Cold and conjested just at night

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  1. CharlieP

    CharlieP Mum to Charlie

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    Can anyone help? My LO gets very snotty/catarghy at night and seems to have difficulty breathing. He goes off ok but it wakes him up. He was up and down from 3.30am this morning.

    Is there anything I can do for / give him to make it better.

    He seems less conjested in the day but seems have slept more and eaten less over the last two days. Still lots of wet/dirty nappies.

    TIA

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  2. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    Do you have central heating?

    My HV told me that if River is stuffy to hang washing around the house or bowls of water to keep moisture in the air as central heating is really dry
     
  3. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Mummy to Adam and Joel

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    ^^ or a humidifier.

    I am the same in winter with the central heating on. It's lying down that's the problem. Upright and I am fine. Adam has shown some signs of being the same, so we're getting a humidifier soon. If we didn't have Adam I'd keep the bedroom window ajar but OH won't let me with a baby in the room, so consequently the air is very dry.

    Bowls of water would be better than laundry, as that'd dry out before the night is over, I'd think.
     
  4. Laraa

    Laraa Mummy to a PrincEss.xxxxx

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    my los exactly the same..i shall keep an eye on this thread x
     
  5. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    Yes, we've got the bowl of water to help.
    My nose was dry and blergh too.
     
  6. CharlieP

    CharlieP Mum to Charlie

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    When you say a bowl of water what do you exactly mean?

    Does it have to be hot? How big should the bowl be?

    Thanks
     
  7. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    Just a cereal bowl of cold water by your radiator (I have mine on the floor because we have UFH)

    It saves the air drying out too much... which stuff up your nose like air conditioning does.
     
  8. mum2b2009

    mum2b2009 mummy of two boys!

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    I found rasing up his crib a little,it works wonders! x
     
  9. Chaos

    Chaos Mum to one =)

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    We got a cold mist humidifier for Autumn.

    Also do you have the bulb syringe from birth, the one they use to clear the nose and mouth out with?
    Lil Miss kept getting blocked up and our paediatrician told us to put a couple drops of nasal saline solution in each nostril, leave it for 10 secs and then suck it all out. It works wonders for "normal" bogies and what ever else snot wise is up there.
     

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