My 3 month old has a cough! What can I do? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 12-02-2008, 12:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
NubiaEarth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My 3 month old baby boy is coughing, seems like a little cold because he has extra drool (phlegm). Anyway, this has been since Sunday. He does not have a fever, nor is he cranky, and he is still nursing regularly. I have put a humidifier in the room he sleeps in, and sat with him in a steam filled bathroom to try to "open him up." What else can I do? I hate to hear him cough... and this never happened with my other 2 children.
Suggestions??
NubiaEarth is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 3 Old 12-02-2008, 01:07 PM
 
echospiritwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,154
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
a humidifier in the room your LO is sleeping in can be good to help break things up, steam baths like you're doing and if you have the gusto take a bulb syringe and try to suck out some of the extra phlegm while they cough (I never had to guts to do so, although my MW suggested it would help clear my LO out sooner)

and big big hugs , I went through a bad sickness last winter when DD2 was 3 months, it was not fun

orngbiggrin.gif mom of three with stork-suprise.gif on the way

echospiritwarrior is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 12-02-2008, 01:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
NubiaEarth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would do the syringe... but there doesn't appear to be anything in his nose... when he is coughing the phlegm comes out of his mouth.
NubiaEarth is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off