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    Aug 2012
    Nashville, TN

    Default BF toddler with cough, chest congestion

    Besides nursing, draining the nose (we have one of these, it's brilliant http://www.fridababy.com/shop/nosefrida/ ) does anyone else do anything for a toddler cold? No fever. Cough and some chest congestion. Fairly happy, trying to keep upright ish for nursing / naps / sleep. Only looking for natural options. Thx
    1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12

  2. #2
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    Sep 2012

    Default Re: BF toddler with cough, chest congestion

    Teaspoon of honey, particularly before sleep times, does a lot to calm coughs. Just watch baby's hands. I told another mom the same trick and baby ended up with honey all over in her hair I think Dr Sears recommends a hot shower while chest thumping to help congestion.

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    Default Re: BF toddler with cough, chest congestion

    During naps and night time have half an onion close to the bed. No need to peel, just slice it in half and lay it on a plate. It is a bit smelly, especially in the morning but it works really well as a natural decongestant. You can use the same onion for a few days if you bag it up between use. I use a saline spray rather than a sucker which is good for flushing out the snot and also a few drops of baby oblas oil on the bed. My girl has been snotty and coughing for such a long time. Sigh. The down side of great play groups!


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