The baby has a cough.

Babies get up to seven colds in the first year.Most cough and cold medicines have been shown to cause side effects in babies if they aren’t dosed correctly, so it’s not a good idea to give cough medicines to babies.You will need to make your baby comfortable.Since coughing is a normal way for a baby to get rid of mucus and irritants, you should make sure your baby can breathe normally.Talk to your doctor about what to do with your baby’s nose.It is possible to make your baby’s room more comfortable by introducing more fluids and giving medication.

Step 1: Make a solution out of water.

If you want to make a solution from tap water, boil it and let it cool.Take 1 cup of water and add salt and baking soda to it.Pour the mixture into the jar.The solution can be kept at room temperature for up to three days.You can buy both saline solution and nose drops at most drugstores.Babies are safe to use drops and solutions correctly.

Step 2: You can put the saline on your baby’s nose.

There is a plastic blue baby bulb.Put your baby on their back and tilt their head back.If you cradle your baby’s head, you have the ability to drop the solution.Add two to three drops of the solution to each nostril.Don’t put the tip of the bulb too far into the baby’s nose.The bulb’s tip should go past the opening of the nostrils.Don’t worry if your baby sneezes.

Step 3: Allow the solution to work for a second.

It is a good idea to wipe your baby’s nose since some of the solution may have leaked out.While you let the solution work, keep your baby lying down.Wait about a minute and then empty the bulb.Don’t leave your baby unattended or allow the baby to move their head too much before you get the solution.

Step 4: Take out the mucus.

Put the tip of the bulb back into the nose by squeezing it.The tip should only go into the baby’s nostril.The mucus can be removed by releasing the pressure on the bulb.The tip of the bulb should be wiped off.You can refill the bulb with more saline.When you’re done, wash the bulb with warm soapy water.You should limit the number of times you take a newborn’s nose out to two or three a day.If you want to irritate the delicate lining of the nose, don’t give your older baby’s nose more than four times a day.Before bed or feeding is the best time to get your baby’s nose clean.Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Step 5: Use a spray for the nose.

You can buy a spray that will help you get out your baby’s nostrils.Pick a spray for infants from your drugstore.These sprays can be used without a bulb.Don’t choose sprays with drugs.When you’re done using the spray, be sure to wipe any extra saline from your baby’s nose.

Step 6: The head of your baby’s crib needs to be raised.

Elevating your baby’s head with a thin pillow or towel can help him sleep better during a cold.There should be no loose blankets or pillows in the crib.If you want to elevate your baby’s head, place a thin pillow or towel underneath the mattress.It is easier to breathe when your baby’s head is raised slightly at night.Put your baby to sleep on their back to reduce their risk of SIDS.

Step 7: Take care of your baby’s temperature.

Don’t bundle your baby on too many clothes if he is sick.If your baby is warm, dress him in a light layer of clothing.Touch the baby’s ears, face, feet, and hands.Your baby is probably too warm if these feel warm or sweaty.If you dress your baby too warmly or in too many layers, it may make them uncomfortable and make it harder for them to fight the illness.

Step 8: You should cuddle with your baby.

If your baby isn’t feeling well, he will be a little more fussier and clingier.Try to give your baby as much attention as possible while he is sick.Try napping and babywearing most of the day if your baby is very young.snuggling and reading stories for an older baby is possible.Encourage your baby to rest.Your baby needs some time to recover from the cough.

Step 9: Don’t let the air get too humid.

The baby’s room is a good place to put a cool mist vaporizer at night.The water vapor makes it easier to breathe.Bowls of water can be left in the air to evaporate.You can bring your baby into the bathroom if you don’t have a vaporizer.If you want to breathe in the steam, close the doors and windows.Don’t leave your baby alone in the bathroom and keep them away from the hot water.

Step 10: Your baby is feeding.

If your baby has a cold, they need extra fluids to stay hydrated and prevent coughing.If you give your baby formula, try to feed it more often.If your baby signals that they are hungry, you can either nurse or feed them.If your baby is having trouble breathing, you may want to take smaller amounts.Make sure the food your baby eats is soft and easy to digest.Your baby’s breathing passages can be thin with breast milk and extra fluids.

Step 11: Don’t sell dairy products.

Continue to give breast milk if your baby is nursing.You may want to reduce the amount of dairy products your baby is consuming.Milk and dairy products are good for mucus production.If your baby is over six months old, offer more water or juice.Even if the formula is made with cow’s milk, give it to your baby if he is under six months old.It’s important for your baby to get their main source of food.You should not give your baby honey before one year of age.There is a chance that your baby will get infant botulism.

Step 12: If you have any illnesses, treat them.

If your baby has a cold or cough, you can give them baby aspirin.If your baby is at least two months old, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.If your baby is at least six months old, you can use either of the drugs.If your baby is under three months old and has a high temperature, you should call your doctor.

Step 13: Get the attention of a doctor.

Most coughs will clear up on their own within a few days.If your baby has bluish lips, fingers or toes, you should call the emergency services at once.