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rough night ahead
Posted by: New.Dad
Date: August 22, 2006 09:21PM
Baby seems to have a runny nose (first time on almost 11 months). I think he cannot breathe properly though his nose, so he breaths though his mouth, but then he loses the pacifier and cries. As soon as we calm him down, he goes to sleep and 5 minutes he's up crying again. It's a vicious circle... any way to break the loop?
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Re: rough night ahead
Posted by: dmann
Date: August 22, 2006 09:25PM
Good time to break him of the pacifier. smiling smiley

Seriously though, my sis has a 2 year old and her Dr. said that as long as the baby has nothing more than a runny nose just let it run its course. If he is running a high fever, that is another story.

The bad stuff is working its way out of his system which is good. You might want to run a humidifier to help ease his breathing but expect a few rough nights and days until he is feeling better.

DM
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Re: rough night ahead
Posted by: earache
Date: August 22, 2006 09:45PM
Yeah, lose the pacifier and give him some cold meds to help him sleep. Everyone will be much happier.



earache
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Re: rough night ahead
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: August 22, 2006 09:46PM
At times I don't know how we made it through all the challenges with our youngest. She was a very colicky baby. She would scream at the top of her lungs for several hours in the middle of the night. At times we felt ourselves coming apart at the seams.

Hang in there. This cold will pass.

dmann has sound advice. Resist the temptation to run to the doc for every cold. He will probably prescribe antibiotics which would do more harm in the long run than good.

I second the suggestion of the humidifier.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: rough night ahead
Posted by: Pam
Date: August 22, 2006 10:01PM
Try to elevate the head (raise one end of the crib) and put a touch of vicks vapor rub under his nose.

It's really sad to see a little one with a stuffy nose. I was glad when my daughter was old enough to blow.
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Re: rough night ahead
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: August 22, 2006 10:27PM
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MacArtist
At times I don't know how we made it through all the challenges with our youngest. She was a very colicky baby. She would scream at the top of her lungs for several hours in the middle of the night. At times we felt ourselves coming apart at the seams.

Wow, that post brought back memories! Our son was a premie, and I swear he never slept more than 15 minutes at a time for the two months. He also needed to be fed every two hours. One evening, when we were absolutely at the end of our ropes, we took him to the ER. Keep in mind this was almost 40 years ago, and a GP had done the pre-natal, the delivery, and he was also acting as the pediatrician.

The ER doc didn't do anything for the baby, but he did give my husband and I a prescription for tranquilizers and gave us a referral to a local pediatrician. I'm sure it wouldn't be handled like that now (and the Librium would be a particular no-no!), but it turned out fine. We survived, and so did the baby. Actually, the baby did have a problem that had to be surgically corrected at age three months, and that accounted for most of the crying. sad smiley

However! Hang in there; this, too, will pass. Of course mine is an only child. smiling smiley
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Re: rough night ahead
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 23, 2006 12:33AM
tylenol and/or triminic





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Re: rough night ahead
Posted by: jesse
Date: August 23, 2006 08:55AM
Since our daughter was a baby we've used a humidifier in her room when she's congested. They usually have a small resevoir on the top where you can add vicks or eucalyptus oil that really helps relieve the congestion. She's 12 years old today and still likes to have it in her room when she has a cold.

jesse
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