my son is three months old and he seems to have the cold and since he is so little, the doctors wont give him anything. i have been using the little noses saline drops and the nasal aspirator but its not working. i also bought some baby vicks vapor bath but im scared to use it on him. me and him sleep in the same room so last night i heard him coughing and rattling all night long. this is driving me crazy because i cant make him feel better. please help me
I'm sorry, I know how awful it is when your little one is sick. Especially when they are that little and there is nothing you can do to help. Unfortunately being only 3 months, there really isn't anything you can do for a cold besides the saline drops and using the nasal aspirator. Do you use a wedge/positioner in his crib? If you don't have one, you could fold some towels and place them under the mattress so he is elevated and can breathe a little more easily.
Did you take him to be checked out or just talk to the doctor? If he's coughing alot and it sounds deep and like there is a rattling, you may want the doctor to take a listen to make sure his lungs are clear and it really is just a cold. Other than that, hang in there. Colds are tough - worse for the mommy than the baby I think.
i do have a thin pillow under his mattress and he has had some coughing but he;s been throwing up. i called the doctor and he didnt tell me to come in but i think i will make an appointment anyway
How's the baby now, hope better.
If the baby's this small, it's best to consult with doctor.
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