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Runny nose and sleeping

WHat do yall do for your babies when they cant breathe at night due to runny nose. I usually let them sleep on a pillow but this morning she was on the other side of her crib w/o the pillow!!!! Im worried she wont be able to breath at night suggestions?

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Tiffany_Rivera_

Asked by Tiffany_Rivera_ at 10:27 AM on Apr. 1, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old is she, have you tried a nasal aspirator to suck it out
    momoftaterbug

    Answer by momoftaterbug at 10:52 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • SHes almost ten months old. And yes but she gets rly upset!!! i know i should just do it becuz its helping even though its getting her mad but i dk what else to do
    Tiffany_Rivera_

    Comment by Tiffany_Rivera_ (original poster) at 10:56 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • This might sound a little funny... but have you tried letting her sleep in her infant car seat???? The car seat is elevated...so she will always be up right. My son.. had congestion problems and doctors recommended I keep him elevated...so the congestion does not go to his ears and start infection, PLUS it lets gravity take hold and drain his nostrils for the night. Simply Baby Saline Mist is what I recommend for "stuffy" noses...clears the nostrils (very safe and pediatrician recommended) I am not a big user of "cold and sinus" medication at this age. Some things will clear up naturally.. with no meds.

    kristinamalek

    Answer by kristinamalek at 12:48 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Yes i use the saline sprays and i have thought of that but idk how well she would sleep in there. But i will def try it thank you :)
    Tiffany_Rivera_

    Comment by Tiffany_Rivera_ (original poster) at 12:55 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Our daughter is almost 7 months old and we are dealing with the same thing this week. So far we have found relief by letting her sleep in her swing. We have two swings...she likes the portable one best. It seems to cradle her more. Have you tried elevating one side of her bed a little?
    BWIND

    Answer by BWIND at 10:52 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Nasal aspirator.
    JustCantWait88

    Answer by JustCantWait88 at 5:03 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • cool mist humidifer and suction nose before bed
    Lenore0708

    Answer by Lenore0708 at 9:50 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

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