Is there a baby at home who is congested?
Are you looking for safe and easy ways that can help to remove congestion in your baby?
Do you want to know a few things that you can easily, and safely try at home to help your congested baby?
Having congestion can be very tough for babies, and it is important that you do it in such a way that not only makes your baby feel comfortable, but is also safe. Today we first share the symptoms of congestion in babies, including the earliest signs you can watch out for. We tell you what to do for congested baby and also talk about whether or not it is safe to give any medication to your baby in order to ease the congestion. So, if you are looking for any such information regarding your little one, make sure to check out the sections below.
Here are some of the earliest signs and symptoms of congestion in babies that you can watch out for, so that you can give your little one the required treatment at the earliest.
While the signs and symptoms mentioned above are the initial signs of congestion in your baby, here are a few signs that could indicate that the congestion in your baby is getting worse. Do remember that once you notice one or more of these signs, you should definitely take your baby to the doctor.
Are you worried about what to do for congested baby? Here are 9 effective as well as safe ways that you can try to help remove the congestion in your baby.
A humidifier in the room will make it easier for your baby to breathe by adding some moisture into the air.
Place a pillow under baby’s head, so that the head is at a slight incline. This will make it a little easier for your baby to breathe properly and cause less interruption in baby’s sleep.
Carrying your baby in an upright position will make it easier for baby to breathe.
When your baby is not able to breathe properly, it also causes problems with feeding or eating, which can cause dehydration. Keep giving small sips of fluids to your baby at regular intervals.
Massage your baby’s nose or chest gently so that it can loosen up the congestion.
Run a hot shower and place your baby in your arms. Sit in the warm bathroom with your little one so that the steam can help to remove the blockage in your baby’s chest or nose.
Ask your baby’s doctor for a saline drop or spray that can loosen up any secretion in the nose that has dried up. If your baby is too young, using a saline spray can be can be easier than using a saline drop.
Using a room vapourizer can help to loosen out the congestion and also make the room more comfortable, making it easier for your baby to fall asleep.
If your baby is still uncomfortable, you can also go in for a nasal bulb syringe. This is one way that can help to remove any of the mucous or other things that are congesting your baby’s chest or nose. Alternatively, you can also check with your baby’s doctor about using vapourizer drops that can release the congestion.
In case your baby is suffering from congestion, it is best to not give any medication without consulting the doctor. If your baby is uncomfortable, or if you notice any of the danger signs mentioned above, you should immediately rush to the doctor, who will prescribe medications accordingly.
It is not safe to medicate your baby at any age, especially not under the age of 6, without the prescription or advice of your baby’s doctor.