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(x-posted in "Health and Healing)<br><br>
HI all,<br><br>
Well - I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. My 3-month-old DS has his first cold <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">: and poor little guy is all stuffed up and pretty unhappy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
So far, we've got our cold mist vapouriser going, I'm nursing him lots and making sure he's resting. His temperature is good, too. I've been reading about saline nasal drops but not sure whether they're entirely safe/necessary.<br><br>
Have any of you used the drops/spray and how did it work? Was your DC more relieved as a result? Any side effects that you noticed?<br><br>
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No advice on the drops - I just use breastmilk when DS gets snarfy (cats + heater), and it helps quite a bit. Bonus: he doesn't fight or get all that upset, I suppose because it tastes good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Hope your little one feels better!
 

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My little one loves saline spray. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I don't know if it does much for him but about once a week he'll bring them to me and ask for some.
 

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Breastmilk out of a dropper or tipped into the nose with a spoon works way better than saline drops. The fat content makes breastmilk way more soothing. My DD always cried with saline drops but rarely with breastmilk.<br><br>
Also, make sure you take care of yourself, drink plenty, take your vitamins and eat good food.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
It'll be ok.
 

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I've never used them.
 

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Let's see. . . We've used homemade saline drops a few times but mainly when DS's nose is really dried out and buggery. My first pick for a stuffed up buggery nose is squriting in some BM. It works REALLY well. Also we use an EO nebulizer with eucalyptus oil in which ever room we are in. Good Luck!
 

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I love the breastmilk suggestion. It's good stuff!<br><br>
I hope your baby is feeling better soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I always used breastmilk instead of saline drops.<br><br>
I also found a cold mist vaporizer pretty useless--but a warm mist vaporizer with eucalyptus essential oil in it worked wonders!
 

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I ditto breastmilk in the nose and the warm mist vaporizer. The cool mist ones are supposed to be used for children because of the danger of a child playing with a warm one, but in an infant that isn't mobile, the only danger is if you place the child too close to the vaporizer, which of course you're not going to do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
DS#2 has had a ton of colds this winter (big brother gives them to him), and I used breastmilk in the nose early on, and we kept the ear infections at bay. Then the last cold I forgot to use breastmilk, and guess what popped up? An ear infection! Thankfully, it went away with breastmilk in the ear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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