Babies, one of nature's wonders. They smile when they sleep, cry when they're awake and always have snot running down their sweet button noses. Colds are an unfortunate reality of life, but don't let that get you sulking! Follow these simple tips for getting your baby back on track in no time.
The basics everyone should know
It is important to understand that babies and infants do catch colds frequently given their immature immune systems. Some common symptoms include:
- A runny nose.
The best thing you can do as parents is try to prevent the transmissions from happening at all by minimizing contact with sick people or doing something completely bizarre like living in a bubble (just kidding!). Unfortunately, even with our valiant attempts at germ warfare, little humans eventually succumb to the sniffles no matter what we do
Keep Them Hydrated
Drinking plenty of fluids will help thin out any mucus accumulated inside your baby’s nasal passages making it easier for them to breathe again
Sleep That Nausea Away
Sleep is not only beneficial when trying not to strangle those who keep waking us up at night). Sleep also regulates our immune system response since it decreases stress hormones within your body - thus fostering a more rapid relief
Do Not Use Adult Medicines To Treat Babies!
We may feel tempted giving adult medicines such as cough suppressant medication or fever reducers over-the-counter medications. Turns out most OTC meds labeled safe for children actually turn out having dosages clarified specifically per age group without including infants younger than six months old whatsoever Instead opt-in utilizing options such as saline drops which can work wonders unblocking stuffed-up sinuses via thick mucous loosening
Minding Home Remedies
You don’t have to run your shop on fancy meds and see that budgeting be breaking Sometimes, simple home remedies can get the job done just well. Some useful DIY options include:
- Giving baby a warm bath to ease their discomfort and promote relaxation.
- Placing a humidifier in the baby's room - this helps stop air from drying out your little one’s nasal passages resulting them being less irritated.
- Adding honey (antibacterial)to his or her feeding formula.
When To Go See A Doctor
In most cases, common cold symptoms gradually become less severe 3~7 days after they first start - however sometimes further medical attention might be necessary if you think we need it! Few examples are:
- Your child struggles breathing while nose is congested even if you use saline drops or bulb syringe
- The fever does not seem to go away or persists for more than three days
While an ounce of prevention is worth its wait in gold bars(no really, let's trade!), all good things come to an end when your child catches a cold which means mama bear has gotta sleep with one eye open at night until resolution arrises(ugh!) Though hopefully with these tips my fellow parentials you can provide comfort easier!