What I did when my baby got a bad cough

Well my son just had his first flu with a cough to go with it. I would rub vicks babyrub on his chest and feet then put socks on his feet, give him warm baths, make sure he was in a nice warm room as much as possible, kept his fluids up. He cleared up pretty quickly as soon as I started using the vicks.

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    04/21/14
    We started using the vicks over the weekend and my daugther's cough seems to be a little better. We did not put socks on her feet, maybe we should try that tonight when we put her to bed.
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      04/21/14
      I wrote up an article about this a bit ago, but it was for babies in general rather than a specific 5 month old. I'll just append it to your comments for further reference. :)

      https://moms.com/post/205150/for-a-cough-related-…
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        04/21/14
        8Theresa Gould
        Jayson is so little to have experienced flu with a cough. :( Glad the Vicks helped. My son had a touch of pneumonia when he was a couple of months old. I just couldn't keep his sisters away from him effectively enough to keep him healthy. Thankfully, antibiotics did the trick but it was scary because his cough was so awful.
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          04/21/14
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          About Lis Outland
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          I'm the Mummy of a very beautiful little boy named Jayson. He and his daddy are my world. I'm an Aussie gal living in the USA.