Home Remedies for Babies with Cough

  posted by: Rio Dianne

 

 

babies with coughAlthough cough is the body’s natural reaction of expelling foreign objects from the lungs, it can provide great discomfort especially among babies. And as a parent, it breaks your heart to see your little one straining and see that he’s totally not comfortable with what he feels. Okay, so as far as treatment is concerned, it would be better to seek professional help about it since the cough especially chronic cough may mean more than what a simple one is such as bronchitis, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumonia, etc. Once any untoward complication has been rule out, you may want to stick with conventional treatments, however, there are also many types of home remedies for babies with cough associated with cold which you can do to ease what your baby is feeling. What are some of them? Let’s see.

Home Remedies for Babies with Cough

  • Inhalation of steam can provide comfort to your little one as it helps in dissolving mucus from the lungs, and ease chest congestion. This can be done by filling in a tub in the bathroom with hot water and allowing your baby to inhale the steam.
  • Putting a humidifier in the room is another natural remedy to help cure your baby’s cough. You can add a few drops of eucalyptus oil on it.
  • Give baby a warm water bath can also help in relieving congestion in the chest and nasal passages.
  • Massage your precious one’s chest and back with Vicks or other essential oils such as olive oil, eucalyptus, sage, peppermint, etc to facilitate easy breathing. You can also wrap the child in a blanket to make sure that the body is covered properly.
  • Aside from letting your little one drink plenty of fluids, you can also prepare some herbal tea for toddlers such as licorice and osho root which are noted to work well especially on dry cough. As for babies, breastfeeding can definitely aid in treating your child’s cough. You can do so by increasing feedings.

If you’re a mom who hesitates to give your baby medicine for cough, then these home remedies for babies with cough can well be practiced. Good luck!

 

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