My 9 month old has lots of mucus and can't sleep

If your baby has a cold and a lot of mucous there are many natural remedies that you can try.

- Cool mist humidifier
- Hot steam from a running shower
- Essential oils such a Breathe from doterra
- Nasal suction device (bulb sucker or electric sucker)
- Keeping your baby upright such as sleeping on your chest
- Make sure your baby is drinking plenty of fluids
- Give your baby plenty of hugs and love

According the the FDA there are no cold medications that are safe for babies.

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4Katie
Moms Expertise
    05/06/14
    Beth
    We found that keeping our kids upright (or close to it) as much as possible helped a ton. We would put pillows underneath their mattress in the crib so that one side was slightly elevated and it made a huge difference!
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      05/06/14
      8Theresa Gould
      It's hard when babies have colds.
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