It is hard to know what to do when your baby does not feel well. Even just a common cold seems overwhelming when you are a new parent. Here are five easy things you can do to help your baby when he/she is under the weather. Just remember, this too shall pass.
Breastfeed often. Mothers milk has all the medicine your baby needs and it will keep your baby nourished and hydrated.
Steam Room. Close the shower curtain and get the shower as hot as possible. When the room gets nice and steamy, hang out with baby in there for a little while. Mild congestion will be alleviated. Repeat as often as needed.
Nasal Aspirator. If you don’t have one, get one. Whatever the steam room does not take care of, this will. You can use a bulb syringe, or better yet, the new Baby Comfy Nose. Here is a video about how it works.
Take time off. Cancel all your plans, and don’t try to get things done. Your baby needs you most of all. Rest with your baby. Hold him or her close. Sleep with your baby. Trust me you will get better rest this way.
Homeopathic remedy. Hylands Cold plus C tablets are great for baby. They dissolve instantly in the mouth, and they really do help with the symptoms of a cold.