help with a congested nose.

    Answer by FertMert at 11:00 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I would stick with water until the nasal stuff is cleared. Staying away from milk clears mucus so much faster in my opinion.

    Answer by vsrillo at 2:24 AM on Oct. 28, 2008

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