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3 Week old baby congested, coughs and sneezes. How to help her?

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You can use saline and a bulb syringe for a congested nose and sit in a steamy bathroom or use a humidifier . Also if you can elevate babies head a bit while sleeping that will also help with the congestion . Keep an eye on the coughing and babies breathing , my son got pneumonia at 3 weeks old , it started as a cold he got from his 18 month old brother


If your 3 week old baby is congested, there isn't much you can do to help her/him. No cough/cold medicines are safe at that age. The best you can do is try to reduce the symptoms as much as possible. Try to keep them elevated and upright so they have a chance to drain - we had great success with putting a pillow under their mattress to put it on a small incline. Putting a humidifier in their room or sitting in the bathroom with them while hot water is running and creating steam can also help.

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