When your baby is sick with the cold or flu, it’s tough . . especially if you have other children in the home. You have to take time off work. You are up at all hours of the night and day trying to comfort your fussy, unhappy baby. You might be calling the pediatrician every hour on the hour. And unfortunately, you can’t give your baby any over-the-counter cough or cold medicine.
Babies have immature immune systems, and it’s easy for them to catch the common cold – particularly if they’re around other children or people who don’t wash their hands before they touch them. Young infants haven’t had the time to acquire immunity to many common illnesses.
In a single year, it’s estimated that a typical baby will experience up to seven colds. Bottle-fed babies usually experience more colds and sickness than breastfed babies. However, all babies will get sick at some point or another.
So what can you do when your baby comes down with the cold or flu? Over-the-counter cold medicine is not an option for children under age 2. It is too dangerous. (Read below for the reason why). [Read more…] about Natural Home Remedies for Babies with Colds