8 month old has cold - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2013, 01:00 PM - Thread Starter
roxemama's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: sunny fl
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD2 is almost 8 months and has her sisters cold. I'm out of town at the in laws without my usual stuff. Her small barky cough and wet breathing is upsetting. It's not terrible but still I don't want it to get worse. What can I do? Eculyptis? Vit C? Homeopatjics? There is a small natural food store here. Secondly, is all barky coughs croup? Someone mentioned that to me, so just wondering.

Cloth diapering, Non-Vax, Bedsharing Mama to Maya 3-25-08, Mila 6-28-12 and DP Marc joy.gif

roxemama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 02-22-2013, 03:42 PM
sbgrace's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 9,143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Barky was croup here. I'd do humidity (steamy bathroom) or cold air (cool mist humidifier or outside) to see if it helps. Read up on stridor and similar signs of distress.

Personally, I'd rely on breastmilk for the immunity boost. I can't think of anything else likely to help with a virus that I'd give a baby that young. If it makes you feel good to try something more the vitamin c or homoepathic certainly won't hurt. Your breastmilk is much better than those though. I hope she's better soon!

Rachelle, mommy to 8 year old boys! 

My Blog-free homeschooling finds and my lesson plans and link to the new User Agreement

sbgrace is offline  
Old 02-22-2013, 04:36 PM
Asiago's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,804
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)

I agree with the post above. Cool night air was so helpful for my son (bundle baby up). Croup can be a variety of viruses, but breastmilk and cool or cold moist air nipped it in the bud.

 Sodium ascorbate is excellent I have found for respriratory illnesses also.

Asiago is offline  

Health Healing
User Tag List

Thread Tools

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