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MY BABY IS SICK!

SHE'S 5 MTHS.OLD AND HAS A RUNNY NOSE,A LITTLE BIT OF A COUGH AND SHE JUST WON'T STOP WHINING. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT WILL HELP COMFORT HER BESIDES ME LOVING ON HER ALL DAY LONG? I FEEL SO BAD FOR HER!

 
pinkclover

Asked by pinkclover at 10:01 AM on Nov. 7, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I JUST GAVE HER A BATH AND PUT A LITTLE VAPORUB ON HER FEET UNDER HER SOCKS AND LAYED HER DOWN. SHE WENT RIGHT TO SLEEP. I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG SHE'LL STAY THAT WAY THOUGH! THANKS LADIES! LET ME KNOW IF YOU THINK OF ANY HOME REMEDIES.
    pinkclover

    Answer by pinkclover at 10:36 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • Humidifier,,Vic's vapor rub. See if she  has a fever.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 10:05 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • you could put some vapor rub on her clothes, run a humidifier, take her into the shower/tub with you. aww poor baby and mama! feel better soon!
    KnoxvilleDoula

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 10:05 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • there is also a vapor bathe soap for babies in the baby isle at like walmart. it helped my son and the bathe did too.
    Quintensmom

    Answer by Quintensmom at 10:08 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • You can stand in the bathroom with her with the shower running on hot. The steam helps. Also use saline nasal drops and then a nasal aspirator (snot sucker thing) The saline will help break up the congestion and then you can suck it out. Babies HATE it but it really does make them feel better.

    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:18 AM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • To help her get well, make sure her head and feet are kept from getting chilled - use wool because acrylic and other synthetics they use in clothes and blankets only LOOK warm, they don't actually preserve the baby's warmth. Also, use a wool diaper cover to keep that central area of her body from getting chilled. If her body doesn't have to waste energy warming her head or her body, then it can focus on beating the cold. ... Keeping her warm is a good idea ALL the time, until she's 5 years old at least. Warmth plus healthy food plus enough sleep equals less illness. ( LOL - there really IS a reason we call it catching a COLD. !! )
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 12:19 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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