My 7 Month old baby boy has a sore throat, cough, runny nose, he's grumpy, finds it hard to keep bottles down, any suggestions?
Infancy Colds - Fill all your bottles with 2 oz of pedialyte-equivalent. Offer one every half hour and allow the baby to refuse. Run a humidifier or vaporizer to add moisture to the air. Cancel any other plans and snuggle with good hand washing reminders for all care-givers. Rest It's no fun to have an infant with what sounds like a viral infection, but ... they usually pass quickly with supportive measures.
My 7 month old had a runny nose for a day that went away 2 days ago. I have a sore throat and I believe she now has it too. How can I treat her?
Supportive Care . You are probably right, at this age, we want to be very careful about cold medicines as they cause mostly side effects with no benefit. If he seems to be in pain with his sore throat, try a dose of ibuprofen this should soothe it for 6 to 8 hours. If he is inconsolable and one hour after trying Motrin you are not seeing him perk up and give you a smile, then he needs to be seen by his doc. . Read more...