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my 3month old baby has a cold

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7y, 3d agoPosted 7 years, 3 days ago
hi my 3month old baby has a cold, i took her to the doctors yesterday and he said its a head cold and didnt give me anything for it, shes fine in herself not crying or anything, today shes got a very snotty blocked nose and hasnt had a bottle yet just been sleeping most of the time. im a first time mum so just wondering if any other mums can give me any advice, is it normal for them not to have milk, i know they find it hard to breathe through the nose, should i go back to doctors or is it waste of time if hes not going to give me anythin, ive got saline drops for her nose and olbus oil to try clear her nose, its just the not taking milk part im worried about, thanks to anyone who can give me some advice.
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7y, 3d agoPosted 7 years, 3 days ago
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banned#1
just keep a close eye on here, if things worsen go back, is she taking any fluids?
#2
yeah im afraid babies do get like that with a cold,u could try them nostril sucker things from boots to clear her nose and a warm bath to try and clear it
just try giving her bottles little and often
hope she is feeling better soon and if are concerned take her back to docs xx
#3
snuffle babe will jelp clear her nose, i used it for mine, not sure if its still around??
#4
maybe try and give her some water? so she doesn't dehydrate.
Have you any vic? for her chest? Just check the age on it first though but i think ti should be ok.
If you are worried take her back, but as for sleeping most kiddies do that when they feel ill. Mine do. xx
#5
the docs never do much thats in my experience anyway. i used calpol and carval drops when my daughter was little. she should be taking her milk though. but if you give her some calpol and use the drops you will be fine just keep trying her with the bottle and if she still hasnt had any by morning then take her to the doctors and depend they do something.

yeah and as jellybaby says try her with some cooled boiled water aparently the nurses tell you not to do this now as the milk is enough but it never did my daughter any harm.
#6
loupomm
snuffle babe will jelp clear her nose, i used it for mine, not sure if its still around??


Yeah its still around.

The doctors not likely to give you anything, most of the medicines that I used when my girls were small have changed age limits.

Mine were pretty much like this too when not well, barely drinking anything.

I was told by the midwife to run the bath and take them into the bathroom and let the steam clear them up, maybe try feeding her after something like that.
#8
It's a real worry isn't it when they are tiny. Sounds like you have done everything i would do. Dont worry about milk too much if after 24 hours baby hasn't had anything at all go back to doctors. all the time the nappy is wet baby ok. Tip cot up head end to help sleep. Good luck. Jen (mum of 3)
#9
ive tried her with a bottle twice but no joy, ive got some baby vicks but since using it shes got a little rash on her chest so not used it since, shes asleep at the moment but will try her with some water when she wakes up, ive got a humidifier aswel to try and help. shes not had a bottle since 3am this morning.
#10
I remember this well. You poor thing! Your little 'un won't starve herself. Just keep her comfy. Use the saline drops, they do work wonders. Maybe a steamy room as well. That helps to clear their noses. Try not to worry, she will let you know if she is suffering.
I hope she gets better soon.
banned#11
just try and push the fluids, dont worry to much about milk, she ok for a little while, keep her temp down, as already suggested a little towel under top end of mattress, just to tilt the mattress slightly, keep her room aired too
#12
pink-ka
ive tried her with a bottle twice but no joy, ive got some baby vicks but since using it shes got a little rash on her chest so not used it since, shes asleep at the moment but will try her with some water when she wakes up, ive got a humidifier aswel to try and help. shes not had a bottle since 3am this morning.


She could be allergic to the vicks, better putting it on a little tissue and sitting it near her rather than rubbing it on her skin.
banned#13
also to mum try and rest when she is sleeping, they can get more uncomfortable at night than in the day, so make sure you rest up too
#14
Hi there,
For the fist year my daughter was constantly poorly, she had Chicken pox when she was a matter of a few weeks old,...I thought it was strange as I was feeding her myslef and she would be against all theses illneses. When children are young they do loose thier appetite, just like we do when we fall ill. You just have to make sure they have plenty of water. I personally found milk made it worse.
Also keep an eye on their temperature. There isnt much you can give for a cold but If your baby does have a temperature give her some calpol, otherwise I wouldnt worry about medication as in the long term her body will be able to fight against colds and flus.
I completely understand your concern as its heartbreaking when your child is poorly and their isnt much you can do.
Hope this is some help and I hope your little girl gets better soon.
#15
Saline nasal drops to clear the nostrils work. Vicks vapour rub generally works well, but I always put it on my kids clothing, otherwise they develop a skin rash.
#16
thanks for all the replys, going to try and give her some water now shes awake.
#17
Babies have a natural instinct, milk is bad for mucus so she probably doesn't want anything, but do give her warm water previously boiled to keep her fluids up.
Best place to rub vicks is on the soles of their feet and then put socks on. It really works.
I do use the calpol/karvol plug ins - they are pricey but work.
#18
you can get those vicks things that you plug in and they release vapours into her bedroom...

you can use olbas oil, a few drops on a nearby tissue

snuffle babe/vicks rubbed into her chest.

ask the doc for simple nasal drops to help clear her nose before a feed

she doesn't have a temperature does she?

If she doesn't take a bottle soon try her with just a few drops of cooled boiled water, off your clean finger tips if she wont suck a bottle xxx
#19
when mine was little i was told to take them in a small room and to have kettle boiling (or i used to sit in the bathroom run myself a nice hot bath) the steam seems to help them bless i hope they get better quick
[mod]#20
Our 3rd little one was born with a cold bless him. Keep going with the saline drops and it'll start to clear.

I remember the anxieties first time round.......if in any doubt or your not happy just go back to the Docs as they'll be more than happy to see you and would rather you went even if it's for nothing than have you worry. :)
#21
Lots of good info here - our boy had problems with a stuffy nose when he gets colds - he's 10m old and has had 3 colds now.

We use a Calpol Vapouriser - one of those things you plug into the wall and they let off fumes that will help your little one breathe more easily - we found it worked very well.

The doc's 'provide little help' as someone put it, as it's a cold and they can't medicate a cold - just like you can't in adults. That said, they should give you plenty of advice.

You should also ask your health visitor about stuff like this - it's more them you need to contact than the GP.
#22
BabySmurfette
Babies have a natural instinct, milk is bad for mucus so she probably doesn't want anything, but do give her warm water previously boiled to keep her fluids up.
Best place to rub vicks is on the soles of their feet and then put socks on. It really works.
I do use the calpol/karvol plug ins - they are pricey but work.


My mum swears by this, i have tixylix fan things that give off menthol, i got mine from 99p shop for my kids when they were tiny and i found they worked too as well as one drop of olbas oil on a piece of kitchen towel next to their pillow.
I really hope she gets better soon :)
#23
how is your baby girl? hope she is feeling better, did you manage to get some cooled water down her?

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