DS just turned 11 mo on Sunday. He started with a cough last night, and now has a runny nose. No fever.
I told the nanny to set up the humidifier, keep him with the sippy cup with water and some diluted chamomile tea with him all day, and to use the bulb syringe on his nose if he gets too stuffy.
I am hoping he gets in a couple of naps today, but he has recently entered the "I don't wanna sleep" stage, so I can't count on that.
I will get chicken soup on my way home from work.
What am I missing??? I know I may sound a little silly here, but this is his first cold and as my first child, I am not exactly sure what to do here....
@sunnymomma - I just called DH to pick up baby vicks, but do they make baby cold meds?
@squish - I didn't know that about them lasting longer either. That really sucks.
DS2 has been coughing since Friday night...slept awful on sunday night, so last night I finally decided to try a pillow under one end of his mattress to help with drainage and he slept wonderful!!! I also tried to do that when he was younger, but like @beachmommy said...he was all over the bed so I ended up taking it out. He is a much calmer sleeper now! He still moves around, but not like when he was younger!
@liquidpeppermint - we are using the menthol plug in at night instead of the chest rub. Then when I get him up in the morning he gets a little chest rub.
I have been giving him saline drops, but my nanny & DH are convinced that the saline drops will cause the snot to drip down the back of his throat and cause a bigger chest cold problem, so I am the only one giving them to him.
This morning he sounds much better, and he is still very playful, so hopefully we are near the end of this crap!
Rosamundi said:The gogurt sticks are great in the freezer, my kids eat them like popsicles (with a paper towel wrapped around the frozen yogurt so their hands don't get cold). Good luck! Sick little ones are NO FUN!
The gogurt sticks are great in the freezer, my kids eat them like popsicles (with a paper towel wrapped around the frozen yogurt so their hands don't get cold). Good luck! Sick little ones are NO FUN!