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What are some home remedies for colds in babies?

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Nurse your infant more often. In babies over 6 months, you can also give water and 100% fruit juice. The added fluid will prevent dehydration and keep your child’s nose and mouth moist.

If your baby has trouble breathing through a stuffed nose, spray a few drops of a saline (saltwater) solution into each nostril to loosen the mucus. Then use a bulb syringe to remove the mucus. If you make your own saline solution, use distilled water or boiled tap water.

Turn on a humidifier. A cool-mist humidifier will add moisture to the air and keep your baby's nose from drying out. Wash out the machine after each use to prevent bacteria and mold buildup.

From: When Your Baby Has a Cold WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Children and Colds," "Water & Juice."

FDA: "An Important FDA Reminder for Parents: Do Not Give Infants Cough and Cold Products Designed for Older Children," "Have a Baby or Young Child With a Cold? Most Don't Need Medicines."

Nemours Foundation: "Common Cold."

Paediatrics & Child Health: "Colds in Children."

Stanford Children's Health: "Upper Respiratory Infection (URI or Common Cold)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Children and Colds," "Water & Juice."

FDA: "An Important FDA Reminder for Parents: Do Not Give Infants Cough and Cold Products Designed for Older Children," "Have a Baby or Young Child With a Cold? Most Don't Need Medicines."

Nemours Foundation: "Common Cold."

Paediatrics & Child Health: "Colds in Children."

Stanford Children's Health: "Upper Respiratory Infection (URI or Common Cold)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

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