Question by  jujubee13 (29)

What can I do for my baby's congestion?

My poor baby is so congested and can't breathe.


Answer by  ShannonMartin (69)

The best thing to do for baby congestion is to see a doctor. Other relief of the symptons of congestion: elevate the baby's head, run a cool mist humidifier in the room the baby's in, and clean the baby's nose with a bulb syringe removing mucus.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

For now suck the boogers and snot out with a nose aspirator. Then you need to get on the phone and make your baby an appointment with your babies doctor right away. The baby probably needs medication.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Try sitting in the bathroom with the door shut and a hot shower running, do not sit in the shower, the idea is not to take a shower with your baby but to allow the steam to clear up the congestion.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

If it is really serious, I would take him or her right to your doctor or the emergency room. If you aren't as concerned, I would recommend children's tylenol (make sure that the tylenol is for the appropriate age group and weight), and keep them sitting in an upright position.


Answer by  Supermom (107)

Try running a cool air humidifier in the baby's room or other areas in the house where the baby is. You might also try using saline salution in the baby's nose then extracting any mucus from the baby's nose with a bulb syringe. Repeat those steps at every diaper change. Make sure the temperature isn't too warm in the house.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

Try a cool mist vaporizer or humidifier in your baby's room. Do not give him or her any over-the-counter medications unless your pediatrician recommends it.

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