ExpertDr.Rasika ThosarPaediatric Intensivist
A. avoid cold climate, cold winds.
give plenty of feeds , adequate rest to the baby.
indirect steam , hot water bath will also help.
consult your paediatrician if baby is feeding less, excessively drowsy or if cold increases.
post illness babies might be cranky , irritable.
nose block congestion also result in loss of appetite, difficult sucking. try different head up feeding position.
feed by spoon otherwise.
if bottle feeding, maintain sterility as its a common source of infections.
. put steamer in room or To give steam to babies, best way is to make your bathroom steamy by running the hot water tap.
keep the baby away from source of steam.
Sneha PuruswaniMom of 2 children
A. No medication without prescription please consult a paediatrician and he will guide you better after examination and analysis
Light massage of mustard oil or coconut oil will help your baby to get relief from cough. Do massage on chest & back of your baby.
Roast 2–3 big cloves of garlic & few pinches of Ajwain on tawa for just one minute. You will be able to smell powerful fumes. Let the mixture cool down and keep near your child. The smell of mixture will heal the cold & cough of your child. You can also bind the mixture in pouch for better handling.
Warm up coconut oil and add tulsi leaves. Apply this
oil on chest of your baby before sleep. You can also do hair massage with same oil
. It will give relief from cold and cough