colds

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  1. Tara & Liam

    Tara & Liam Well-Known Member

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    Liam has got a nasty cold and is quite snuffly, any advice
     
  2. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

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    Yes Rubie has it too. Put a folded blanket or towel under the matress at the head end so they aren't completely flat. Put him in a steamy room for a bit, ie the bathroom with the tap running. This helped Rubie a lot. I also picked her nose with a cotton bud (gently) but I wasn't advised by HV, just thought it needed doing lol
     
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    if he gets really bad the docs will give you saline solution (sp?)

    that clears there nose so they can breathe better
     
  4. Kim

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    I was told I couldn't have it :(
     
  5. Layla

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    aww how come?

    its not very nice mind, you have to put the drops up there noses, poor babys panick for a bit but then it does clear there noses out.
     
  6. Kim

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    I asked the HV and she said the doctor will not prescribe for a cold cos they want the baby to build up their immune system and I said what about something to clear her nose and she said there isn't anything he will prescribe so not worth bothering... :? I knew I had heard of those drops but wasn't sure if I dreamed it so didn't say anything lol
     
  7. Layla

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    oo maybe they dont do it anymore then, i had them for Ethan but thats going back 7 years lol

    Coby is bunged up too, i have just been doing all the things you said, wet towels on warm rads, not laying him flat etc.
     
  8. Tara & Liam

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    cheers for replying. liam just seems to want to be held, poor thing. hard to do when you have a 3 year old at your ankles. lol. jon is off to football this evening so it will just be me joshua and liam for a couple of hours, should be fun, with both boys with colds.

    i have been told that in some cultures they suck the boogies out of their babies noses but i just cant face doing that, urgh. my sil said about a device that you put up their nose, squeeze it and then it sucks the snot (sorry) out of their noses, a bit like a pipette or dropper. anyone heard of this. apparently you can buy it from a chemist
     
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    LOL my oh used to suck snot with his other 3, it turns my stomach to think of it :x
     
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    :shock: :shock: :shock: *pukes*

    LOL
     
  11. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    lol yuk!!! :)
     
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    LOL my reaction entirely :lol:
     
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    stephlw25 Well-Known Member

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    Ive seen these in tesco extra...they look like a tiny hoover!!!! lol hoover up them boogies!!!
     
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    ive not heard of them before, i will have to have a look, sounds good!
     
  15. Tara & Liam

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    i am going to tescos tomorrow so i will have a look. i think it is the type of thing that sounds like a good idea but how many of us would actually ever use it!!!!

    i forgot how hard babies were. it is even harder this time as joshua is only 3. i dont envy sarah who has a baby of four months and is pregnant with twins. i thought it was hard when i had joshua and kieran was 7, but that was nothing compared to this.
     
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    Dylan has a cold and i got him so Karvol drops its really helped him and i also brought a nasal decongester to help clear his nose its really good 2!
     
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    You can find one in boots. I had a white one but personnaly found it totally useless, did not suck anything at all :(

    Thomas has had his cold for 6 weeks now, it will never go !!!! lol
     
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    You can also get them in boots hun, you squeeze it, put it in the nostril and release it and it suck it up lol
     
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    *saulino* Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    I have obe ofthose things its like the device docs use when your baby first comes out to suck out the mucus ect.
    It works good i hear.. havent had to use mine yet.
    Katrina
     

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