Sunday, May 8, 2011

Congested Baby

Finian has a cold, picked up from Ailbhe. For now at least, his cold has stayed a cold and for once not morphed into a chest infection or a throat infection. Yesterday, he was really congested so before he went to bed, we did everything we could think of to reduce the congestion. And what do you know, it worked, he slept really well.

We turned the shower on hot with the bathroom door closed and sat with Finian in the steam for 10 minutes. Straight after this, we used a saline nasal mist and then an aspirator. We rubbed Gardener's Dream Cream on his chest and the soles of his feet, and we put a flat pillow under one end of his crib mattress so that his head was elevated.

We did all of this again tonight, hopefully he will sleep well again.

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