Babies with colds/ sore throat

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  1. MummyEdgar

    MummyEdgar Well-Known Member

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    All hints , tips and advice needed please! What can I do to make my lil man feel better?

    He seems to have a sore throat and has gone from feeding during the day every 2.5 hrs and night 4/5 hours to 2 hourly day and night !

    So all and any advice will be greatly appreciated - what did you do when your lil one had a cold/ sore throat?

    The kick in the ass is that I have it too!!!

    Help x
     
  2. Jbeanie

    Jbeanie Well-Known Member

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    My little girl had a sore throat when she was about 11 weeks, so much so that we ended up at the ooh doctor at the hospital. All I can suggest is calpol, feed them as and when they'll take it and rude it out. After about a week, our little girls feeding improved so much and has continued since.

    As for when she's had a cold, we've found the calpol plug in vapouriser to be really good.

    Jill x
     
  3. nicky1987

    nicky1987 Well-Known Member

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    I need help with this too - poor Jasmine and William! x
     
  4. MummyEdgar

    MummyEdgar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jill- didnt know about calpol varpouriser? Will be searching morrisons for one of those !
     
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    We have been using the calpol vaporizer- it has been really good for Molly, who has been horribly congested. A friend suggested popping her up in the breastfeeding pillow, to get her airways open a bit? Haven't tried this myself, as she struggles around, and would end up slumped down too much, but imagine it may be a good idea if she was a bit bigger. I have been taking her into the bathroom with me when I shower every morning as well, getting it really steamy. It is only temporary relief, but it really works for a short time. :)
     
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    Would the plugins be ok for a nearly 11 week old?
     
  7. fresh

    fresh Well-Known Member

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    you can get baby olbas oil, put in hot water and leave in room as a decongestant, raise cot a few inches on the head side too, and get the bogies the minute you see them
     
  8. Leah04x

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    The boots electric vaporiser is good.. Also feed him as and when he wants it, pop a pillow under the head end of the cot mattress, calpol/baby nurofen. I've heard some ladies put snufflebabe on the bottoms of their babies feet - not quite sure how it works but apparently it works wonders!

    Xx
     

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