My barely 6 months old dd came down w/ her first cold last night.
She has pretty bad chest congestion with a kind of loose cough, sinus congestion with some runny snot, she had a mild fever (~100), and she generally just seems a little lethargic. But she's not too fussy (yet) and is still smiling and showing some interest in toys.
My mom and grandmother both think I should 'give her something'. But I don't know what to give her or if it's even necessary. And I prefer natural remedies to Tylenol et al. I would rather help her boost her immune system than just drug her. So I guess my question is this:
1- When/what should I give her (if anything) ?
2- Is there anything I can take that will help her fight the cold? (thru my milk) I am already taking Vit C throughout the day, and when I'm sick I eat raw garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar. Would those help her too?
ETA: The reason my mom suggested giving her something was to dry up some of the mucous 'because their lungs are so small it could develop into pneumonia before you know it'. Any ideas?
Thankyou sooo much for your help