my 17 month old started becoming congested last night and is having a terrible time getting to (and staying) asleep. any natural remedies out there? i guess i just need to wait it out w/ lots of fluids & love.
You can try a squirt of saline solution in the nostrils, then suck it out with that little bulb syringe. A humidifier or vaporizor (careful with these if your little one is prone to pulling things down, tho...) can help. A warm bath with Eucalyptus oil, or sitting in the bathroom with the shower on hot to breathe in the steam. Do you co-sleep? Sometimes, if you can sleep propped up a bit with the baby on your chest can help them breathe easier, or try propping up the end of the baby's bed with something. Hope your babe feels better soon!
most of this i guess i already knew its just great to be reminded when you're in the thick of it and can't think clearly. i inclined her bedding so she slept much better. we also had a great (and long) Eucalyptus filled bath!