Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

my daughter is sick

she has a runnyy nose and a cough and idk what i can give her that i dont have to get from a doctor she is 1

Answer Question
 
babyy_blue_eyes

Asked by babyy_blue_eyes at 12:36 PM on Nov. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 9 (318 Credits)
Answers (7)
  • Poor baby, there are a lot of over the counter remedies, but you should ask her pedi first.
    older

    Answer by older at 12:37 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • There's not too much recommended for young children. Try saline nose drops for the congestion and a cool mist humidifier. Use that blue bulb syringe to suck out the mucous. Feed her normally, but try to get her to drink more liquids.
    kjrn79

    Answer by kjrn79 at 12:39 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • can i give her like cold meds??
    babyy_blue_eyes

    Comment by babyy_blue_eyes (original poster) at 12:45 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • I wouldn't recommend it. My son is just getting over a cold and I used the humidifier and sucked out whatever snot I could. I also elevated one end of his bed so he slept in a more reclined position so his head wouldn't get so plugged up overnight.
    hootie826

    Answer by hootie826 at 12:51 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • It is not recommended to give cold meds under the age of 6 years old. Your best bet right now is to use the saline in her nose with a bulb syringe to clear it, elevate the bed if need be, and use a humidifier at night. If you are nursing then breastmilk instead of the saline up the nose is great as well as making sure she nurses as much as possible. if she runs a fever over 101 then a little tylenol or motrin to bring that down.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 1:23 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • humidify, humidify, humidify. :)
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 7:28 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Takiing her in the bathroom while you shower helps to loose the congestion then suction her. There are saline drops that help and kids vapor rub .
    karing4elmas

    Answer by karing4elmas at 1:40 AM on Nov. 2, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN