Baby colds - 7 products you can use

Babies can get lots of colds but because they're so young, what can you give them? We reveal the products that help babies with runny or stuffy noses

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  • What you can do to help a coldy baby

    The cold virus is our most common respiratory infection, and as babies' immune systems are still developing, they can catch a cold much more easily than we do. On average babies can have between 7 to 10 colds a year.  

    Although there is no cure for the common cold and in most cases it will go away in a few days, there are remedies and products to ease your baby’s cold symptoms.

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    Natural ways to help your baby

    1 Keep your baby fully hydrated, giving lots of drinks of water

    2 Let your baby sleep and rest as much as he needs - this gives his body time to fight the illness

    3 Keep your baby well fed with nutritious milk and food - your baby needs energy for his immune system. If your baby is weaning, try giving him food with plenty of vitamin C. See our 42 baby recipes that contain fruit - from lunches to puddings and snacks. 

    Click on to see our 7 products to help babies with colds...

  • Dentinox Medicine Dispenser Dummy, £6.99 - from 3 months

    There are many baby/child medicines on the market that will help soothe some of your baby’s symptoms. And if your little one has yet to master feeding from a spoon this dispensing dummy is a great way to get your child to take medicine.

    Your baby can suck the linctus through the teat or you can use the syringe at the back of the dummy to ease it into his mouth. 

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  • Calpol saline nasal drops, £2.99 - from birth

    Saline nasal drops is a natural and non-medicated nose wash that will help to loosen and wash away your baby’s mucus to help get rid of a blocked nose and her breath more easily.

    Suitable from birth the drops can also be used to fight sinusitis and hayfever when the summer months bring the inevitable high pollen count and seasonal allergies.  

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  • Vicks Mini Ultra humidifier, £44.99 - from birth

    A humidifier is a great tool to use when your baby has a cold because it brings moisture to the room. It can also ease coughing and help your baby to breathe more easily through the night.

    The Vicks Mini Ultra humidifier is suitable from birth and uses cold steam to clear the air, so there is no chance of scalding or making the room unbearably hot.

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  • Snuffle Babe Nasal Aspirator, £7 - from birth

    Sometimes it is not enough to loosen the mucus in your baby’s nose, you have to get physical with the phlegm, and this is where a nasal aspirator comes in. 

    The Snuffle Babe aspirator is a more advanced version of the bulb nose syringe (which has a marmite effect on many parents). The aspirator allows you to suck the mucus out of your baby’s nose with your mouth by using a hygienic plastic apparatus that has an in-built filter. So it has all the parent power without the mess.

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  • Snuffle Babe Vapour rub, £3 - from 3 months

    An old remedy, but still one of the best; vapour rubs use eucalyptus oil, menthol and thyme to decongest a stuffy baby.

    Suitable from 3 months, the Snuffle Babe vapour rub has been endorsed by NHS Choices as a medicine that will relieve symptoms of a blocked nose in infants.  

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  • Vapour plug & nightlight £6.99 - from 3 months

    A vapouriser and nightlight, this Calpol plug-in will help to unblock a stuffy nasal passage and ease breathing by dispersing eucalyptus, camphor, chamomile, menthol and lavender oil in the air. 

    Suitable for children from 3 months, the vapour plug also has a blue nightlight for little ones who don’t like sleeping in the dark. 

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  • Vital Baby Health & Safety kit, £16.99 - from birth

    It is always useful to have a thermometer close to hand as your child may have a raised temperature with a cold.

    The Vital Baby Health & Safety kit gives you several in one package.

    The digital room and bath thermometer comes in the form of a little bear and allows you to monitor the temperature of both room and bath water.  The flexisafe thermometer is suitable for oral, underarm or rectal use. The award-winning kit also comes with a nasal decongester

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