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“Hi, my 12 month old has a terrible cold at the moment. He’s had colds before but this is his worst and I’m wondering what other Mums have found worked. I’ve found the Vicks on the singlet and the vaporizer helps him, keeping his fluids up and also wiping his nose to keep it clean and clear.” How do you treat a babies cold?

Posted by anon, 14/05/13

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  • Hydrolite powder in the poor love’s water, and lots of love and cuddles xxx I too am a huge fan of vicks and a vapouriser. Sounds like you are on track to a speedy recovery. Mum says a spoonful of honey each day too x

  • Cuddles, bed rest, baby wearing, the vapouriser, regular panadol, food that eases their throat and is easy to chew and swallow

  • Lots of warm snuggles. Keep up with what you are doing maybe Vicks on the feet too.

  • vicks vapouriser and fess good luck

  • See a GP

  • You just have to let it pass. Using fess to clear the nose will make him more comfortable.

  • you can also use an antihistamine to help dry the nose

  • Fess and bulb syringe are my life saves. Also vaporizers with a little eculiptus oils if she gets a bit chesty

  • Vicks and a vaporiser it what we use to combat it.

  • Good advice below – hope it helped.

  • Rubbing the baby balsam on the chest as well as the back and the bottom of the feet.

  • I agree with OMGJAG31 We have a snot sucker and it works a dream and we also use saline drops for the nose and vicks for the chest.

  • You can buy baby Vicks and also (I know this is gross) a snot sucker

  • Missangela, Demazin should only be taken from 6 years of age.

    The best things I’ve found for colds are vicks, nasal aspirators, a vapouriser for night and nap times, and lots and lots of water and mummy cuddles.

  • Demazin was one of the best products I have found because they make you very tired when you take it and you have a better night sleep. Just check with the pharmacist first.

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