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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.
 

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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!
 

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thank you thank you thank you!

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!

thanks again!
 
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