Baby Corner


 
Old 08-19-08, 01:17 PM
Bethann73's Avatar
is living life..
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 39,097
Thanked 263 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 20%
Default


 
the humidifier and elevating the head will help too..
 
Reply With Quote
Thank you Bethann73!
**Jennifer** (08-19-08)
 
Old 08-19-08, 04:17 PM
skyqueen's Avatar
Long Time Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: I wish I knew...
Posts: 28,119
Thanked 422 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 20%
Default

my DS had a horrid congestion problem from the time he was 2 weeks old until he was 1 year old at which time he got tubes in his ears.
It was nothing but misery.
All our Drs told us we could do was the saline mist/spray up the nose and then suction it out. I got pretty good at the suction (since they're so strong and fight it so hard) I had to lay him down on the change table with his head on my left side. I had a diaper rag on the far side of his head and that was what I squirted the snot into after suctioning.
I would use my left arm to pin across his body with my elbow keeping his head mostly still, I'd lean over his right arm so it couldn't go up, and my left hand would hold his left arm down. then I'd take my right hand with the suction cup and suction it all out as quick as possible (after the saline was squirted).

Yes, screaming, unhappiness - but there is a very short 10 minutes that they can breathe thru their noses after you suction that they get to eat with... so we did it ALL day and night so he could breathe.
We also had to elevate his crib mattress a smidge to help as well as the humidifier.
Reply With Quote
Thank you skyqueen!
**Jennifer** (08-20-08)
 
Old 08-19-08, 09:34 PM
Oreo's Avatar
is all about the PINK!!!
Proud American Teacher!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: In a State of Confusion
Posts: 9,601
Thanked 652 Times
Points: 2
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 120%
Default

My vote is for the saline and suction, humidifier and head elevation.


 
Reply With Quote
Thank you Oreo!
**Jennifer** (08-20-08)
 
Old 08-20-08, 11:41 AM
CarolleZ's Avatar
is having another baby! Holy cow!!
Community Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern Ontario
Posts: 2,084
Thanked 196 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 20%
Default

I could have sworn I answered this thread last night.....

We used a humidifier, some saline drops (she hates the spray, so we avoided that..) and suctioned her nose out when it got really bad
Reply With Quote
Thank you CarolleZ!
**Jennifer** (08-20-08)
Latest Articles
Pregnant Woman's Guide to The Zika Virus
Get the latest information about the zika virus during pregnancy including how to protect your unborn baby or infant, signs and symptoms, complications, and prevention.

Fetal Development Video
Video showing how a fetus developed during the 40 weeks of pregnancy. Fetal Development Video

Adventure Vacations with Your New Family Are Possible
If you spent time as a couple exploring vast areas of the world, that doesn't have to end just because you have a new baby. Here are 6 tips to make your vacations fun for the whole family. Plus, vacation ideas to help you get started.

The "Mozart" Effect: How Music Helps Your Baby's Development
Can your baby really be smarter if your listen to Mozart, or other classical music, during pregnancy?

What to Expect Postpartum: Your Period
The postpartum period brings many changes to a woman's body. Learn what to expect with your period including when it will return and warning signs to watch out for.

May 2017 Baby Photo Contest Winner
May 2017 Baby Photo Contest Winner
"Kiara"
Congratulations jaydipdave!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:55 PM.


Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.