Humidifiers help keep the air moist. Moist air is easier on the nose and throat, which helps your baby breathe better.
If your child is sick, try not to set the air conditioner in his room until he is completely better. The cold air or temperature of an air-conditioned room can worsen their symptoms because AC makes the air drier.
3. Give Them Fruits and Vegetables
Proper nutrition is an excellent cold medicine for babies aged 6 months and older. If your baby is just starting with solid foods, consider mashing some fruits and vegetables for puree.
Fruits and vegetables contain various vitamins and minerals that speed up their recovery and protect them from other illnesses.
4. Offer Them Honey
Drinking honey can help with cough and sore throat. You can give a teaspoon of honey for the baby to drink, or dissolve honey in tea or warm water.
However, do not give honey to babies under the age of 1 as it increases the risk of infant botulism
5. Give Them Warm Water
When the baby is six months old and above, you can give warm water to help soothe his throat.
This natural cold medicine for babies helps loosen the mucus and prevent dehydration.
If your little one doesn’t like drinking water, you can work around this by making warm tea, lemon water, or soup. However, do not give them sugary drinks.
6. Pat Their Back
Gently and slowly patting the baby’s back helps clear chest congestion.
Lay the baby on your thigh in a prone position. Then, gently pat their back with your cupped hand. If your baby is more than a year old, you can pat him on the back when he sits down on your lap.
7. Clean Their Nose
Mucus dries and hardens around the baby’s nose. This, of course, makes the baby feel uncomfortable.
To promote comfort, clean the crust around the visible area of the baby’s nose using a cotton bud or cotton moistened with warm water. Be careful not to push in farther the crusts/debris. Only clean what is visible to you and do not try to reach far inside the nostrils.