Any advice for stinky colds...

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  1. amzhunny

    amzhunny Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies,

    Amber has a really bad cold so much so she wakes in the morning and she has snot everywhere on her face!

    I am putting that vapour rub on her chest to make sure it doesnt develop into a cough also but is there anything else i can do, feel helpless she is crying loads and finding it very hard to settle during the night - i am knakered! :sleep:

    any replies are appreciated x
     
  2. emma28

    emma28 Well-Known Member

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    :wave:

    I was told not to use vapour rub when they are little...

    You could try putting a pillow under the matress so her head is elevated, also being in a steamy room help loosen stuff a bit.

    It's horrible when you can't just fix them isn't it? :hug:
     
  3. amzhunny

    amzhunny Well-Known Member

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    hmmm, it says 3 month plus on the box...
     
  4. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    You can also use a vicks plug-in.

    I find either putting a really wet towel over the radiator or taking a kettle into the room and boiling it a few times to make the air moist really helps to unclog the snot, along with raising the mattress with a pillow as someone said. :)
     
  5. fran_23

    fran_23 Well-Known Member

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    Haydens got a horrible cold too bless them, its heartbreaking!
    i'm using a karvol plug in plus i put a few drops of karvol on
    his bed sheet, erm i have also put vapour rub on his back and front
    as hes really chesty.
    i've been using medised as it has a decongestant and helps
    dry up the snotty nose, he sleeps a lot better with that as his nose
    isnt all snuffly.
    hope Amber gets better soon x
     
  6. Gemma & Jake

    Gemma & Jake Well-Known Member

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    Vapour rub and Medised work well.
     
  7. MissThing

    MissThing Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried Calpol? Calpol during the day and Calpol Night in the evening before going to sleep. :hug: Hope Amber gets better soon!
     
  8. KJ

    KJ Well-Known Member

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    I used Karvol when Asher had a cold. Just 2 drops on the hood of his moses basket each side to help him breathe.

    It can be used from 3 months upwards. I don't actually put it on him though, as he'd surely manage to eat some of it!!

    K.xx
     
  9. amzhunny

    amzhunny Well-Known Member

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    what is medised? never heard or seen it or am i being dumb?
     
  10. babyroo

    babyroo Well-Known Member

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    I highly recommend olbas oil children, jess had a cold just before christmas we put drops on a tissue (tells you how many on back of box) and put it right at the top of the cot out of reach and it really helped her, she was still her smiley self. You can't put it on their body though. Hope this helps. :hug:
     

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