Childhood Illnesses

Many parents would rather be sick themselves, than have their child be sick. When those childhood illnesses occur, there is a trusted brand you can turn to, Calpol.

The first thing you can do to make your little baby under two months to feel better is by administering Calpol Little babies under the age of two months often suffer from stuffy noses. Of course, they are too young to blow their noses and this can just make them miserable. When this occurs, lay the baby flat on their back. Turn the babies head to the side, and insert the nozzle of Calpol – Soothe and Care Nasal Spray into the nostril. Squeeze one time and then repeat on the other side.

This stuffy nose, in a baby, is the result of nasal tissues becoming swollen and therefore, excess fluid builds up and leads to the stuffy nose feeling. The cause of this excess fluid can be many things, including childhood illnesses such as a cold, the flu or allergies. This stuffy feeling can make a baby very uncomfortable.

When the congestion becomes a bigger concern is when it interferes with the baby’s ability to nurse or when the baby is having a hard time breathing. If the baby is not eating, or if the baby is having a hard time breathing it is often best to seek professional advice in a baby who is this young.

While most stuffy noses are not a medical emergency, it is important that the baby stay hydrated. If the baby stops eating, it can become a medical emergency very quickly, because of dehydration.
The second thing you can do to make a baby with a stuffy nose feel better is to use a humidifier. The humidifier makes the air moister, and this stops the mucus from becoming thick. Fill the humidifier with water that has been filtered to remove minerals. Place the humidifier about three feet from the baby’s crib. Ensure that there is no way that the baby can reach the humidifier.

The third thing you can do to make a baby with a stuffy nose feel better is to go into the bathroom and turn on the shower water as hot as it can get. Make sure and close the bathroom door so that the steam will build up in the room, and wait for ten minutes before entering the room, holding the baby to your chest. The steam will help loosen the baby’s mucus.

A fourth thing you can do is administer a homemade rub. Many people are afraid to administer medicine to a baby this young for good reasons. A great rub can be made at home, that will help to soothe the baby. To make this rub, simply combine 10 drops of peppermint oil, five drops of eucalyptus oil, two drops of tea tree oil and two teaspoons of almond oil. Dip a cotton swab in this rub, and gently apply to the back of the baby’s ears, the bottom of the baby’s feet and to the baby’s chest.