Autumn and winter comes with the cold season. Sneezing, runny nose or mouth, baby eat less, not sleep well and coughs prevents us from sleeping. In short, baby has a cold. What to do? Learn tips from our experts.
winters can manifest as a simple runny nose or sneezing. It can also tiring, cause coughing, induce vomiting to diarrhea, make baby feverish. In one to two weeks, everything would be back to normal. So, How to care for your baby to get better and avoids complications.
Runny nose, stuffy nose: You have to clean baby’s Nose
How baby do? Toddlers before three months are unaware about mouth breathing: for those, obviously clean nose is imperative! But who can breathe through the mouth also have a stuffy nose and it’s very debilitating and their comfort depends on our application to regularly lead their nose. We should try to teach them to blow their nose as soon as possible.
For babies who cannot blow their nose, the first thing to do in case of cold is to clean the nose several times a day with saline or a nasal spray. Wash the nose when it runs before every meal and before putting baby to bed to sleep. He can breathe better, eat, drink, sleep and regular cleaning will limit the risk of occurrence of a complication.
How to clean baby’s nose?
Teach the baby so that his head is lying comfortably on the side. The nose of unclogging is rarely a cakewalk and baby do not leave to go twice!
In single attempt, if necessary get two chances to clean nose by securely hold the child. Also kindly explain what we do and why we do it.
Physiological pod is pressed to empty it completely into the nostril. A nasal spray can also be used. But Consult your pharmacist about it.
For efficiency, baby’s mouth can be kept closed at the spray time.
Baby fly with suction, proceed from the same principle except that aspires snot spring underneath the nostril with a hose and a small reservoir where the nasal secretions can discharged. Put the nose piece in the nostril bottom and placed the other side of the pipe in your mouth and suck.
Then wash nostril and turn the baby and cleaned the other nostril in the same manner with another pod or spray.
By cons, use a rolled cotton soaked in saline to clean the nose is completely useless and ineffective for colds. The nose seems neat but the nostrils and the back remain completely congested.
It’s night and Baby do not stop coughing: uncork his nose!
Coughing does not necessarily sign a breach of the bronchi or lungs. If the nose is congested, the air cannot pass through the nostrils and the baby coughs. The first reflex when coughing in a small is to clean his nose. Even at night! It is generally very effective: baby wouldn’t cough anymore and he can sleep.
Baby eats more: split meals
Meals will be taken even better as the nose previously being cleaned. If the child eats less than usual, do not force it, but take him to rest room to let him rest.
Treat small miseries as they come.
In discomfort or fever, baby grumpy and woozy with a stuffy or runny nose, do not hesitate to give paracetamol.
In case of diarrhea in a small artificial feeding, change milk temporarily: In the little less than 3 months, we will give protein free cow milk and infants 3 to 6 months, lactose free milk.
If vomiting occurs, then clean the nose before the meal and splitting your meals: meals in small amounts and more often.
Monitor your baby. Consult your doctor if signs shows complications. Otherwise have patience by one to two weeks, it will be better.
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