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#1 of 3 Old 10-30-2007, 12:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We all had a cold but it was never got to bad,DS 4 is fine running around,I just had a major stuffed up nose for two days....Little DS he has produced a very wet loud seal barking cough that just started up today....The whole time we had a cold I uped the sodium asorbate,and Cod liver oil....I know theres stuff that wants to come out but I dont know how to help since hes little....DS is breastfeed and unvaxed......Any little tricks,remedies to help?
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Run a vaporizer in his room while he sleeps to help break it up so he can cough it up better (I use Vicks Vaposteam in ours). Also steam is good. I usually just end up running a hot shower for awhile and sitting in the bathroom with my son, but I know there are more environmental ways of doing it. Even just sitting near the vaporizer for awhile would help.
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When my oldest son was a baby he started getting croup. When we were in the hospital the nurse suggested that we put a pillow under his belly and lay him on his belly. So he was kind of at a V angle. Then cup your hand and lightly clap your hand on his back. Then gravity helps get the phlegm (sp?) out.
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