When it comes to a young infant, parents want to do everything they can for them with they catch a cold. If that baby is unlucky enough to catch a cold during cold season moms and dads will go nuts trying to stop their baby's suffering. The solution is usually hard to find as most over the counter cough and cold medicine isn't recommended for children up to age six. The solution is natural baby cold remedies.
Just so you know, there are products on the market for infants older than 3 months old, such as Vicks Babyrub Soothing Aroma Ointment and Little Colds Baby Rub, to help soothe cold symptoms like congestion.
Non-Medicated Formulas to Soothe
When massaged onto your infant's neck, chest and back, these non-medicated baby rubs help to comfort and soothe cold symptoms.
We prefer Little Colds Baby Rub over Vicks because of the "fragrance" that is undisclosed in Vicks' ingredients. The added benefits of peppermint leaf extract and coconut oil pushed us even further in favor of Little Colds.
Vicks: petrolatum, fragrance, aloe extract, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil
Little Colds: petrolatum, eucalyptus oil, coconut oil, rosemary leaf oil, peppermint leaf extract and lavender oil
What if the baby is younger than 3 months?
This is where nursing moms have a secret weapon. They can use the baby rub on themselves, and baby will breathe it in while breastfeeding. That's right.
You'll place a little rub above where your baby attaches to nurse, being sure they won't be mouthing this area. And when baby is nursing they will be breathing in the relaxing scent of the different essential oils known to help relieve congestion.
This is very helpful when your baby has a stuffy nose and is having trouble latching to eat as they cannot breath.
This information is intended to help you stay better informed of natural health care. The information presented gives general advice on baby health care and you should consult your doctor for individual needs.