Home Remedies for Baby’s Cold (what the doc prescribed)

Little Dude caught a cold. Bummer!

Here is what the doctor said to do:

baby saline every few hours (especially 20 minutes before feeding him during the day); it becomes difficult to eat when the nasal cavities are all blocked up, so this helps

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don’t aspirate too often, it can cause bloody noses and problems

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Make a Steam Room: fill up the bathtub with HOT water and hang out in the bathroom with the baby 2-3 times a day, 20 minutes at a time. Obviously you don’t sit in the water (or put the baby in the hot water); we did storytime in the “steam room” the last two nights; I put some lavender essential oil in the bath water to help him relax¬†(heck, it helped mommy & daddy relaxed, too)
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adjust sleeping position: I lifted up Little Dude’s mattress and placed a folded blanket under the head of his bed. When I put the mattress back down, it was at a slight angle. This will help the drainage while he’s sleeping.
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humidifier: dry air is bad for this type of cold bug; I also put some lavender essential oil in the water to help him sleep
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What do you do to help your baby feel better when he/she has a cold?

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