My son is three months old. For the past two weeks, he has had congestion and a cough on and off. I don't suspect it is a cold - he just doesn't seem sick. I think it might be teething (he has also been chewing on his hands and drooling).
I want to help him (especially since he hasn't been sleeping well). Is there anything i can do for him at this age? I don't want to give him tyelenol - especially since tyelenol wouldn't help the congestion. I aspirate him, which provides minimal relief. I BF him, diffuse eucalyptus essential oils in our home, and I've elevated two legs of his bassinet so he sleeps on an incline. Any more ideas?
Well, first off, drool production and hand chewing both seem to increase between 6-12 weeks for every baby I've ever been around. You still might not see any teeth for months. I was sure Cecilia was teething around 2.5 months and she didn't get her first one 'til after 6 months.
You can try steaming up your bathroom with a hot shower running and hanging out with him in there. The hot steam should help ease his congestion, and you can suck it out with the snot sucker afterward.
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Oh good idea about the steam!
My 1st son starting "teething" around 3 mths too but didn't get his first tooth until 5.5 mths. My current son is now 3mths as well, and while he drools a bit and sucks on his hands, I don't think he's teething. My older son would get runny noses and mild fevers while teething, so its possible your son is too.
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