My daughter caught her first cold this weekend (she got it from me!). She is 3 months old and I called her doctor and they told me the only options for babies that young are baby tylenol, saline drops for her nose, and constantly sucking the snot out with the nose aspirator. She also said that steaming up the bathroom and sitting in there with her might help.
So far, the congestion is only in her nose, not her chest. She doesn't have a cough, but she coughs when I use the nose squeegy (thats what I call it anyway! lol) I have to suction the stuff out but she absolutely hates it and cries the entire time that I do it. Not just normal cries either, blood curdling screams!!
So...I have two questions? Can you use the nose aspirator too much? Is there anything I can do to help her get through it each time? It breaks my heart because it makes me think I am hurting her!
Any help would be appreciated.