We both have a cold, and I'm just riding mine out as I'm 6 weeks pregnant and there's not really much I feel comfortable taking. Is there anything I can give my 9 month old or should I just let her ride it out too? I usually have to suction her nose 1-2 times a day to help clear it so she could nurse. She has an occasional cough and sometimes makes a noise like she is clearing her throat. I have somewhat of a sore throat so I bet hers is sore too. I haven't done anything... what should I do, if anything?
9 month old with runny nose, congestion, occasional cough.... what to do?
When mine were that age and super snotty I found that baths helped loosen the mucous, and it gave them something to take their mind off of it if they were feeling crummy. We also used those mesh feeder things and put ice cubes or frozen breast milk in them, which they would readily take. There was no way of knowing if they had a sore throat or not, but I figured that would help if they did.
I hope you're both feeling better soon.