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What can I do to help my congested 2 year old?

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She is just absolutely miserable right now. Her little chest sounds horrible. Her nose has been pouring non-stop. Obviously I can't give her any over the counter stuff since she is so young. Shes sleeping now but I think if she wakes up I will try to run some really hot water in the shower & let the bathroom steam up.

Any other ideas on anything I can do to help her?

by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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NyiaBaby216
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 2:24 AM
Saline drops & baby Vicks.
I actually got dissolvable tablets from hylands....they're for ages 2+ and they're amazing. Its called sniffles 'n sneezes 4 kids ;)
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WesternNYmom
by Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 4:04 AM

I found Vic's Vapor rub helped my kids get some relief from chest congestion. You could also try placing a humidifier in your child's room over night to help with the nasal congestion.  Good luck.

Myounger85
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 8:02 AM

I have always used the children's Vicks-Vapo-Rub on the bottom of my babies feet with a pair of socks. Also Kleenex are horrible for there noses, just causes them to get raw, I use those wonderful BOOGIE WIPES, they are in the children's medicine section of any pharmacy in a green package. Those two things have always worked wonders and my mom who is a Ped's Dr. even said that that's the best things for them at that age where you can't give them anything.

delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Vicks makes a vapor cream for babies or a Vick's vaporizer where you add the Vick's liquid to water and it puts a mist in the air.

splatz
by Sarah on Jan. 23, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Breast milk has so many natural healing properties. Its an amazing thing!

Quoting barneysaid:

Quoting GoldenLinds:

Warm fluids are good. Wish I could help more but when my son is like that I put breast milk in his nose and it clears out the mucous and helps seal the membranes so he doesn't get as snotty at night. I also sleep on the couch so I can sit and he can stay propped and conected all night. Its the only way we sleep at all.



Breast milk?? Really? Never heard of doing that. Interesting.
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splatz
by Sarah on Jan. 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM
I bet she would love green tea. Warm or cold? I'm assuming probably warm would help more.

Quoting opinionatedmom:

 vicks and socks on her feet. also a humidifier.  and them dang nasal syringes that they absolutely hate. green tea.

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splatz
by Sarah on Jan. 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM
I use cloth wipes for pretty much everything. With a little warm water they are really easy on the skin. I've always wondered about boogie wipes though.

Quoting Myounger85:

I have always used the children's Vicks-Vapo-Rub on the bottom of my babies feet with a pair of socks. Also Kleenex are horrible for there noses, just causes them to get raw, I use those wonderful BOOGIE WIPES, they are in the children's medicine section of any pharmacy in a green package. Those two things have always worked wonders and my mom who is a Ped's Dr. even said that that's the best things for them at that age where you can't give them anything.

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splatz
by Sarah on Jan. 23, 2013 at 10:32 AM
I never realized it takes away congestion. Good to know!

Quoting jonaners:

Baby benadril works takes away congestion and helps her sleep at night

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opinionatedmom
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM

 either but if you want her to go to sleep warm

Quoting splatz:

I bet she would love green tea. Warm or cold? I'm assuming probably warm would help more.

Quoting opinionatedmom:

 vicks and socks on her feet. also a humidifier.  and them dang nasal syringes that they absolutely hate. green tea.

 

MusherMaggie
by Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:27 PM
Bulb suction for her nose. Breastmilk or saline drops in her nose when you get it suctioned out. Bucks ointment under her nose, on her chest one on the bottoms of her feet. Get her to drink as much as she can, but not cow's milk. If her chest is that bad, though, she really should be seen by the doctor. She may need nebulizer treatments.
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