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Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board

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I'm in the same boat! My 6 month old and I (and my husband) have a nasty cold and cough. It's one thing when I get sick, but it's so hard to make the little ones feel better.

It sounds like you are doing everything right. I've just been spending a lot of time with my little guy, and making sure he's getting the rest he needs. I've tried to increase his naps, but it's hard because he really hates to sleep during the day. So, we've just had lots of downtime and cuddling... I figure the rest is good too.

If your 11 month old is eating fruit, it might be a good idea to give them ones that are loaded with vitamin C - like oranges. Maybe a nice warm bath will loosen his congestion and help relax him. And keep up with the water!

If his symptoms really worsen, or you don't feel right about this, then definately call your doctor or take him in. It's probably just a cold, but it never hurts to be safe than sorry.

Take care of yourselves, and I hope you both feel better soon!
thank you for the reply! and im sorry to hear you all are sick also!
last night his temp shot up to 103.3! we called the doctor and she told us to give him a double dose of motrin instead of motrin every 8 hours tylenol every four, and also the motrin every 6 hours and she wants to see him today... we got his fever down to 99, he slept really well last night and woke up with a little bit of a fever at about 6 so i gave him more motrin and it came down...his apt is here in a couple hours... im thinking sinus infection, his snot isnt clear now it is greenish yellow, and quite a bit thicker.. so we will see today.. he seems so much happier after a good sleep, even tho i can tell he doesnt feel well.. i hope everyone there is feeling better soon!!
I do understand your concerns, and you have to do what you feel is best for your child. Always go with what your mommy instincts tell you! You were obviously right on to keep giving him motrin, as it probably helped to ease the pain of the ear infection! Mommy instincts are usually always right! I had only wanted to ease your mind about the fever, as I've been there many times with my own girls!

So glad your baby is doing better now! It's no fun when our little ones are sick and can't tell us why!

LadyLindsey, your doctors are all 100% right in that cold medicine [I]can[/I] cause death in a child under the age of 2.... but they can also cause death in just about anyone.... in fact, over the last couple of years, they've been going back and forth on whether or not to take medications off the shelves for kids aged 6-12 years old! Most experts are divided on this issue. Those that make recommendations to not give cold medicine to a child under age 2 base those opinions on:

1. OTC cold meds don't "cure" a cold
2. So many parents don't use common sense when they give their child medication and they overdose and kill their children.

A [I]proper[/I] dose of cold medicine given at bedtime to ease symptoms enough for a child to sleep isn't dangerous, and might actually help a child get better faster, as the best way to get over an illness is by getting enough sleep, which is hard to do if you're coughing and sniffling all night long. I have a dry erase board hanging in the medicine cabinet and we write down every time we give medicine to any of our kids.... that way if meds need to be given in the middle of the night, we can look there and know if it's time for meds, or when the next time will be.

ANYWAY.... I'm not saying you're wrong, because you're not! Cold meds [I]can[/I] cause death in children under 2, and if your mommy instincts say not to give them, then you have to go with what your instincts tell you. :)

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