Post # 1
im not sure if this is the right place to put this post but im new!
i am so tired, we are getting married in september and i am doing all the arrangments myself. my Fiance is busy working away most of the time he is an electrical engineer and gets sent all over the place. im a full time mum.
my daughter is 13 months old and has a cold while teething i was wondering if any mums had any tips with dealing with teething and baby cold. she is so stuffed up she isnt eating much and is getting frustrated drinking milk while trying to breathe.
she has been awake every night last week, and over the weekend i barely slept.
i am so tired, i need to be organising wedding meetings and cleaning my home but she just wants to be held all the time and im struggling to stay awake.
Post # 3
You can use saline drops or spray to liquify the secretions in the back of her nose then use an aspirator bulb to suck them out. Best done before feeds or before bedtime. You don’t want to use the bulb too often as it can irritate the inside of the nose, but the saline can be used as often as you want.
Do you have a humidifier or vaporizer? Increasing the humidity can help relieve the congestion.
Post # 4
Ugh, I really feel for you. 🙁 When Dear Daughter has a cold, we’ll take her into the bathroom and play with her while the shower runs, twice a day. We stay in there, probably 15-20 minutes, but the steam really helps break up all that congestion. Additionally, you can use Vicks Baby Rub on her chest (not regular Vicks Rub because you’re not supposed to use menthol on children under 2) every night. We run a cool mist humidifer at night, as well, which also seems to help.
It’s so hard with little ones because there’s not a lot you can do, except wait it out. One time, when Dear Daughter had a really bad cold that kept all of us from sleeping for about a week, we used a neti pot with her. She HATED it, but it worked well enough that one night that we were all able to sleep a little, and she felt better in the morning. If worse comes to worse, you could always try a neti pot. But most babies hate it terribly, so I’d put that on your list as one of the last things to try.
Post # 5
thanks ladies i bought a bulb and some saline drops and that seems to be helping, we use a humidifer at night already but have turned it up.
Mrs. Spring the shower play is a good idea i might have to try that – would never have thought of that
Post # 6
@penguinslovecrumpets: On top of the PP ideas, since you are across the pond (I assume), I don’t know what you have available but they do have baby decongestents like baby tylenol or something similar. I would check with your pediatrician to see what they advise. When babies teeth, it can inflame the sinuses causing what would act like a cold and any cough could be caused by post nasal drip. So something to help the sinuses drain would really help.