My baby is 5 months old and has had a cough and cold off and on for almost a month now. I thought that breast feeding would prevent this! My pediatritian refuses to prescribe anything and recommends saline drops and a humidifer (which isn't helping). Does anyone have any home remedies? I'm open to suggestions.
Answer by Krysta622 at 10:11 AM on Nov. 30, 2008
When I put mine to sleep I used to put them in their bouncy seat and then put that in the crib so they slept upright. I also used Vick's vapo-bath in the bath before bed and that seemed to help. That is about all you can do if they won't prescribe anything. With one of my girls, she was only seeming to cough at night or when she laid down...turns out she had asthma (found that out at 9 mos from a doc that was not our normal doc). It is not good to give a baby breathing treatments unless it is really really needed, the meds can be more harmful. But for both of them, sleeping upright was the best thing.
Answer by Boofer at 9:28 AM on Nov. 30, 2008
Answer by gemgem at 9:42 AM on Nov. 30, 2008
Answer by chuggerboysmom at 11:09 AM on Nov. 30, 2008
Answer by Krysta622 at 11:11 AM on Nov. 30, 2008
Answer by Proverbs_31 at 12:00 PM on Nov. 30, 2008