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Old May 18th, 2011, 17:45 PM   1
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15 month old stuffed up and runny nose please help?


ok so my 15 month old baby girl has had a runny nose and is all stuffed up n cant breathe.. i havent taken her to the doctors coz i dont think its that serious yet and they would most likely not do anything for her. chemists have said there is no medicine or anything for her coz she isnt 2 yet i have been trying to use the saline drops and the booger sucker but it is a MAJOR fight and she is the one that wins.. she hates it.. and i can hardly get a drop in there at all.. and they also told me to get a humidifier. we havent got one atm because she has been really good and has only been sick sick once or twice.. we are expecting another one atm. i am currently 16 weeks and 3 days pregnant with #2 and i am wanting to get one.. i have heard they are really good.. i think my partner tho just thinks thats another lot of money wasted on taleah that we dont really need, but i think its worth it.. if they last for awhile too.. and help her breathe better especially thru winter.. she will get alot more runny stuffy noses i tihnk.. so can anyone tell me from knowledge or experience are they worth the $60 i see them for in the chemists?.. do they work to clear up a stuffy nose n help her breathe better?. and which one is the best one to buy.. im liking the vicks one but will that be safe when the next bubby comes along?.. ive seen somewhere that vicks or inhalents are apparently not good for newborns under 12 months coz there systems are still developing.. but yea. any advice hints, tips would be greatly appreciated.. thankyou..



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Old May 18th, 2011, 17:59 PM   2
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Our ped always says saline and nose suction!



 
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Old May 18th, 2011, 21:41 PM   3
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Use the nose bulb and saline spray - it always helps! I know she will fight you, but it's best for her. She is just grumpy because she isn't feeling well.

Also put a humidifier in the room where she sleeps, it will help loads too. If you don't have one, run a hot shower and close the door - sit with her in the steam. Good luck



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 00:08 AM   4
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yea i just brought a vicks steam vaporiser.. hope that works! fingers crossed.. thanks for all your replies.. x



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Old May 19th, 2011, 00:11 AM   5
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hopefully just a few more days and she will be a lot brighter. poor little mite x



 
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Old May 19th, 2011, 00:12 AM   6
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yea i just brought a vicks steam vaporiser.. hope that works! fingers crossed.. thanks for all your replies.. x


there fantastic



 
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 00:30 AM   7
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yes thankyou lovely ladies.. my little princess is ALOT better, but now my partner and i have it. ugh! so out the vaporiser in our room, and it cleared him up alot. he was all better and made me worse ah well.. cant win em all.. going to the doctors in two days.. soo yay! hopefully if im no better they can give me something or tell me something to help my ickiness feeling :'(



 
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 03:46 AM   8
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another tip which my doctor uses, is to take lo to the bathroom close the door and window and run the shower or the hot tap and fill the room with steam, it will help any congestion and help breathing....just make sure you have tissues handy Plus lo can play with toys on the floor quite happily



 
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 04:06 AM   9
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ok so my 15 month old baby girl has had a runny nose and is all stuffed up n cant breathe.. i havent taken her to the doctors coz i dont think its that serious yet and they would most likely not do anything for her. chemists have said there is no medicine or anything for her coz she isnt 2 yet i have been trying to use the saline drops and the booger sucker but it is a MAJOR fight and she is the one that wins.. she hates it.. and i can hardly get a drop in there at all.. and they also told me to get a humidifier. we havent got one atm because she has been really good and has only been sick sick once or twice.. we are expecting another one atm. i am currently 16 weeks and 3 days pregnant with #2 and i am wanting to get one.. i have heard they are really good.. i think my partner tho just thinks thats another lot of money wasted on taleah that we dont really need, but i think its worth it.. if they last for awhile too.. and help her breathe better especially thru winter.. she will get alot more runny stuffy noses i tihnk.. so can anyone tell me from knowledge or experience are they worth the $60 i see them for in the chemists?.. do they work to clear up a stuffy nose n help her breathe better?. and which one is the best one to buy.. im liking the vicks one but will that be safe when the next bubby comes along?.. ive seen somewhere that vicks or inhalents are apparently not good for newborns under 12 months coz there systems are still developing.. but yea. any advice hints, tips would be greatly appreciated.. thankyou..
You don't need to pay $60 for one ... we have one as my daughter has breathing problems and cold turn in to a major deal with her. It absolutely helps. More so because the AC dries out the air.

You'll want to get an ultra sonic one, and the others are very noisy. Here are some at Target, I ordered it off line and it was here in 3 days. It was $40.

http://www.target.com/s?keywords=Craine+ultrasonic&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&ref=sr_bx_1_1&x=0&y=0

Just put it on at night in the room, it takes plain tap water and I keep it on half strength. I got her the elephant one, she loves it. You have to take care of it tho or it won't last. You don't need the filter for it, but you need to empty it each morning and let it air dry or it will get mildew in it from sitting. Once a week you need to rinse it with white diluted vinegar water, craine have instruction videos on their website. It's really no bother, becomes part of the morning routine. (This care is the same with any humidifier)

Other things for cold stuffiness, put a pillow under the head end of the mattress. Get baby vicks and rub some on her chest and back. Target sell a 'vapour' bubble bath. Warm bath before bed with some of that, let her soak for 20 minutes then plunge her with the bulb syringe .. if shes in a warm bath like that she won't need saline up the nose as the warmth and vapours loosen the gunk. You just gotta get your husband to hold her down while you do it. She's 15 months old .. you're stronger than her and its for her own good so she can breathe. My DD was like that in the start. Now she goes and gets the saline and sucker out the draw for us and brings it to us! lol.

Good luck.



 
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 04:33 AM   10
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theres plenty you can use! Carvol, snuffle babe, a menthol or eucalyptus bath, vapo rub, sudafed paediatric decongestant oral drops (6m-3y) and im pretty sure theres some vapo plug-ins you can buy too

meant to add- try teachign her to blow her nose by getting her to copy you. my son learnt at about 12 months so it can be done x



 
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